On Thursday, Hot Dog Days will again be held in Cherokee. Many Cherokee merchants will be grilling from 5 p.m. until the hot dogs are gone.
The Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the parking lot on the corner of 5th and Main and proceed east down Main to the Hy-Vee Drugstore parking lot.
This long-standing tradition in Cherokee continues and grows with the annual "Top Dog" competition. The participating businesses will compete in three areas - presentation of grilling competition, creativity, and condiments. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the winner to display for one full year at their business.
The Chamber's Promotions Team encourages business to take advantage of having hundreds of people on Main Street and across town to promote their business to these potential customers. Also, business should consider running Hot Dog Days specials, or handing out coupons with the hot dogs that can be brought back to their business the following day or two.
Participating business can pick up their hot dogs, buns, pop, napkins and cups at the Chamber office between noon and 6 p.m. today.
A total of 5,520 hot dogs were grilled last year.
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce sends a big "Thank You" to Tyson Retail Deli and all the staff there for the great locally made hot dogs and to all those taking the time to grill for the community and their customers.
For more information about Hot Dog Days call the Chamber at 225-6414.