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Parade marshals share lasting bond
Jim Bruce, center, and Del Heins walk up to the podium as they are announced the 2014 Parade Marshals during the Cheese Days 100th Anniversary Kick-Off event inside the Monroe Theatre Guild Nov. 4, 2013. (Times file photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - Del Heins and Jim Bruce, both of Monroe, began a friendship 50 years ago, brought about by their willingness to answer a call to volunteer their talents and hard work for the success of Green County Cheese Days. They stayed involved, volunteering year after year as many others have, they said, because the spirit of the community for the event draws them, and the returning volunteers are what make the festival committee so special. Today, their names are synonymous with spirit and friendship and with music and publicity.