Biden visiting cherry farm in Antrim County after Traverse City arrival

President Joe Biden salutes as he boards Air Force One upon departure, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is en route to Traverse City, Michigan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


Traverse City — President Joe Biden arrived in Traverse City early Saturday afternoon to “celebrate our country’s progress against the virus” and visit a cherry farm in neighboring Antrim County. 

The president landed around 12:35 p.m. Biden was joined on his visit to King Orchards by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as well as U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow of Lansing and Gary Peters of Bloomfield Township.

At Cherry Capital Airport, Biden spoke with Whitmer as well as the senators and at one point they governor and president held hands, according to the pool report. After the gathering broke up, Biden had an extended discussion with Traverse City Mayor Jim Carruthers.

President Joe Biden salutes as he boards Air Force One upon departure, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is en route to Traverse City, Michigan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden took Marine One to Antrim County Airport, where he arrived around 1:10 p.m. and got in a motorcade to King Orchards in Central Lake, which is about an hour’s drive from Traverse City. The motorcade arrived at 1:38 p.m., according to the White House.

The Biden entourage is being given a tour by Juliette King McAvoy of King Orchards, who is the daughter of co-owner John King and niece of other co-owner Jim King.



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