Summer is officially among us! I’ve always loved this time of year, it’s a special time to reflect upon the freedoms that we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America.
Summertime is full of many traditions with family and friends that have been enjoyed year after year. One such tradition that I’ve always enjoyed as a North Ogden boy is Cherry Days! For my entire life, Cherry Days has been celebrated on July 4th, therefore Cherry Days and July 4th have become synonymous in my mind.
Last year the Mayor and City Council commissioned a citizen-led committee to organize and lead plans for Cherry Days 2023. Earlier this year the committee presented an initial plan to the City Council. Rather than celebrate Cherry Days only on July 4th alone the committee recommended spreading out celebrations over the entire week of July 4th culminating with a Cherry Days Parade and Carnival on Saturday, July 8th.
Residents will be able to enjoy all the Cherry Days traditions that they’re used to while checking out some new events such as the Pickleball Tournament, Ping Pong Ball Drop, Foam Party, Luau & Entertainment, and a Chalk Art Contest. Check out detailed information at www.northogdencherrydays.com.
I would like to thank the entire Cherry Days Committee for their service and dedication. All their work has been done completely by volunteers without receiving payment. They’ve spent many hours per week planning and coordinating.
I know change can be difficult and these plans are different than we’ve ever seen. I challenge our residents to give all these fun new activities a shot and let’s see where this new tradition takes us!
Councilmember Jay D Dalpias