Cherry pit-spitting faceoff


Bestselling author Wade Rouse (pink shorts), who writes under the pen name “Viola Shipman,” beat Cherry Republic owner Bob Sutherland (blue shorts) in a pit-spitting competition at the Cherry Public House beer garden on June 23, following their conversation about Shipman’s newest novel Famous in a Small Town, which was inspired by Cherry Republic and Bob’s late mother, Mary Sutherland.