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What's Happening in Folsom and El Dorado Hills!

Nov 23, 2009 11:17AM ● By Wendy Sipple

Now, through December 18 you can make a difference in the life of a Sacramento child by cleaning out your closet and donating used coats to the News10 Coats For Kids program. And if you can’t make it to one of the drop-off sites, you can still give your support by making a monetary donation. For more information, call the coat hotline at 916-321-3362.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Sacramento and Northeastern California is celebrating the opening of its first “The Wishing Place” location on the West Coast. This will be one of three locations in the entire country designed to relieve a child from the stresses of their illnesses and bring joy in a time of hardship. At the grand opening, Wish child Matthew’s dream to go to Disneyland with his family was granted.

Style congratulates the Red Hawk Casino for winning a Future 5 award from the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce for excellence in hospitality. Also, congrats to the for receiving the Emerging Markets Award, My Sister’s House for the Non-Profit Award, IKEA for the Retail Award and Comtek for the Technology Award.

Give back to the Folsom community this holiday season by donating new, unwrapped toys for the Folsom Police Department’s annual Christmas Basket Program. You can drop off toys at the Police Department, Senior Arts Center, City Hall or Folsom Fire Station. Applications to receive a basket will be available at the Twin Lakes Food Bank through December 17.

A new art piece has been added to Folsom’s public art collection. The new Rock ‘n’ River concrete and mosaic sculpture is located in front of the Senior & Arts Center. The art was funded through a donation from McCarthy, Cook & Co. and the Take pART in the ARTs utility bill donation campaign.

On October 27, the Folsom City Council, acting as the City of Folsom Redevelopment Agency, approved the final designs for the Streetscape project along Sutter Street. Construction is scheduled for February 2010. For artist sketches of the revitalization, visit

Congratulations to the Folsom Patrons of the Arts for being selected by the “Folsom Firecracker” to be one of the six local non-profit beneficiaries to receive funds from the 5 and 10K Fun-Run. Proceeds directed toward the organization will benefit the Folsom scholarship, photo contest and other art programs.

In November, Congressman Dan Lungren and Cal EPA Secretary Linda Adams spoke at the dedication of the new 3.6 megawatt solar system at Aerojet’s facility. The project was initiated in June 2009 and companies have made plans to make the site the largest in single-site installation in California and one of the largest in the United States.

A new risk program has started up in Folsom to prevent alcohol and risk related trauma in youth. The California P.A.R.T.Y. Program held its first session in front of 50 Folsom students on October 2. The mission of the party is to promote injury prevention through reality education, help youth to recognize risk and make informed choices about activities and behaviors. The nonprofit is currently looking for individuals to get involved. Call 916-798-4297 to get involved.

That’s all for now, but see What’s Up next month in our Health & Wellness feature issue!

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