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Propel yourself to glory at Naramata's great cherry pit spitting contest

Kim Russell prepares to spit a cherry pit at the 2018 Great Cherry pit spitting contest in Naramata. This year's version takes place Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
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July 16, 2019 - 7:00 AM

PENTICTON - The Great Cherry Pit Spitting Contest returns to Naramata this week.

The pit spitting contest is fast becoming a seasonal tradition, taking place for the ninth time this Wednesday, July 17 at 4:30 p.m. at Wharf Park in Naramata.

Prizes consisting of Naramata Market bucks will be available for winners in each category as contestants vie to spit the Lapin cherry pit the furthest. Cherries are supplied by local grower Rob Van Westen’s orchard on Boothe Road.

Last year’s winner was Ucluelet resident Jesse Ashwell, who managed to spit his cherry pit 36.5 feet.

Prior to Ashwell's win, Edmonton resident Colin Lacey held the title for the previous three years.

The world record for cherry spitting is almost three times that, at 93 feet, six and a half inches.

The contest is free to enter.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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