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Inaugural 'Gumby Fest Glendora' Celebration To Be Held Saturday

GLENDORA ( — The inaugural Gumby Fest Glendora celebration will take place Saturday, June 14, at the Glendora Civic Center.

The event will feature film screenings, demonstrations, memorabilia and historical displays, as well as games contests and activities for children.

Gumby was created by Art Clokey, a USC graduate, in the 1950s. Clokey and his wife then opened Clokey Productions on Fleetwood Avenue in Glendora in 1960.

"For the next 18 years, Gumby and the stop-motion animated children's Christian television series, 'Davey & Goliath' were produced quietly in an unassuming industrial building in south Glendora. As this means basically that Gumby lived in Glendora during his formative years from when he was 7 until 25, we humbly claim Glendora is Gumby's hometown," according to event organizers.

Tickets to the event are free, but they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit Gumby Fest.

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