Make A Smile Happen Hello Georgetown! The leaves are falling and the weather is chilling, it looks like the holidays are here! While you're preparing to cook your turkey and stuffing next week, … Read More...
Make A Smile Happen
The leaves are falling and the weather is chilling, it looks like the holidays are here! While you’re preparing to cook your turkey and stuffing next week, take a moment to scroll through this week’s newsletter. We have lots of exciting things coming!
Among those exciting things is our 1st Annual Make A Smile Happen, or M*A*S*H, event on Saturday, December 5. Hello Georgetown, Hipp Radio Network and Robert’s Printing invite the community to help five local non-profits in a drive-thu donation event combining a toy drive, food drive, pet supply drive and cash donation drive all at once!
Find out how you can get involved, in this week’s newsletter.
Our city also officially has a new mayor, and there’s an upcoming runoff election for District 2. Plus, we have all the details on what city facilities will be closed this Thanksgiving, and the Georgetown Palace Theatre’s new commemorative brick program to help support their continued operations and efforts.
Local breweries are also joining forces to help Habitat for Humanity – you can learn more about their upcoming event below. Actually, you can find all of these stories and more in this week’s newsletter.
Friends, thank you for making Hello Georgetown your source for community news and events, and remember – Hello Georgetown exists for YOU. If you are a business owner, how can we promote you? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 512-843-6090.
Enjoy this week’s newsletter!
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Where to Buy Cloth Face Masks Locally and Beyond
- Make A Smile Happen for Local Non-Profits This Christmas
- Where to Buy Live Christmas Trees in Georgetown 2020
- Public Library Moves to Curbside Service Only
- Local Breweries Team With Wilco Habitat For Humanity for Fundraiser
- Breakfast Bites: Building Community Through Arts and Culture
- Wilco Master Gardeners Hosting Herb Workshop
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Hosting Virtual Farm and Ranch Seminar
- Williamson County Fire Marshal’s Office Adopts IFC 2018 Fire Code
- Palace Builds Success with Commemorative Bricks
- District 2 Runoff Election Called, Mayor Schroeder and Jonrowe Sworn In
- Thanksgiving Holiday City Facility Closings
- Georgetown Palace Theatre To Perform “A Tuna Christmas” Indoors On The Springer Stage
- Georgetown Public Library Director Eric Lashley to Retire in January
- GISD 2020 High School Football Schedule
- Coming Soon to Georgetown
And Much More!
Thank you for reading!
“Thanks for continuing your reporting in good times and bad. You are two of G’town’s treasures. Be safe. Be well.” ~Laraine
“We really appreciate your efforts to keep our community up to date with changes during this difficult time.” ~William Schoen
Hey Everybody, we have gathered some resources for ordering cloth masks. These resources were supplied to us by our readers and the vendors themselves, we have several sources in Georgetown and a few beyond.
On Saturday, December 5th, Hello Georgetown and Hipp Radio Network are inviting the community to help local non-profits this Christmas in an upcoming event called Make A Smile Happen or M*A*S*H*. The event will focus on four categories for donations: children/teen gifts, food, pet supplies and cash donations. The donations in each category will go toward five beneficiaries.
It’s Christmas Tree Time in Georgetown! You’ll find a good selection this year from several retailers in our community.
Hours for curbside pickup service at the Library are 10 a.m. to noon and 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m. Saturday. The Georgetown Public Library is at 402 W. Eighth St.
For a $25 donation, individuals will receive a Passport valid for one free beer at each participating location. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County and will be utilized directly on house builds.
The presentation will cover the growing affect arts and culture is having in Georgetown from building community to impacting economic development and cultural tourism, as well as creating collaborative partnerships between businesses and the arts.
The topic will be “Enjoy and Share Your Herbs.” Representatives from the committee will discuss the background and history of the herb garden, explain what is growing there, and provide samples and cuttings. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the Herb Garden.
The December 10th virtual seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to receive up to eight (8) CEUs. Of these eight (8) hours, three (3) hour will be in General, two (2) hours in IPM, two (2) hours in Laws and Regulations and one (1) hour in Drift.
Effective on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, the Fire Marshal’s Office will operate under the newly adopted IFC 2018 Fire Code for unincorporated areas of Williamson County. Previously, they operated under the 2015 International Fire Code.
To support its operating expenses, education, payroll and stage productions, the Palace is inviting people to buy commemorative bricks that will be placed in the courtyard of the Doug Smith Performance Center, the Palace’s education and performance center for theater students.
“Hello Georgetown” is the best publication to come along to keep all Georgetown residents informed. It is a great way to cure our curiosity. People like to know what is happening in our town, whether it be entertainment, fun-filled events for the family, road improvements to move traffic, construction of new commercial and residential development.
“You take the guess work out of all that’s happening. Thank you for this publication and keeping us in the know.” ~Maryanne Denison
City Council passed a resolution during Tuesday’s special meeting to call a runoff election for District 2. Also during the meeting, Josh Schroeder was sworn in as mayor and Rachael Jonrowe was sworn in for a fourth term as District 6 representative.
City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There is no solid waste or recycling collection on Thanksgiving Day.
The play is a hilarious commentary and satire of small town, Southern life and attitudes. Kirk Kelso and Rick Felkins play all twenty zany characters, with twice as many costume changes, made possible by the outstanding Palace Ninjas.
Lashley will retire Jan. 29 to become the executive director of Central Texas Library System, a nonprofit serving 218 member libraries across the state.
High school football in Georgetown is underway! All East View High School and Georgetown High School games will be broadcast on SHN Sports, and for the first time this year (due to COVID-19), SHN will also carry the live video feeds every Friday night for varsity games.
With the massive amount of growth we are experiencing here, we continue to see new businesses coming to town on a regular basis. Starting next week, we will begin weekly updates of new businesses coming to Georgetown.
Where To Get Help in Georgetown & Williamson County
Here’s our working list of places to get help if you need it in Georgetown and Williamson County. This is also a great list of places that could use your financial assistance if you’re able.
Interactive Texas Map Showing Coronavirus Cases by County
We thought you might like to see this handy map from Fox 4 News! It’s interactive and it’s updated daily in all counties. Just mouse over the county you want to check on and it shows the number of cases confirmed for that county.
Georgetown is open for business!
Let’s help get our local economy moving again and support our great local businesses.
Free Parking, ATMs and Rest Rooms in Downtown Georgetown
We’ve created a page to help you navigate when you’re downtown for the Holidays, whether you’re new to town or just visiting it’s always good to know where to park for free, where to find a Rest Room and where to get a little cash from a nearby ATM. Find Maps and Details Here
Buy Fresh and Shop Local at Georgetown Farmer’s Markets
Thanks for reading, see you around town!
Rob Hipp and John Montgomery