Each July and August, Galt area residents celebrate Pride in Community, one of six character traits chosen by our community 12 years ago through the efforts of the Galt Community of Character Coalition (GCCC). The other character traits we celebrate include responsibility, respect, honesty, …

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Today we celebrate the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and to say thank you to all the present-day exterminators. According to the folktale, residents of the German town of Hamelin hired a strangely dressed man to rid their village of rats. The Pied Piper of Hamelin did so by playing his…

Today is Gummi Worm Day. Held annually on this date, we celebrate Gummi Worms, those chewy and yummy crawly sweet treats. My first thought was a half-hearted, “Oh yay.” Gummy worms remind me of fish bait. They are the same size and shape. Although I love to catch fish, the texture of rubber …

Senior BenchA photo from one of the 1950s’ Galt High School yearbook shows the ‘Senior Bench’ that was located in the lower hallway of the old high school, the ‘Grand Old Lady’. Tradition stated that only a senior could sit on the bench, or there would be ‘consequences’. Sometimes a junior c…

Seniors in Galt can have free meals delivered to their homes 2-3 times a week thanks to Sacramento County’s Dine at Home Sacramento program. The meal delivery program, presented by the county’s Agency on Aging/Area 4, is available for residents 60 years old and older.

Two members of the Liberty Oaks Pony Club earned their D-1 certification on June 28 at Gateway Farm in Acampo. Emeline Crain, 12, of Galt and Karlie Seifert, 11, of Stockton were tested on horsemanship and horse management skills required by the United States Pony Clubs. The D-1 certificatio…

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

Fun holiday – Video Games Day! Today is the day to acknowledge the art and science behind video games and to appreciate the skills required to play them. For those of you who have little interest in video games, I concur. However, for clearer understanding of a big part of our culture, here …

Entrepreneur Louis Alderman operated businesses in Stockton, Sacramento, Merced, Hanford and Galt on the corner of Fourth and C streets. Aside from his general merchandise store, Alderman owned a drugstore on the corner and a miniature golf course on what is now a vacant lot on Fourth Street…

Not only does July 1 mark the middle of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, it is also International Joke Day. The unofficial holiday encourages participants to share their funniest and sidesplitting jokes with the world.

Friday night begins the special light display to honor local heroes, with a special tribute to Galt’s fallen police officer Kevin Tonn.

After five decades and 250,000 haircuts, Larry Casado has set down the barber shears and closed the doors of longtime Galt icon, Larry’s Barber Shop.

Dive into a pool and swim a lap or two for your health today – Swim a Lap Day. This unofficial holiday celebrates the ancient sport of swimming and encourages people to engage in it for the purpose of exercise. Swimming emerged as a competitive sport in 19th century England, though there is …

Chalk artists gather at Galt Community Park Monday, June 15 to express positive messages about being kind and respectful of each other, especially those of other races and cultures. Organized by Galt resident Reilly Butler, the latest event by the Wake Up Galt Facebook group saw many colorfu…

Belen Cerda Luna has come a long way from the student who was struggling to keep up as an English learner in her first grade classroom. In the last four years, the 2020 Liberty Ranch High School graduate took almost a dozen AP classes, was voted president of several school clubs, and graduat…

Whether you love your veggies or can’t stand them, you should celebrate Eat Your Vegetables Day today. Why you ask? Because your mama and the doctor say so, and you best be doing what your mama says because she’s your mama and the doctor knows what is best for your health. Besides, vegetable…

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

A photo from the latter part of 1955 shows a double feature of “A View from Pompey’s Head” with Richard Egan and “Naked Dawn” with Arthur Kennedy. Neither production was a big box office hit but, in a small town, they were quality movies for a Friday or Saturday night. Albert Schauer and Eri…

The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) board on June 3 approved a proclamation to honor Juneteenth.

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

It’s Iced Tea Day. Say hello to summer and celebrate this delicious and refreshing holiday by treating yourself to a big glass of iced tea. I am drinking a glass as I type.

Even though in some ways it might feel like school has been out for months, the school year is just now coming to a close and families are faced with very different prospects for this year’s summer break: the Gora Aquatic Center will remain closed until further notice; Galt Parks and Recreat…

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

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