TRAVERSE CITY – Tom Garrisi kept people talking during the National Cherry Festival’s eight-day run. Garrisi, a long-time festival volunteer in radio communications, on Monday quietly packed his equipment outside the festival’s communications tent along Grandview Parkway.
His team coordinated communications with the help of 120 portable radios used by festival officials, organizers and volunteers. And with no major glitches, he considered this year a success.
Festival Executive Director Trevor Tkach said he won’t have specific numbers on whether this year’s festival finished with a profit until late August. But the first-year boss said he received “positive feedback” from festival vendors and sponsors.
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