Cheese Days Part 2 9-21-14
We had just found our viewing spot at the post office, it was a great place to see the 2 1/2 hour parade. I was glad then we didn’t bring our chairs or tripod, there would have not been enough room for them. SO many people were here to watch the parade.
The parade is beginning! A solemn procession of brown Swiss cows leads the parade. This symbolizes bring the cows down from alpine meadows in Switzerland to the lower elevations.
Soon after that were the Almost Famous “Dancing Cheesemakers” , excellent performance!
What is a Swiss parade without Alphorns and the Monroe Swiss Singers?
A special treat, Aareländer Musikanten from Switzerland!
The King and Queen of Cheese Days 2014 are Duke and Diane Phillips, and their grandchildren.
Cheese Days Ambassadors Sarah Sacker and Brienne Hendrickson.
1929 Ford Racer
The Wacky Wheeler, a big favorite! I have seen him at other parades.
Here is the Swiss Colony Chris Mouse, all ready for Christmas gift giving!
Pipes and Drums, Zor Shriners of Madison.
National Mutual Benefit presents Betsy Ross. This lady is a friend of mine. She is a retired school teacher who plays many characters at schools and nursing homes.
And the mascot of Cheese Days, Wedgie!
These guys were amazing! The Jesse White Tumbling Team from Chicago. Lets watch them!
Even the Loves Park, IL Shriners were here with a cute carousel float.
Also Stephanie Klett whom we just saw recently at Edgerton’s Chilimania is also Official Limburger Queen of Cheese Days 🙂
That was quite a parade. Many more entries than this went into this 2 1/2 hour parade. I understand why it takes two years to plan this festival. We hope to enjoy it again in 2016.