Michael’s Miracle Foundation to sponsor scholarship contest

Michael’s Miracle Foundation is sponsoring a scholarship essay contest for graduating high school seniors who live in the Galt area. The winner of the contest will be awarded a $250 scholarship. Essays must be at least 250 words in length and entries must be received by April 24. Essays should address what sport you play or are interested in playing, how you are involved with your community or if you have a hobby and how will this scholarship help you. Essays should be sent to michaelsmiraclefoundation@yahoo.com.

GHS all-class reunion

The Galt High Alumni Association (GHAA) 30th annual All-Class Alumni Reunion is scheduled for Oct. 2 (the first Saturday in October) at the Galt Littleton Community Center at 3:30 p.m. GHA Class of 1971 is celebrating their 50th reunion. With the need to cancel last year’s dinner, the class of 70 will also be honored, as well as those classes celebrating milestone anniversaries of their graduation. Visit the GHAA website: http://www.galthighalumni.com/member_logout.cfm to keep abreast of the latest information about the reunion.

Nominate your neighbor

The Galt Beautification Committee is asking you to “nominate your neighbor.” Has your neighbor recently completed a yard project? Does your neighbor have the best flowers in town or the best looking yard? The Galt Beautification Committee wants to know. Send an email with pictures and why you are nominating your neighbor to planningdivision@cityofgalt.org. The best submissions will be included in future newsletters and City Manager Updates.

Youth commission seeks members

The Galt Youth Commission (GYC) is in search of new student members for the term beginning in May 2021.

GYC is comprised of 10 high school students (9-12th grade) appointed by the City Council to serve as youth advocates and champion community service. The purpose of the GYC is to encourage the youth to participate in activities, stimulate community service, build civic unity, collaborate, and interact with the Galt community.

Any current 8th grade through 11th grade students living within the Galt Joint Union High School District boundaries are eligible to apply. For details and to apply, visit https://www.ci.galt.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/1166/30.

Egg My House fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop, Crew and Ship 1119 will present its third annual Egg My House fundraising event Easter morning 2021. Choose 25, 50 or 100 filled eggs to be hidden in your front yard Easter morning, along with an Easter basket and note from the Easter Bunny. Packages are $25 for 25 eggs, $35 for 50 eggs and $50 for 100 eggs. In case of rain, eggs will be placed in a basket on your porch. Orders are due by April 2. Book your reservation today by going to the website https://scoutsales.org/?2089.26.537 or email to bsatroopandcrew1119@gmail.com.

Free COVID testing on Thursdays

Free COVID-19 testing is available every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Avenue in Galt. Testing is offered on a walk-in basis, no appointment needed. This is a self-administered test, which only requires swabbing of the end of the nose.

You must register for a test before arriving to the testing center. Registration MUST be completed on the COLOR website at: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=cdph189, prior to your testing. For more information, call 209-366-7180 or email galtpandr@cityofgalt.org.

For other testing locations in the Sacramento Region, please visit https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19.

EGHS 40 year reunion slated for September

Save the date – it’s been 40 years and it’s time to celebrate!

A class reunion is being planned for Elk Grove High School’s Class of 1981.The three-day event is set for Sept. 24-26, 2021, in Elk Grove.

Alumni interested in learning about one or more of the scheduled events is encouraged to visit https://eghs1981.wixsite.com/my-site, or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eghs1981.

New information will be added to these links as the celebration draws near, so be sure to check back for updates.

Currently, the reunion planning committee is eager to contact fellow graduates. Forty years is “a while” and some folks have been easier to find than others. The direct email to the committee is eghs1981@gmail.com; please reach out to let them know where to find you or a fellow classmate.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Galt Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 217 Lincoln Way Monday through Friday at noon and 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. The Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour hotline is 209-745-1525.

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings is an anonymous program for friends and family members who are dealing with drug addiction. Local meetings are held weekly on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Galt United Methodist Church, 571 C Street in Galt.

AA 24-hour hotline

For help with an alcohol-related problem, call the Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour hotline at 209-745-1525.

Sunshine Closet donation sites

Sunshine Closet is a food closet that helps provide for local residents. Collections of canned food and dry good, nonperishable items, are received at United Methodist Church, 471 C Street in Galt, call to make an appointment for donations, 209-745-4133

The food closet is open on the second Thursday of each month from 8-10 a.m., and on the fourth Thursday from 8-9 a.m., at the United Methodist Church.

Street work ahead

SMUD is making substantial physical improvements to increase reliability to their system grid. The following streets in the Emerald Park/Quail Hollow subdivisions will see work in the street involving conduit runs, junction boxes and tie-ins to existing transformers: A Street, Elm Avenue, Second Street, Emerald Drive, Ramon Street, Ramon Court, Spree Court, Almo Court, Trent Drive, Wildflower Drive, Oberlin Drive, Trudy Way, Lorna Way, Sunshine Drive, Emerald Oak Drive, and Rossi Drive. Work is scheduled to occur through April.

L’Chayim of Galt

The L’Chayim Boutique and Gift Shop is located at 400 D Street, Suite 160 (entrance on Fourth Street). Contact information is 209-744-1143.