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63rd Cherry Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

Granger starts the celebration of the 63rd Cherry Festival beginning at noon Friday at Old Town Park at the corner of Main and Third streets with carnival rides, live music, contests and a parade along with food and craft vendors that will  be also on hand. Here how the rest of this weekends’ events will go! 

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On Saturday, the parade begins at Granger Middle School at 11 a.m. and heads down Sunnyside Avenue and Main Street before heading back to the school.

Parade registration will be at 7 a.m. at Granger Middle School, 501 Bailey Ave. Floats will be judged at 9 a.m. Local bands will also play in the park amid carnival rides Saturday.

Sunday, a 7 a.m. fishing contest will be held at the Hisey Park pond at the corner of Main Street and State Route 223. Registration is $7 per adult and $4 for children younger than 12. Adults must have a valid fishing license to participate.

Prizes will be awarded to those who land the big ones. First place gets $125, second place gets $75, while a tackle box full of fishing lures goes to third place.

A book of tickets for carnival rides costs $12 Saturday and bracelets for Sunday will be sold for the same price. Bracelets can only be used Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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