Despite the heat, Galt residents gathered at three locations Tuesday, Aug. 6 for the annual National Night Out (NNO) event. Meadowview and Galt Community parks and the Galt Marian O. Lawrence Library were the venues for the community gatherings.
Activities, games, vendors, music and free food met guests at each location.
City officials, Galt police officers, police volunteers, police K9 officers, Cosumnes Fire Department personnel, California Highway Patrol, and various representatives from military branches traveled to each location to meet and greet community members, trying to establish a personal relationship.
Each site had different features, including taekwondo and karate, and for a special treat at the Meadowview Park location, the U.S. Coast Guard did a fly by.
Keeping guests engaged at each location, Juan Carbajal from Pure Form PFT in Galt made the rounds with the caravan. Carbajal recruited attendees, including police officers, for an impromptu “boot camp”.
NNO is a unique crime- and drug-prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Nationally, neighbors participate across thousands of communities from all over the United States and military bases worldwide.
TJ Guidotti, crime prevention coordinator for Galt Police Department, organized the local event and would like to thank all those who helped to make NNO a success, including all those that attended.
“Some of our major donations and sponsors, their support, donations and volunteers were a major part of the success,” Guidotti said.
Those supporters were: Walmart, Savemart, Raley’s, Chevron, Little Caesars, Cal-Waste, State Farm, Banner Bank, Mountain Mikes Pizza, Real Life Church, Family Life Church, Bayside Church, New Hope Church, Velvet Grill, River Rock Brewery, Robinsons TKD Studio, Bounceholics, for donation of bounce houses, Kikos Tacos, Lions Club, Stephen and Patty, Wells Fargo, Farmers and Merchant, Galt Teen Center, Galt Youth Commission, Timmy Strong Foundation, Anngela and Warren Schroeder, GTown Hoops, Liberty Ranch Jr. Hawks, Juan Carabal and PFT Fitness, Toni Del Grande and 7th Day Adventist, Angels of Hope, AT&T, Michaels Miracle Foundation, Galt Market, Galt Area Historical Society, Galt Sunrise Rotary, Galt Boy Scouts, Grand Canyon University, CDCR for bringing out the transportation bus, CHP, CFD Fire, FBI, U.S. Air Force for bringing out the mini jet, and U.S. Coast Guard for the flyover.
Guidotti also wished to thank the DJs at all three sites, including Jack Lopez at Meadowview Park, Brian King at the library and Wes Childress at Galt Community Park.
In addition a special thank yous are expressed to Lee Stahlecker VW Car Club who provided cars at the library, Sal Pamplona and Manuel Meza for getting some classic lowriders to Meadowview Park and Wes Pimentel for getting the dragsters and muscle cars at Galt Community Park.
“There are so many each year who make this event a success, we look forward to next year for an even bigger and better NNO 2020,” Guidotti said.