Cherry Rise

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It was a subdued but hopeful crowd of about 100 people who turned out for the annual Cherry Rise on New Year’s Eve in downtown Emmett. The electronic video cherry began its rise above Bowman Family Memorial Park about a minute before midnight and those gather joined in the countdown for the final 10 seconds of 2020. No speeches, no pomp, just a quiet dismissal of 2020 and low-key optimism for 2021 as the Cherry proclaimed a New Year.

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