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Friday, July 24, 2009

Swiss Days in Berne 2009

Chocolate &
Cheese Tasting
Food connoisseurs are sure to enjoy the Swiss culinary specialties of chocolate and cheese at Swiss Days 2009.
Taste testing of each of these specialty foods will take place in the kitchen of the DRG Creativity Center, just a block and a half east of the downtown stage. Berne’s own Swissland Cheese will be cooking some cheese recipes for sampling. The cheese that will be available for taste testing includes Chocolate Cheese, Raclette, Baby Swiss, and Harvarti. Also, Ghyslain Chocolatiers, from nearby Union City, will bring a wide selection of artisan chocolates to try.
The taste testing will take place on Saturday, July 25 from 10 am- 2 pm. The cost for this event will be $5/cheese & $5/chocolate. Make sure to stop by for some decadent chocolate and locally made cheese at this year’s Swiss Days festival.

Big Wheel Race
The Swiss Days Big Wheel Race, sponsored by Swiss Village’s Kinder Haus Day Care Center, is back again! Children ages 3-6 are invited to participate and must ride the Big Wheels provided. Each participant will receive a special treat from Dairy Queen and Kinder Haus Day Care Center, with the top three winners in each age group receiving monetary prizes.
It will be held on Saturday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. on Baltimore Street beside the Cross Community Church in downtown Berne. The race will feature young children from ages 3-6 in a 25-meter race to the finish on Big Wheels. Registration will be the day of the race and there will be a $3.00 entry fee.
For more information, please contact Heidi Schoeneman, Kinder Haus Day Care director, at 260-589-2364 or Michelle Lechlitner, Swiss Village Marketing Director, at 260-589-3173.

The 3rd Annual Swiss Days Furniture Frenzy
Berne, the Furniture Capital of Indiana, invites you to take part in the third annual “Swiss Days Furniture Frenzy!” Berne is known as the Furniture Capital of Indiana because of the furniture manufacturer and five furniture stores in town. Yager Furniture and Karen’s Treasures are both located in downtown Berne. Bernhaus Furniture, Clauser Furniture, and Habegger Furniture are all located on US 27. As you visit each of the furniture stores, follow instructions on the Furniture Frenzy game card and discover answers to the clues. You could be the winner of $1,000 in Furniture Bucks! Spend them at one or more of our five quality furniture businesses. “Swiss Days Furniture Frenzy” begins Friday, July 17 and runs through Saturday, July 25. The winner will be announced on Saturday at 8:30 pm from the Main Stage in downtown Berne during the Hank Haller performance. Don’t miss this chance to take part in the “Swiss Days Furniture Frenzy” and possibly win $1,000 in Furniture Bucks to be spent at one or more of the furniture stores! Furniture Frenzy game cards need to be returned to the Chamber office or Information Chalet no late than 6 pm on Saturday, July 25.

Win Prizes Just for
Attending Swiss Days
Want to win a 42” flat screen TV or a free t-shirt? If the answer is yes, then make sure to stop by Swiss Days 2009.
At this year’s Swiss Days festival, there will be prizes and giveaways happening throughout the entire weekend. In order to register to win a prize, festival goers will need to stop by the Information Chalet which is located at the corner of Main and Sprunger/Hendricks streets.
There will be hourly drawings for T-shirt giveaways and the grand prize drawing for the 42” flat screen TV, courtesy of Innovative Concepts, will be happening on Saturday evening at the downtown stage. Winners must be present at the time their name is called in order to claim their t-shirt, but do not need to be present to win the TV!
Make sure to take advantage of the prizes and giveaways that will be happening during Swiss Days 2009.

Parade Announcement
Always a favorite event and crowd pleaser is the annual Swiss Days parade. Local businesses, trumpeting marching bands, and dazzling floats will regale spectators along the parade route. Onlookers will also enjoy several attractions including accordion player Arthur Brogli, the National Guard, and the TRSS Drum Corps.
Individuals who would like to listen as well as watch the parade can do so at the downtown stage, located near the city building. Parade route maps will be available at the Information Chalet during Swiss Days. Enjoy the parade on Saturday at 6 pm!

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