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Cherry-T Ball Drop Raises $15,000 in Donations

Thousands of people came out to ring in the new year in Traverse City over the weekend, and they helped raise thousands of dollars for charity.

The Cherry-T Ball Drop is the way they celebrate on New Year’s Eve in Traverse City, but it’s also a fundraiser.

With a giant cherry lowered over downtown, people make their way that way to count down to midnight.

Donations from this year’s Cherry-T were split between food rescue and the Northwest Michigan Food Coalition.

The National Cherry Festival organizes the event, and Goodwill’s Food Rescue says they’re estimating $15,000 in donations were collected this year.