Saturday’s St. Mark’s Cherry Festival was an overwhelming success, says organizer Andrea Douglas, with large crowds and perfect summer weather. There is always a lineup of people for the 9 a.m. opening, “but this year the line stretched all the way down Byron Street and around the corner at Wellington Street. That is a first!” Visitors said they were excited to have the festival return, and that they’ve missed the summer tradition. “They were delighted to be back at St. Mark’s. Their smiles said it all!” Douglas says attendance was about the same as 2019. The barbecue was busy all day and almost sold out. And with half the usual number of cherry pies available, they were gone within an hour.