EAU CLAIRE, Mich. – It's spitting time again.
The 41st International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship is set for Saturday at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in the southwestern Michigan community of Eau Claire, just north of the Indiana border.
Last year's big winner was Matt "BB Gun" Krause with a distance of 41 feet, 6½ inches.
Matt's win made it 25 of 40 for the Krause family since owner Herb Teichman launched the tournament in 1974 as a lark — but also to mark the region's tart cherry harvest.
Matt Krause's father, Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause, and older brother, Brian "Young Gun" Krause, are past winners.