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Catch up - clips from the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival 2011

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THE 2011 CHAMP BY A MILE

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Grant "Hercules" Hetherington spits a pip 


(left) Hovea Wilkes hands Grant "Hercules" Hetherington the solid jarrah trophy




(right) Sandy Hetherington stands by her man
























Jon Doust basks in the glow of the champ







MANJIMUP
SATURDAY 10TH OF DECEMBER, 2011
THE AUSTRALASIAN GLOBE VISTA CHERRY PIP SPITTING CHAMPIONSHIP
Grant "Hercules" Hetherington once again snatched the trophy he won last year, but this time with a massive 12.7 metres spit.

The flying pip caused some confusion as it seemed to fly forever, but a sharp eyed child in the crowd spotted the rightful landing spot and the trophy was claimed by the big man for the second year in a row.

With a hushed 2000 strong crowd breathless, Adam "Buckers" Buckley lined up for his final gob and make a good show of it but fell short.

The MCs and security guards had to rush to Hercules as the crowd pushed forward, over eager for photographs and memorabilia.

In no time at all the spitter's wife and coach was…

Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival 10th Anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival and celebrations for 2011 will be bigger than ever over the Festival weekend,  9-11 December.
Coinciding with the annual cherry harvest and the start of the cherry season, the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival will take over the streets of Manjimup for three days running, boasting a hive of activity, live entertainment, special guests and of course, more cherries than you can poke a tongue at!
The 2011 Festival officially opens on Friday 9th December with the CherryBall, a night jam-packed with a live big band, gorgeous frocks, dapper suits and a whole lot of dancing.
Saturday 10 December sees the centre of Manjimup buzzing with live bands, dazzling dancers, tantalising locally sourced food, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and cherry stalls. Amongst other great community competitions - the Red Wheelbarrow Race and the Wood Chopping competition.
An exciting part of the Saturday celebrations is the annual Cherr…