Morning Buzz- 5 things to know for June 7

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  1. The fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day is happening on Saturday night.

They’ll take place in downtown Grand Rapids. The show, sponsored by Amway, starts at 10:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day they'll have food, vendors and other family fun at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

They’re still working on finalizing the music line-up for that day, but plan to announce it soon.


2. A local brewery has created a new beer, and it's all for a good cause.

Perrin Brewing Company in Comstock Park teamed up with the West Michigan Freedom Cruise to create the "Veteran Pale Lager.”

It's going to raise money for the "Finish the Mission Veterans Relief Fund.” Not only will it help veterans in need, the money will also go toward projects at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

You can buy the beer on tap or get it in a growler during the upcoming Freedom Cruise, which is going on from June 14-18.


3. If you and the kids are looking for some high flying adventure this summer, the zip lines are officially open at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

Cannonsburg is known for winter fun, but they say that the zip line is part of their effort to make the place a year-round destination.

This year, they're offering more zip line tour options. There's a two hour tour, or you can choose shorter runs including 5 or 10 zip line stations.


4. Forbes has crowned Serena Williams as the world's highest paid female athlete, knocking Maria Sharapova out of the top spot.

According to Forbes, 34-year-old Williams earned $28.9 million over the past year.

Sharapova, who was at the top of the list for the previous 11 years, came in second with $21.9 million dollars.

UFC star Ronda Rousey ranked third with $14 million.

Nascar's Danica Patrick was fourth with $13.9 million.


5. For the first time in 15 years, General Mills is releasing a new kind of cereal.

“Tiny Toast” features tiny pieces of crunchy toast covered with even tinier pieces of fruit. They will be available in strawberry and blueberry.

The new cereal comes after General Mills announced plans to remove artificial flavors and colors from its cereals.

“Tiny Toast” will hit store shelves nationwide this month.

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