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Ogden festival set for Saturday ‘to give back to the community’

By Tim Vandenack - | Jun 1, 2023

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A flier for the Community Support Festival, to be held in Ogden on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

OGDEN — A trio of men who grew up in Ogden are hosting a free event Saturday to put a focus on the city’s working population and to encourage their involvement in community matters.

“We aren’t seeing anything like this going on in the community. We’re just trying to give back to the community,” said Antwain Harvey, one of the organizers.

Several political officials are slated to attend, and Lorenzo Gutierrez, another organizer, hopes to connect them with Ogden residents. “It’s an event just to create connections between the officials and who they are serving,” he said.

Andre Garcia also helped organize the event.

The Community Support Festival goes from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and will be held at Jefferson Park at 3302 Grant Ave. There will be pony rides, face painting and food — all free — and more.

Jamie Renda, who’s active in conservative organizations aimed at assisting people of color, including Conservative Americans for Equality, is also helping organize the festival. She said several GOP lawmakers plan to attend, including Utah Sen. John Johnson, Utah Reps. Ryan Wilcox and Katie Hall and possibly Senate President Stuart Adams. They might take turns in a dunking booth.

Harvey, though, said the event isn’t meant to be partisan one way or another. “It’s not political at all. We’re just trying to get the community together,” he said.

Oggie, the Ogden Raptors mascot, is also expected to make an appearance.


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