NORTH OGDEN -- Throngs of people gathered in every corner of North Ogden Saturday to celebrate the city's annual Cherry Days events.
For many, the parade was the biggest hit of the day with locals filling the floats and drawing cheers from the crowds. Grand marshals Bob and Ruth Christofferson were some of the most popular in the parade with loud cheers coming from parade watchers as they passed by.
Attendance was up at Cherry Days this year, with 50 more people participating in the 5K than last year and crowds at every part of the celebration from the volleyball tournament to the car show to the booths set up at North Ogden Park.
City Administrator Ed Dickie thinks the attendance boost was because the focus of the day was on community involvement. Residents pitched in to help out with all the events this year to save money.
Cheryl Anderson's family always supports Cherry Days. Her family comes to meet members of their extended family and spend the day together.
"It's always pretty fun and we all really look forward to it," Anderson said as her family gathered under a big tree at North Ogden Park. This was the first year to bring her grandchild to the event and she loved every minute of it.
"The parade was the highlight, but we always love the fireworks too," Anderson said.
Cherry Days attendees were buying tickets to the bounce houses but also taking part in the free events like listening to a full roster of singing and dancing performances and visiting the car show which was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
People oohed and aahed over the eclectic collection of cars as they listened to old time music.
"I would have to say it's just all good," Mayor Rich Harris said with a big smile as he mingled with crowds at the car show.