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the oldest continuously running Boy Scout troop west of the Mississippi River, Troop One is reaching out to alumni to attend the celebration. Current Scouts and anyone who has ever been associated with Troop One are invited to attend the celebration at The Center at TwentyThree Hundred on Saturday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. Alumni can join the troop’s mailing list to receive information and updates on the event.

Sacramento police and EMQ FamiliesFirst partnered with sponsors Union Pacific Railroad, Dynacraft Bike and volunteers from the Sacramento Wheelmen Bicycling Club, Sacramento Bike Patrol and police recruits to assemble, tune up and test 300 bikes in one day to be given to children in need

and his industry,” said Chris Clawson, Life Fitness president. “He embodies the kind of strength, determination and humility that every personal trainer should strive for, and we are proud to name Greg the 2015 Life Fitness Personal Trainers to Watch winner.” Varimax Fitness is at 3400 Elvas Ave. To book a free consultation, visit varimaxfitness.com.

FOSTER SANTA PROVIDES BIKES TO KIDS IN CRISIS Chamber. To learn more about the chamber, visit eastsacchamber.org.

READY FOR PROM Wondering what to do with those worn-once formal dresses that now stare sadly at you from the closet? Give them another chance at life, and help this year’s teens go to prom in style, by donating them to McKinley Library’s annual Prom Drive. All sizes of gently used formal dresses, tuxedos, shoes, accessories and other formal wear will be accepted at the library at any time during open hours through March. The donated items will be distributed to teens in late March.

LOCAL TRAINER RECOGNIZED Greg Johnson, owner of East Sac’s Varimax Fitness and lead

trainer at FitGolf, won the Life Fitness 2015 Personal Trainers to Watch competition. The award was announced on Nov. 3 after a live-judged final event in Barcelona, Spain, featuring 10 of the world’s top personal trainers. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in fitness and rehabilitation, with a minor in health and wellness. He holds a master’s degree in kinesiology with concentrations in performance enhancement and injury prevention. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and performance enhancement specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Johnson believes in using fitness as a basis for cultivating happiness and health in all areas of life. “Greg’s accomplishments are an inspiration to his clients, his peers

Under the Foster Santa program, Sacramento police and EMQ FamiliesFirst, the largest social services agency in California, partnered with sponsors Union Pacific Railroad, Dynacraft Bike and volunteers from the Sacramento Wheelmen Bicycling Club, Sacramento Bike Patrol and police recruits to assemble, tune up and test 300 bikes in one day. The bikes were distributed throughout December to kids living in stressful and crisis conditions. The Foster Santa program is 40 years old.

The troop held its first meeting in 1916 at First United Methodist Church at the corner of 21st and J streets, where its meetings are still held today. Over the past century, Troop One is one of the few Midtown institutions to have endured. The troop held its first meeting in 1916 at First United Methodist Church at the corner of 21st and J streets, where its meetings are still held today. In 1955, Troop One nearly folded as membership dipped to only nine scouts. However, by 1976, the troop was back to making history as Eagle Scouts H.J. and Robert McCurry became the first pair of brothers in the nation to win the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Today, Troop One alumni make up some of Sacramento’s most successful business and community leaders. The troop typically rosters 70 registered Boy Scouts from all over Sacramento and the surrounding areas, and its Alumni Club boasts 170 former Troop One scouts, with members from as far

BOY SCOUT TROOP ONE SEEKS ALUMNI Boy Scout Troop One will celebrate its 100-year anniversary, known as

back as the 1930s. To be added to the mailing list and for more information on the anniversary celebration, go to Troop-1.com/100ofOne

100 Years of Troop One, with a party this June. Popularly believed to be

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