Hot Dog Day -
Hundreds of Cherokeans lined up on both sides of Historic Main Street on Thursday afternoon, as well as at several outlying businesses, to get a taste of Hot Dog Day. The annual event is sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and participating business people, who grilled a total of 4,880 hot dogs for community members to eat this year -- for free.
Delicious dog -
Crystal Thompson (right) is pictured holding young Abigail Linn who is enjoy a freshly cooked hot dog during the annual Hot Dog Day in Cherokee on Thursday.
Finding a spot in the shade -
Finding a place in the shade was the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a hot dog. These folks decided to enjoy their hot dogs next to Jerry's Barber Shop in downtown Cherokee.
Enjoying Hot Dog Day -
From 5 p.m. on Thursday, Cherokee was the place to be to get a free hot dog and to socialize with friends and family while participating in the annual Hot Dog Day.
Grill Master -
Grill Master Justin Pritts, left, was busy Thursday grilling in front of Wilson TV and Appliances. Pritts and Wilson TV owner, Steve Ebert grilled hundreds of hot dogs for all who passed by.
Sidewalk shuffle -
Both side of Main Street were packed for blocks as people lined the sidewalks to get a hot dog from area businesses.
Under the shade tree
Another favorite spot to sit and enjoy a hot dog during the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's Hot Dog Day on Thursday was under the tree in front of Central Bank. The shade provided much relief from the heavy sun.
Every one loves a parade -
Players and coaches from the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association march along Main Street in downtown Cherokee during the annual Hot Dog Day parade. Their route took them from the Cherokee Courthouse to the parking lot next to Hy-Vee Drugstore.
Packed sidewalks -
Sidewalks were packed full of people on Thursday in downtown Cherokee. Free hot dogs were given away by area businesses as part of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's annual Hot Dog Day.