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      DTE Energy will ??float?? through town

      National Cherry Festival fans are gearing up for the DTE Energy Cherry Royale parade tomorrow.

      National Cherry Festival fans are gearing up for the DTE Energy Cherry Royale parade tomorrow.

      The big event features 146 entries, from school floats, bands and of course a whole lot of fun!

      The DTE Energy float always kicks things off in a big way, this year the float hosts a new 'wave' of excitement with DTE honoring and saluting the Inland Seas program.

      A mini Schooner was created for this year's float and DTE donated $75,000 to the program.

      "Our additional donation this year has allowed us to help them expand that program and really promote the programs that they have to create public awareness and understanding of the great lakes," says DTE Energy??s Director of Advertising, Dave Whitman.

      The parade will head down Front Street in downtown Traverse City starting at 11:15 Saturday morning.