Biden & Whitmer to visit Traverse City for Cherry Festival

President Joe Biden by jlhervàsThe Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that President Joseph Biden will be visiting Traverse City this Saturday (details including time yet to be released) during the National Cherry Festival:

Biden will accompany Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as part of an “America’s Back Together” tour to mark progress against the COVID-19 virus and encourage vaccination efforts and outreach.

A White House spokesperson said the president looks forward to celebrating with essential workers and military families, as well as taking time to acknowledge the “resiliency of the American people” during the pandemic that sickened 33.6 million nationwide and killed more than 600,000.

…Biden and Whitmer will visit Traverse City on the first day of the National Cherry Festival, the city’s marquee annual tourism event.

The late President Gerald Ford of Michigan was the last sitting president to visit Traverse City during the festival, when he led the Cherry Royale Parade in 1975.

Whitmer said it’s great to welcome Biden back to the state during the “height of a Pure Michigan summer.”

More in the Record-Eagle & we’ll update this story with details when we have them.

photo credit: President Joe Biden by jlhervàs