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When ‘Cheese’ was a one-day affair
More than 2,000 of these small Cheese Days buttons were sold in 1923 for $1.00 each to do some major funding for Cheese Day 1923. As you can see, the button was simple and made of green for Green County and gold for cheese. People now collect the buttons; one of the 1923 buttons was sold in 2022 for more than $1,000. This photo of the button is from the Cheese Day archive.
A meeting was held on August 7, 1923 to discuss the Cheese Day to be held on Tuesday, October 2. After four annual events were held from 1914 to 1917, this would be the first held after five years of uncertainty because of the war period. Enthusiasm at the meeting “was at a high pitch” and cooperation from every section of the county was expected.