More than 100 cars lined Industrial Drive in front of the Galt Police Department Saturday morning to bring a little happiness in a year of chaos.
This year’s annual Cars for Kids toy drive, led by Galt Mayor Shawn Farmer, proved to be another success.
“Most people brought more than one toy,” Farmer said, “and some people brought a trunk full.”
Those donating brought a gamut of toys, from baby dolls to bicycles, and action figures to Barbie dolls.
Galt residents, along with the Gears and Grind Car Group, filled the bed of a public works truck, twice.
The Cars for Kids event works in conjunction with the first responders’ toy drive led by Laurel Schamber with the Cosumnes Fire Department and TJ Guidotti with the Galt Police Department.
Schamber, Guidotti and Farmer were joined by Galt Police Chief Brian Kalinowski, Lt. Richard Small, Galt City Manager Lorenzo Hines and the Farmer family in welcoming and thanking those donating, unloading cars of their treasures and snapping pictures with the loot.
Brewsters Bar and Grill, Strattons Pizza and The Coffee Shop Bakery provided refreshments for the event. And, of course, local DJ Brian King of King Sound provided festive music.
Missed the Cars for Kids event? No worries, toys and gift cards can still be dropped off at the Galt Police Station, 455 Industrial Drive; Cosumnes Fire Station 46, 1050 Walnut Avenue; Galt Walmart, 10470 Twin Cities Road; and Galt Smog, 515 N. Lincoln Way.