Cherokee Hot Dog Day
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Photos by Mike Leckband
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce staged its annual Hot Dog Day on Thursday May 10. Visitors were treated to free hot dogs, courtesy of Hy-Vee Food Store, and during the festivities, the players of the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association marched in a parade down Main Street.
Hot Dog Day -
Nearly 6,500 hot dogs were grilled up at 28 different locations around Cherokee on May 10th, including Quilt N Kaboodle on West Main Street in downtown Cherokee, shown here. Taking home the honor of the "Top Dog" award was State Saving Bank of Cherokee.
Depot dogs -
Members of the Cherokee Historic Depot Renovation Inc. got into the spirit of Hot Dog Day by dressing up in period clothing on Thursday as they served up their hot dogs.
Fashionable dogs -
Grill master Kurt Clabaugh is pictured having a great time serving up hot dogs in front of the Fashionette in downtown Cherokee during the annual Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's Hot Dog Day on May 10th.
Jewel of a hot dog -
Bill Eskildesen (right), Manager of Royers Jewelry, and his staff were busy grilling up and serving hot dogs to the public on Hot Dog Day.
CYSBA Parade heads downtown -
The annual CYSBA Parade is also part of the annual Hot Dog Day on Thursday, where players and coaches who are involved in the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association marched their teams down Main Street. Pictured is Cherokee Police Chief Steve Schuck with his Careage Hills T-Ball team.
Parade time -
Pictured making their way down Main Street during the annual Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association Parade are members of the Builders Sharpening Team. The CYSBA Parade is part of the annual Hot Dog Day sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce.
Marching through downtown -
Teams from the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association marched along the parade route through downtown Cherokee on May 10th as part of the annual Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Hot Dog Day. Pictured are members of the Taco John's team, followed by members of Advanced Door Systems team.
Little sluggers -
Members of Cherokee State Bank, Riverview Chiropractic, and High Country Auto teams are pictured making their way down Main Street during the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association Parade held on May 10th.
On the march -
Team KCHE is pictured during the May 10th Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association Parade. The players and coaches of the CYSBA make the Hot Dog Day in Cherokee one of the most highly anticipated events in Cherokee each spring.