All of Galt was abuzz this past weekend with festive events happening around town.
The weekend kicked off early Saturday morning with the annual 5K Stadium Run/Walk for the Hawks. Approximately 160 runners and walkers took to the streets from the Liberty Ranch High School campus. Participants wove their way through the neighborhoods, being cheered on by friends, families and neighbors.
The money raised during this event will be used to fund the four, $1,000 Athletic Booster Scholarships this year.
There were raffle baskets donated by the various teams from LRHS and businesses around town. The Ag department held a small Farmer’s Market with several vendors showcasing their products just in time for Mother’s Day.
Students from the Art department sidewalk-chalked a fabulous running shoe to welcome participants to the stadium. Mayor Paige Lampson sang the national anthem to start the event.
Alumnus Josh Hooper emceed with Hawk and cheerleaders leading stretches before it began.
This year’s LRHS Baseball League Champions were there in full force, leading the run on foot and sweeping up the last few walkers by following behind on bikes. The LRHS Cheer and Stunt teams were on the route, helping encourage runners and walkers alike to keep on moving.
The first place runners under 30 were the Hawks’ very own Braden Birkes, 16:53, and the Warriors’ Yuina Okubo, all the way from Japan, 26:17.
The first place runners over 30 were Sarah Thomas, 22:46 and Frank Schoch, 25:06.
The Athletic Boosters would like to thank all the wonderful participants, volunteers, Galt Police, CAPPS, Cardinal Glass CG, Galt Smog, Fitness Pro, Stratton’s Pizza, River Rats Portable Toilets, Buchanan Auto Glass, Rivas Custom Tile, Ann Ullrich at Parker Realty, Rachelle Herendeen at State Farm, Justin L. Reich DDS, Galt Sign & Screen Printing, the Dal Bianco family, Robinson’s Taekwondo, Walmart, Raley’s, Certified Collision Repair, Zacatecas, Coffee Shop Bakery, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Gary Shroeder, Herff Jones, LRHS Leadership, LRHS Athletic Department, LRHS Track & Field, Alumni Parent and Softball representative Janine Farren and Athletic Director Coach Anthony Linebaugh. This event would not have been a possible without you.
Booster president Athena Buchanan feels like this year’s event was just a glimpse of what could be something really great.
“When a community comes together to invest in the education of the future, great things can happen.”
Next year’s third annual 5K Stadium Run/Walk will be held May 9, 2020. Tickets will go on sale in August and all sports teams from Liberty Ranch will be selling them throughout the school year. Mark your calendars and set your reminders because you won’t want to miss it.
Kiwanis Club’s annual Dog Show event at the Bark Park on Monterey Bay Court was a little later Saturday morning. More than 15 dogs and their human handlers participated in various activities, all helped by the Valley High Key Club members.
Showing off his canine skills was Galt’s very own police K-9 Kane. Assisted by his handler Officer Mike Little, Kane made his way through the dog park’s obstacle course.
The presentation included a tussle with a “suspect” played by Officer Hart.
Lucky winners at the dog show were awarded with various gift cards from generous local businesses, including Brewsters and Velvet Grill and Creamery.
Guests were also treated to a free hot dog lunch complete with chips and water.
Saturday afternoon, more than 75 ladies gathered at the Rae House Museum for the Galt Area Historical Society’s annual tea.
Donned in beautifully decorated hats, guests enjoyed tasty morsels, visiting with friends old and new, scrumptious tea and a fashion show.
Chaired by society member Joan Werblun, the event was a success and brought smiles to all who attended.