Lakers March in Cherry Festival Parade
Over 110 Lakers paraded their GVSU pride at the 2009 Cherry Royale Parade during Traverse City's 83rd National Cherry Festival on July 11. This year marked the second annual alumni march at the festival where alumna Angela Sayler, '08, was crowned National Cherry Queen.
Participants started the day with breakfast at the GVSU Traverse City Regional Center then shuttled to the parade route to begin marching at noon. Members of the Alumni Association joined the Laker pep band, cheer and dance teams, Louie the Laker, faculty, staff and friends in handing out Laker tattoos, merchandise and candy to the record-breaking crowds. The Grand Valley troop was cheered by raucous "Lets Go Laker" chants as they made their way through the packed city streets.