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Saturday, 06 July 2013 07:20

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — It's time for the annual cherry pit spitting contest in southwestern Michigan, and organizers promise it will be — what else? — "spittacular."

The 40th International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship is set for Saturday at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm near Eau Claire, just north of the Indiana border.

In addition to the main spit-offs for men and women, there's a number of youth competitions on the schedule as well as a competition for dignitaries.

Owner Herb Teichman launched the tournament four decades ago as a lark — but also to mark the region's tart cherry harvest.

It attracts competitors from the U.S. and beyond.

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Online:

http://www.treemendus-fruit.com


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