The Traverse City Cherry Festival & The Blue Angels
Make plans to come this year to The Traverse City Cherry Festival.
Join us July 5 – 12, 2014
Traverse City & the area around is know for it’s Cherries. Every type of a Cherry dish you can think of. My favorite, Cherry Pie with whip cream. Right along the bay you will find more than 150 events. There is something for everyone of all ages. This is truly a family event.
This event started around 1910 in an informal way, “blessing of the blossoms”.
In 1926, Hawkins Bakery in Traverse City baked a huge cherry pie and presented it to U.S. President Calvin Coolidge. The pie, being three feet in diameter and containing more than 5,000 cherries, had to be loaded into a car through the windshield and into the back seat. (Taken from their website)
There was many stages of the event & it changed in many ways.
The National Cherry Festival was suspended during the World War II (1942-47), but it has been held continuously every year since. 1946 was considered too soon after the War, and in 1947 Traverse City celebrated its Centennial; so the National Cherry Festival was postponed until 1948. The National Cherry Festival set a world record by baking the world’s largest cherry pie on July 25, 1987. The pie was 17 ft 6 in and weighed in at 28,350 pounds. (Taken from their website)
Now the festival is a week long.
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I enjoy playing bingo with my Mother-in-Law. But my favorite part is when the Blue Angels come. They are coming this year…. YEA
U.S. Navy Blue Angels take to the Skies July 4, 5 and 6.
The Blue Angels started in Jacksonville, FL on June 15, 1946. Their mission is to increase the pride that American people have for the Untied States Navy. They inspire men & women to serve their country.
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Each member of the Blue Angels volunteer for duty. They feel it is an honor to be a part of this team. I sure enjoy watching them perform all the tricks. They are so close together as they go right over the water, it’s so cool. I love the sound of FREEDOM as they go over our heads. Make plans today….
Watch the below video from 2010. It was great how they flew right over our heads… It really does make me proud to be an AMERICAN…. I love our service members, who help our country to be FREE….
2010 Blue Angels in Traverse City