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Michiana residents celebrating Memorial Day Weekend close to home

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There are a number of things for folks to do to enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend and kick off summer.  And you don't have to go far to find them.  Thousands of people were taking in a SilverHawks Baseball game Saturday night.

Baseball is the quintessential summer activity so fans said being there really made it feel like summer.  And we found a lot of people at the ballpark who were first timers or haven't been to the Cove since all the renovations.  They told us they couldn't imagine a better way to spend their holiday weekend.  Lee Ann Hilligoss said, "We all play ball together.  We play locally in South Bend and we wanted to do something as a team with our softball sponsor, the owner of Chippewa bowl and what a great way to celebrate the weekend."  And Hailey Fulmer said, "we just wanted to hang out with family, have fun, invited a friend to come with us and just hang out."

It wasn't just baseball at the ballpark Saturday night either.  The SilverHawks were collecting food for St. Vincent De Paul. Fans who donated food received two ticket vouchers.

The team was also hosting a "Strike out Stroke" event.  There were free blood pressure checks at the stadium, med flight flew over the stadium at the beginning of the game, and facts about strokes were presented on the jumbotron.

It's also T-shirt weekend at the Cove.  FOX28 is a proud sponsor of that.  So if you are one of the first fans through the gate Sunday you can get a fee SilverHawks shirt.

A lot of people were enjoying the holiday weekend at the local wineries.  Lemon Creek Winery in Berrien Springs is holding its 10th annual Art and Wine Festival.  The event features 34 artists, food, and of course wine.  The Winery said they do this every year to start the summer season.  "Just a beautiful day, maybe not such a great day to be at the beach but a great day to be here looking at art," said Jeff Lemon.

The festival continues Sunday.  It starts at noon and ends at 6 p.m.

 

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