Traverse City Record-Eagle

National Cherry Festival
July 5-12, 2003

Print copies of this publication were distributed in the July 2 edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Additional copies will be available at various locations during the festival.

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Page 1 Cover art

Page 2
Schmuckal Oil Company Shell Mini-Marts

Page 3
DTE Energy MichCon

Page 4 ALLTEL welcomes you; Greetings from the Governor; Words from the National Cherry Festival President

Page 5 Looking back at how the National Cherry Festival came to be
Vasquez' Hadienda; Limericks & Lore; Cranberry Christmas & Country Store; Diva Dancewear; The Underground Cheesecake Co.

Page 6 Airshow soars with help of past and present technology
Cherryland Electric; Coins & Collectibles

Page 7 neXt2Y offers contests, concerts and more for teens and young adults; Kiteboarding comes to the Cherry Festival; Recycling reaps results at NCF

Page 8

Page 9 Bay Side entertainment's cool music lineup; Wine spectacular Sunday, July 6

Page 10 Bay Side entertainment continued
PPO Midwest

Page 11 Nation's Largest Cherry Ice Cream Social is a tasty opening day event; Cherry pie eating contest 'full' of fun
City Limits restaurant

Page 12 'Special Kids' Day celebrates 20th year; Fishing Pond lets children of all abilities have reel fun
By The Bay Nautical Fine Art; The Grand Traverse Antiques Festival

Page 13 First time dinner dance at NCF Queen ball; Parade chair policy for safety; Physicians for Habitat build for family
The Blue Goat/Wine Country Market

Page 14 Discover the real taste of cherries; Food fare for all at the Festival
Munson Medical Center

Page 15 Grand Cherry Buffet Luncheon menu and information
Horizon Outlet Center

Page 16 Souvenir Pavilion offer cherry mementos; 'Cherry Home Companion' cookbook back for a second helping; Family Oasis
J&S Hamburg; Re/Max Bayshore Properties, Inc.

Page 17
Harleysville Lake States Insurance

Page 18 Fireworks take new aim
McKeough Land Company

Page 19 Cherry Connection offers a look at the industry behind the Festival
Outdoor Adventures Down Outlet

Page 20 Arts and crafts at the Festival
Charter Communications

Page 21 Cooking cherries on the 'Today Show'
Citizens Insurance; Corporate Title Agency; Mabel's restaurant

Page 22 - Not available online

Page 23 Very Cherry Drink contest results offer cool refreshment ideas for everyone
American Lung Association; Streeters Dining & Entertainment

Page 24
Eikenhout Inc. Windows-Roofing-Siding

Page 25 New and perennial NCF events for seniors; Mel Gee celebrates 50th year with Festival

Page 26 DAve Barrons interested in meteorology, cherries; Junior Royale marshal's dogged determination; Classic Car and Truck Show set at GT County Civic Center July 6

Page 27 Industry Man of the Year: Jim Reynolds 'sweet' life; National Cherry Festival print winners depict cherry point of view

Page 28 Charter Communications' connection to NCF and community
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Page 29 Children's events that bring out the kid in everyone
Little Caesars

Page 30 Heritage Day offers a look back
Schelde Enterprises, Inc.

Page 31 Children's events continued; Rubber duck race offers fun for fans big and small on July 10
JenTees Custom Screen Printing; Sara Lee Outlet

Page 32 Opening weekend: Beach volleyball & bicycle touring; RAces & fun run celebrate fitness & competition; Bed race before Heritage parade; Milk Carton Boat Regatta July 12

Page 33 Schedule of events

Page 34 Schedule of events continued
French Manor Assisted Living Communities; The Briar at Mesick; Borders Books

Page 35 Schedule of events continued
Pirates Cove Adventure Park; Union Street Station

Page 36 Schedule of events continued

Page 37 Let BATA do the driving at the National Cherry Festival; Venue map

Page 38
TRAVERSE CITY: Stewart-Zacks; Toy Harbor; Doug Murdicks Fudge; Traverse Bay Bath & Body Products; Higher Self Bookstore; Belstone Gallery

Page 39
TRAVERSE CITY: DeYoung's Custer's Last Stamp; Expresso Bay; Backcountry; Kay's

Page 40
United Building Centers

Page 41 Schedule of events continued
Grand Bay Marine; Bayview Inn Bar & Grill

Page 42 Schedule of events continued
Stained Glass Cabinet Co.; America's Carpet Barn

Page 43 Schedule of events continued
Joan Sturmer GRI, Realtor; Grand Traverse Mall

Page 44
ALDEN: Carter Candles; Red Eye Gallery; 45th Parallel Exceptional Clothing; PK Interiors; Alden's Mill House; Winter Workshop; Alden State Bank

Page 45 Schedule of events continued
Potter's Fine Pastries; Shirley Allison/Real Estate One

Page 46 Schedule of events continued
Big Apple Bagels; Jim Dixon & Leslie Werth/Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors; The Petoskey Summer Antiques Festival

Page 47 Schedule of events continued
Interlochen Arts Festival

Page 48 Schedule of events continued
Charlevoix Art Festival;

Page 49 Three parades that put pizzaz into the Festival
Traverse City Area Public Schools; Northport Community Arts Center

Page 50 Festival Executive Committee; Festival Assistant Directors; Festival Chancellors
The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms; Cookie McCullough/Real Estate One

Page 51 Festival Board of Trustees
Digital Highway Long Distance and Wireless

Page 52 Festival Event Directors

Page 53 Festival Event Directors continued; Festival Ambassadors

Page 54 Festival community works program helps further education and environment

Page 55 Investment was a way of life for NCF volunteer Bill LaCourse
Lindal Cedar Homes; Traverse Bay Entertainment

Page 56 Harley Davidsons heat up Heritage Parade; Bil LaCourse continued; Volunteer Recognition Day

Page 57 The Festival get interactive
Streeters Ground Zero Nightclub; Burnette Foods, Inc.

Page 58 A year in the life of a National Cherry Queen; Meet the 2003 National Cherry Queen finalists

Page 59 Festival Prince & Princess Program

Page 60
LEELANAU COUNTY: Cottage Collections; Murdick's Fudge Shoppe; Molly's; Lima Bean; Treeline Gallery

Page 61
LEELANAU COUNTY: Breeze Hill Green House; Synchronicity; Leelanau Outdoor; New Kids in Town; Leelanau Country Inn; Four Season Nursery; The Fish Hook at Trail's End

Page 62 Clydesdales come to the Cherry Capital
Bubba's restaurant; 310 Restaurant & Bar; Advanced Awning

Page 63 The Royal Pageant of Fashion & Luncheon
Don Orr Ski 'n Beach Haus; Friske Orchards; Summer Place Casuals

Page 64 Pin is start to winning 'gorgeous boat'
Art & Soul Gallery; Randy's Diner; Peegeo's; Tile Mart

Page 65 Squeezing the health benefits from cherries
La Senorita Mexican Restaurants; Union Street Station

Page 66 Take home the prize - literally - in annual Hole-in-One contest
Record-Eagle Summer Guide

Page 67
Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce

Page 68 Festival Ambassdors

Page 69 Astronaut Jerry Linenger and family parade marshals; Children's Museum offers cherry crafts
Tahquamenon Area Civic Center Building Project; The Village at Bay Ridge

Page 70 Festival Sponsors

Page 71 Cherry orchard tours
Creative Outlet; The Coop; Rainbow Seamless Rain Gutters; Thompson Pharmacy & Medical; The Loading Dock

Page 72 Festival Corporate Membership Program

Page 73 Son of NCF founder remembers Festival's first years
NMC University Center

Page 74 Color guard
Bay Racing Promotion; Whittler Woodcraft Rustic Studio

Page 75 Cherry Memories
Sladek's Catering; Comtronics Communications/Security; Sleeping Bear Golf Club

Page 76 Cherry Memories

Page 77
GOLF 2003: Bay Meadows; Champion Hill; The Crown; Emerald Vale Golf Club; High Pointe; The Leelanau Club; King's Challenge; Mistwood Golf Course; Pinecroft; A-Ga-Ming Golf Club; Missaukee Golf Club

Page 78 Coast Guard to kick off airshow
High Pointe Golf Club

Page 79
Traverse Bay Entertainment

Page 80
Grand Traverse Auto

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