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July 2, 2008

2008 Cherry Festival schedule of events

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Saturday, July 5

Opening Day

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Two-Person Beach Volleyball Tournament

Sponsored by AquaFina and Domino's Pizza, in cooperation with WKLT Radio — Double Rock 97.5 & 98.9

Two-person tournament play on the beaches of West Grand Traverse Bay. Saturday's tournament features men's and women's play, with 18 teams per division. Also see the Sunday, July 6, tournament for four-person play in co-ed open, co-ed recreational and women's divisions. Pre-registration is required.

Traverse City West End Park Beach Volleyball Courts on Grandview Parkway

10 a.m.-noon

Big Wheel Race

Sponsored by Big Boy Restaurants, in Cooperation with Families First Magazine

For ages 3-6. Registration is from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Equipment will be available for out-of-town guests. Free. No rubber or altered wheels will be allowed.

Preferred Outlet Center on U.S. 31 South, Traverse City

10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Festival Open Space Park

Enjoy the Johnsonville Brat Tent, Country Fresh Ice Cream and Sara Lee Bakery Cherry Pie booth, Pepsi products, AAA Michigan's Welcome Center and the Cherry Farm Market Tent, as well as live entertainment and Festival souvenirs.

The 9&10 News/WTCM Festival Marketplace offers promotional displays and samplings from Festival sponsoring companies, including Kitchen Craft International, Toyota and AAA Motor Sports.

Other on-site promotional partners include Grand Bay Marine, Crownline Boats, Grand Bay Golf Cars, Basic Communications, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Yellow Pages, Wireless Zone, Clif Bar, Sony Playstation, Indy 500, Alltel, Walk-In-Tubs, Grand Traverse Pie Co., Charter and the U.S. Navy.

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