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Cheese Days accepting parade entries
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MONROE - Green County Cheese Days is accepting applications for entries into the Swiss Colony Cheese Days Parade, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18, until June 10.

New this year is the option to register online at Click the "parades" tab for guidelines and application forms. There are separate applications for Floats and Units (businesses, youth and school groups, civic organizations, tractors and business mascots), and for Entertainers (music, bands, dancers, clowns, drill teams, horse/carriage units and stunts). Those falling under the Floats and Units category are asked to pay the $25 entry fee.

Prizes again will be awarded for the following categories: Best Decorated Float or Unit, and Best Use of Theme. Parade-viewers also will be invited to nominate their favorites for the People's Choice Award. Top winners in each category receive $100.

All floats and units (except tractors and business mascots) are required to reflect parade themes: Cheese or Cheesemaking, dairy farming or Swiss heritage. New for 2016 is that business, group and organization entries are limited to those located in Green County.

Contact the Cheese Days office at 608-325-7771 or email CheeseDays Parade with questions. The 2016 parade is being chaired by Cathy and Al Wald and Erica Zentner.