2017's theme was "125 Years of Connections."

The next Toledo Cheese Days will be July 11-15, 2018

Thursday, July 6

 

COLORING CONTEST

Age categories: Preschool & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade, and 3rd & 4th Grade. Prizes will be awarded for each group. Pick up contest picture at Toledo Market Fresh. Must be turned in before July 3rd to Toledo Market Fresh.

 

1 - 7 p.m. - TOLEDO MADE EXHIBIT

Location: Gallery 505 Artist Co-op, 205 Cowlitz St., Toledo. Arts, crafts and products all made by folks who live in the greater Toledo community. Contact Di Morgan 864-4278 or visit www.artgallery505.com.

 

3 - 7 p.m. TOLEDO THURSDAY MARKET

Location: Toledo boat launch.

Join us for live music, handmade and homegrown products, children’s activities, and cornhole.

 

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 2017 TOAST OF THE BIG CHEESES

Morgan Arts Centre • 190 Plomondon Rd., Toledo. Tickets: $10.00 per person at the door. Public is welcome.

6:30 p.m. — Introduction of the Big Cheeses Loren, Don and Laura Lee Bowen and Ed Norman. Hors-d’oeuvres, refreshments, cookies and coffee. Many fabulous door prizes. Presented by the Toledo Lions Club.

 

Friday, July 7

 

10 a.m. 20TH ANNUAL “CHEDDAR OPEN” GOLF TOURNAMENT

Registration starts at 9 a.m., 'Shotgun' start at 10 a.m. Location: Newaukum Valley Golf Course. Four-man scramble. Cost: $55 per person, lunch provided. Golf carts not provided. Pay at the course. Contact: John Sanford 864-6474 or Dale Pomeroy 864-6317. All proceeds go to the Toledo Lions Club.

 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. SECOND TIME AROUND GARAGE SALE

Located at the Head Start building behind the Toledo Senior Center. Once again, the Mighty Fine Seniors offer their Second Time Around Garage Sale. All proceeds benefit the Toledo Senior Center. Sponsored by the Mighty Fine Seniors. Contact: Diane at 864-2112.

 

1 - 5 p.m. TOLEDO MADE EXHIBIT

Location: Gallery 505 Artist Co-op, 205 Cowlitz St., Toledo. Come see arts, crafts and products all made by folks who live in the greater Toledo community. Contact: Di Morgan, 864-4278 or visit www.artgallery505.com.

 

3 p.m. START OF TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Events: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Anyone 12 years of age and over is welcome to participate. Entry fees: $5.00 per event. Tennis tournament pre-registration entry forms are available at Betty’s Place or from Mrs. Armstrong. Due to scheduling, please pre-register. Awards: Trophies for first place winners and ribbons for second place winners. Balls are furnished. Contact Signora Armstrong 864-2594.

 

5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, soda and goodies

Available at Toledo High School, sponsored by Toledo class of 2019. Contact Jennifer Berry 503-422-8534.

 

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FROG JUMPING CONTEST

Location: Toledo High School track. Entry Fee: $1 per frog. No limit on the number of entries. Frogs available for rent. Cash prizes: 1st place $15, 2nd place $10, 3rd place $5. Contact: Adam Hackett at 360-508-1764.

 

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. BINGO

Place: Toledo High School multipurpose room. No limit on cards. Proceeds go to the Toledo Youth Soccer Club. Contact: Ronda at 360-262-3090.

 

7 p.m. - 11 p.m. DJ at DONNA's PLACE

Friday hours 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., full menu available all day. Prime rib dinner starting at 5 p.m. call 360-864-2700 for reservations. No cover. Located at 112 Ramsey Way.

 

Saturday, July 8

 

5 a.m. - 11 a.m. COFFEE HOUSE

Serving coffee, hot chocolate, muffins and donuts at the Toledo Lions Club Car and Motorcycle Show, Toledo Middle School field. Contact Ken Masters 360-864-4817.

 

7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or as long as the food lasts. HAM & ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Location: Toledo Senior Center, 150 Cole St.

Ham, pancakes, eggs, biscuits & gravy, juice & beverages available. Suggested Donation: $5. Contact: Diane 864-2112.

 

7 a.m. 17th ANNUAL CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Location: Toledo Middle School football field. Sponsored by Toledo Lions Club and many businesses. Entry fee: $20. Awards at 3 p.m. Contact: Brad Dykstra 864-4634.

 

8 a.m. CHEDDAR CHALLENGE!

Registration 6:45-7:45 a.m. at the Toledo Fire Station. Race starts at 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 3-mile run/walk & 8-mile run for all ages. Cost is $10 for race or $18 for race with T-shirt. Contact: Kristi Marcil at 360-219-3177. Sponsored by Toledo Girls Softball.

 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. KIDS’ FUN FEST

Location: Toledo Middle School gym. Hosted by the THS Class of 2019. Fun and games for kids, including: End of the rainbow, dinosaur dig, rock muncher, tattoo parlor, soda walk & much, much more. Contact: Dr. Trikosko at drtrikosko@toledoschools.us.

 

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. TOLEDO LIBRARY BOOK AND BAKE SALE

Toledo Community Library, 241 Cowlitz St. Special book signing by author Debby Lee and Darlene Panzera.

 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. QUILT AND ART SHOW

Location: Toledo Middle School commons room. Honoring Esther Borte.

 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. SECOND TIME AROUND GARAGE SALE

Located at the Head Start building behind the Toledo Senior Center. Once again, the Mighty Fine Seniors offer their Second Time Around Garage Sale. All proceeds benefit the Toledo Senior Center. Sponsored by the Mighty Fine Seniors. Contact: Diane 864-2112.

 

11 a.m. TOLEDO CHEESE DAYS PARADE

This year’s parade theme is “125 Years of Connections.” Parade marshals are the Big Cheeses Loren, Don and Laura Lee Bowen and Ed Norman. Parade registration at Toledo Middle School. All parade entries are assigned assembly and dispersal plans. Children are assigned a special place near the head of the parade. Parade route starts at 5th & Augustus Street, moving east on Augustus to 2nd, south on 2nd to Oak, then west on Oak to 5th. Ribbons will be presented to the 1st and 2nd place winners in all divisions of the parade. The judges will be at the Presbyterian Church to decide upon the winners and present ribbons. It usually takes the judges up to one hour to determine the winners.

Crowd Control: Safety is our biggest concern. We have be come increasingly concerned with children getting too close to the wheels of parade vehicles while chasing candy thrown by parade participants. Parents are asked to please help by keeping a close watch on their youngsters. In addition, the drivers of large trucks & other dangerous vehicles have been instructed not to throw candy from their vehicles. The Toledo Lions will police the main areas of the parade route. Toledo/Winlock Boy Scout Troop 324 will be selling pop.

 

Noon FREE CHEESE SANDWICHES AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

The cheese & bread is donated by Toledo Market Fresh. Cowlitz Prairie Grange is in charge.

 

Noon - 2 p.m. CHEESECAKE COMPETITION

Located at Toledo Middle School Commons. Cheesecake competition hosted by the Toledo Cheesecake Club. $5 annual membership fee includes judges’ tasting. Contact Jamie Cummings at 864-2602 to enter a cheesecake for judging.

 

Noon - 4 p.m. INFLATABLE & DUNK TANK

Location: Toledo Middle School, sponsored by Girls Soccer. Contact Noel Vasquez at 360-623-3058.

 

Noon - 5 p.m. BARBECUE

Location: Toledo Market Fresh parking lot. Price: $7 per person, featuring baby back ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad, beans, roll and pop. Sponsored by the Toledo Market Fresh. Contact: Michael Kirby 864-2161.

 

Noon to 6 p.m. - TOLEDO MADE EXHIBIT

Location: Gallery 505 Artist Co-op, 205 Cowlitz St., Toledo. Come see arts, crafts and products all made by folks who live in the greater Toledo community. Contact Di Morgan 864-4278 or visit www.artgallery505.com.

 

1 p.m. AUCTION

Location: Toledo Middle School football field. Auctioneer: John Fishburn. Many fine handcrafted and corporate-sponsored items will be auctioned.

 

2:15 p.m. GATEWAY PIZZA EATING CONTEST

Location: Toledo Middle School field. Prizes for two age groups: 13 and under $50 and a T-shirt, 14 and up $50 and a T-shirt. Sponsored by Gateway Pizza, Toledo. Crystal Koch-Cook, owner. Sign up at Gateway Pizza.

 

4 p.m. - 8 p.m. WINE AND CHEESE TASTING GARDEN

Location: Toledo Boat Launch. Taste local wine, beer, cheeses and spirits. Tickets $12 includes a keepsake glass. Contact Pam Olmstead 864-2855.

 

4 p.m. WOMENS ALUMNI SOCCER GAME

Location: Toledo High School field. If interested or want to play, call Horst Malunut at 864-6509.

 

6 p.m. MENS ALUMNI SOCCER GAME

Location: Toledo High School field. If interested or want to play, call Horst Malunut at 864-6509.

 

7 p.m. BACKFIRE BAND AT DONNA's PLACE

Beer garden opens at 7 p.m., BellaRain opens for Backfire Band at 8 p.m., $5 cover. Located at 112 Ramsey Way.

 

9 p.m. - MIDNIGHT DANCE

Location: Toledo Market Fresh parking lot. Free street dance for all ages. DJ “Austin Trafelet” Contact: Dave Coulter 864-2161.

 

Sunday, July 9

 

8 a.m. CHURCH SERVICES

Attend the church of your choice.

 

8 a.m. HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT

Sign up by 8 a.m. Start playing at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee $5. Total payout each class. Three classes: Beginners, amateur, advanced. Contact: Stan Spears 864-2096.

 

ALL DAY TENNIS TOURNAMENT (Continued)

 

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SECOND TIME AROUND GARAGE SALE - FILL A BAG FOR $1

Located at the Head Start building behind the Toledo Senior Center. Once again, the Mighty Fine Seniors offer their Second Time Around Garage Sale. All proceeds benefit the Toledo Senior Center. Sponsored by the Mighty Fine Seniors. Contact: Diane 864-2112.

 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ALL CLASS REUNION

Location: Kemp Olson Toledo Community Park. Featuring THS Class of 1953, Class of 1963, Class of 1967, Class of 1968 and the Class of 1969.

 

Noon - 2:30 p.m. - LIONESS CLUB OF TOLEDO CHEESE CAKE BY THE SLICE

Location: Toledo Community Park. Cheesecake with choice of topping $3 per slice. Contact Rachel Phillipps at 864-8844. All Proceeds go to the Lioness Scholarship fund and other projects benefiting the Toledo community.

 

Noon - 6 pm. - TOLEDO MADE EXHIBIT

Location: Gallery 505 Artist Co-op, 205 Cowlitz St., Toledo. Come see arts, crafts and products all made by folks who live in the greater Toledo community. Contact Di Morgan 864-4278 or visit www.artgallery505.com.

 

12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. TOLEDO LIONS CLUB PRESENTS BEEF BARBECUE

Location: Toledo Community Park. Tables & chairs moved from Presbyterian Church & Community Building. Tables & chairs from grade school. Menu: barbecue beef, baked beans, coleslaw, garlic bread, watermelon,

and beverages. Price: Adults $7; senior citizens and children under 12 are $6. Sponsored by Toledo Lions Club.

 

Following BBQ, 13th ANNUAL PIE AUCTION

Location: Toledo Community Park. We will be auctioning 15 pies following the Lions Club BBQ. Be sure to come down and get your bid in on these delicious goodies. Toledo Volunteer EMS and Firefighters Assn. Thanks for your generous support.

Many clubs will also be drawing winners for their raffles, including the Good Idea Club, Lioness Club, Mighty Fine Seniors and the Lions Club raffle.

 

2:30 p.m. LIONS CLUB SURPLUS BEEF AUCTION

Location: Toledo Community Park, following the BBQ.

The 2017 Toledo Cheese Days Magazine is available at local merchants for a suggested donation of $1, or

download a smaller version of the program here as a free PDF.

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