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America’s Global Village Festival back on track

ONTARIO – Lions Park will be filled with the sights and sounds of a variety of cultures Saturday, June 4, for the eighth annual America’s Global Village Festival.

“We are very excited to bring it back after two years,” said John Breidenbach, president of the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber sponsors the event but was forced to skip it in 2020 and 2021 because of the Covid pandemic.

“This year everybody is excited about it,” said Breidenbach.

He expects at least 3,000 people to attend the event.

“Kind of the vibe we are getting is the crowds are bigger this year because people want to get back out,” said Breidenbach.

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a parade of participants and runs to 4 p.m.

The festival showcases different booths – or villages – representing an array of cultures.

This year, said Breidenbach, there will . . .