Rowdy raccoons from far and wide gathered to enjoy their annual cherry fest. They spent the night up and down the cherry tree, clicking to each other, occasionally growling when another gets too close to an occupied branch and consuming mass quantities of cherries.
Festival organizers estimate attendance to be at about a dozen masked creatures.
Security personnel were concerned about the safety of local chickens but there were no reported incidents.
However, there were reported problems with the local swimming pool. It seems that inebriated festival participants wandered over to the pool for a drink and inadvertently started a waterfall by pushing too hard on the pool's edge. In amazing clarity of thought and speed for the middle of the night, security was able to respond and mitigate water loss.
Local authorities are considering options to change the venue for future raccoon cherry festivals. Fest organizers say they are disappointed and will fight any efforts to move the annual event.