Ogden City Short on Volunteers Ahead of Golden Spike 150 Year Celebration

May 1, 2019, 8:13 PM | Updated: May 6, 2019, 10:07 pm

OGDEN, Utah — With hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to visit Ogden, during their Golden Spike 150-year celebration next week, the city is hoping to lean on about a thousand volunteers to help those festivities go smoothly.

Union Pacific’s Big Boy and Living Legend locomotives, especially, are expected to draw large crowds, including visitors from around the world. Beau Herrick, and Justin Lobato are among the few hundred who have signed up to help already.

“It’s really cool to see Ogden get some real recognition for how big this is, in terms of the entire country,” Herrick said. “Utah is where the Golden Spike was placed, so we’re getting the credit we deserve for the 150th, and we’re really excited to see what it brings for us.”

Justin Lobato and Beau Herrick

Justin Lobato and Beau Herrick

Both are excited to show off what Ogden has to offer.

“We’ve got the great mountains,” Lobato added. “You’ve got awesome trails. You’ve got the valley on the other side. It’s great. We have a little bit of everything here.”

Danielle Collier, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the Ogden Downtown Alliance is hoping to recruit several hundred more like Herrick and Lobato.

Danielle Collier

Danielle Collier

“Ogden City, Ogden Downtown Alliance, (and) Visit Ogden, have been working closely together to be able to pull this off,” Collier said. “Ogden is a town of independent businesses, so I know a lot of our business owners are excited to be a part of something so huge.”

Collier says more volunteers are especially needed to help with their information booth, roaming around the event, their green team, and selling merchandise. People interested in helping can sign up on the event website, here.

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