GRANGER - It's late April, which means it's time for the 59th annual Cherry Festival in Granger, April 27-29.
Sponsored by the Granger Lions Club, the festival actually kicks off this Saturday, April 21, with the Little Miss Granger Pageant. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Lions Club, 109 East A St.
A highlight of the Cherry Festival the following weekend will be the Granger Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. Parade floats will line-up behind the middle school gym to begin the route through Granger's downtown area. The route begins on Sunnyside Avenue, then proceeds down Main Street.
For more information on the parade, contact Bobby Cliff at 509-854-1190.
Following the parade, a luncheon will be held at the Lions Club for royalty in attendance.
Carnival rides, games and concession stands will again be featured all three days of the festival.
The fun continues on Sunday, April 29, at 7 a.m. with the annual fishing derby at Granger Pond.
There is a $7 entry fee for adults participating in the fishing derby and a $4 fee for children.
Cash prizes will be given out for the biggest trout caught. Other prize winners will receive a tackle box with fishing lures donated by Yakima Bait Company.
For more information on the fishing derby contact Danny Fonseca at 839-3814.
Additional information on the three-day festival is available by calling Valdemar Valenzuela at 509-854-2457.