Which one will become Michigan's state fruit? Blueberries or Cherries?
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:11:55 GMT —
Michigan lawmakers are debating two bills that would designate either the blueberry or the cherry as the official state fruit of Michigan.
The western part of the state has dozens of blueberry farms while cherries are a huge crop in the northern part of the state.
A couple of school districts are the reason behind the introduction of these bills. About 100 kids, some wearing blue shirts and others wearing red, came to the capitol to present their arguments. Lawmakers say it was a chance for the students to see how government works.
There has been no decision on the great fruit debate yet. Lawmakers did not vote on the bills today and tabled the issue until the next committee meeting.