We are so proud of how the people of Georgetown are pulling together to help each other! Here's to a Good Week Friends and Family! In this issue... Community Drive For Non-Medical Items Free … Read More...
We are so proud of how the people of Georgetown are pulling together to help each other!
Here’s to a Good Week Friends and Family!
In this issue…
Community Drive For Non-Medical Items
Free Curbside Help With Your Hearing Aids
Blue Hole Park Closes
Where to Get Take-out in Georgetown
Fundraiser – Local Artist Sells Prints of Downtown Buildings
The Caring Place Needs Our Help to Purchase Food
Fun Video Helps Understand the Need for Social Distancing
Half Price Ads to Help Small Businesses Now
Number of Cases Confirmed in Williamson County – Daily Updates
Schools Closes Until May 4th Plus In Person Church Meetings Now Considered Essential
Texas Interactive Maps Showing Confirmed Cases by County
Where To Go if You Need Help in Georgetown or Williamson County
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
Community Drive for Non-Medical Items
Nonprofits and faith-based organizations in Williamson County are stepping in to fill a gap in services during the corona-virus pandemic.
The Community Organizations Assisting in Disaster (COAD) have set up drop-off donation sites for non-medical items to be delivered to vulnerable populations and elderly residents.
They are primarily in need of new goods in original packaging that are in short supply such as;
eye protection goggles or glasses
adult and child diapers
Free Help To Hear Your Best In These Stressful Times
Free Service 3/30 thru 4/17/20 – Hearing and communication are essential in a time of emergency. Individuals need to access news reports from television and Internet.
In a time when people are practicing social distancing, they need to be able to communicate virtually via phone and other virtual platforms with loved ones. Hearing plays a central role in many of these communications.
-I am implementing a drive up service that can help a person experiencing problems with their hearing aid. Just call, schedule a time and I will come to your car, take your hearing aid or aids and take them inside for a check up and cleaning and evaluation.
-You just have to call and schedule an appointment. 512-468-7776
Fundraiser – Local Artist Sells Prints of Downtown Buildings
Been wondering how you can help Georgetown Businesses?
Georgetown’s very own Rachel Hancock, artist and owner of Something Social, has created prints that are available for purchase online.
The prints are her own renditions of Downtown Georgetown Businesses and Buildings. The proceeds are being donated to the businesses.
Please consider collecting all of them if you can, they are only $10 each.
The Caring Place Needs Our Help To Buy Food
4/2/20 – The Caring Place Needs Our Help To Purchase Food.
Their income is usually from their 2 thrift stores, but they are closed now.
There are several ways we can help and one of them won’t cost us anything. Really!
Where To Get Take Out in Georgetown
There are quite a few options now for delivery or curbside pickup in Georgetown. Here’s a huge list that gives all kinds of details!
“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 Closes Blue Hole Park To Enforce Social Distancing
4/2/20 –“City closes Blue Hole Park to enforce physical distancing orders
Effective April 2, Blue Hole Park is closed to the public until further notice to help enforce physical distancing required by the Williamson County Stay Home Stay Safe Order.
The section of the trail going through Blue Hole Park will also be closed, and barricades will be installed at Scenic Drive and at Rock Street to close off the trail. Two Rivers and San Gabriel Village residents will still have trail access via the low water crossing below the dam.
“We did not want to close Blue Hole Park to Georgetown residents wanting to enjoy this community gem, but during the past week, we have received numerous complaints about overcrowding, and simply can’t ensure people’s safety anymore,” City Manager David Morgan said…”
Helping Small Businesses with Half Price Ads
With everything that’s going on right now we want to help small businesses let the community know they are still open and what they are able to offer.
That’s why, for a limited time, Hello Georgetown is offering our Power Ads for 50% off the regular price of $49. This makes these powerful ads available for only $24.50 for a whole week of exposure on our website, in our newsletter and on our Facebook page.
This will give every small business the ability to continue to advertise. Advertising is the life blood of a business and especially now when things are changing so fast.
Cases Confirmed in Williamson County – Counts Updated Daily
The County posts daily updates with detailed statistics for the Coronavirus cases confirmed for Williamson County.
The report gives numbers by city, gender, age and status.
52 Summer Camps – Ready For Your Children
Texas Governor Says Schools Closed Until May 4th, In-person Church Meetings Essential
3/31/20 – Texas Governor Abbot ordered today that Texas schools will remain closed at least until May 4th.
Governor Abbott also extended social distancing guidelines to April 30th.
Texans are expected to stay six feet away from each other and not gather in groups of more than 10.
They also call for older people and those with preexisting health issues to remain isolated.
The new order classifies religious services at churches and other houses of worship as essential, and they can meet as long as they observe social distancing guidelines.
What To Do If You Have Symptoms or You Feel You’ve Been Exposed
While there are only a few cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Williamson County it’s good to know what to do if you feel you’ve been exposed or you have symptoms.
Here’s some directions from the Williamson County and Cities Heath District Website.
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.
[Video] Historic Georgetown Home Series 603 East 7th Street
Here’s the second in the series of 12 videos called “Historic Georgetown Home Series.”
Produced by – Something Social, Rachel Hancock.
Show Sponsor – Kristin Hepp with Caldwell Banker.
Crew – ASA Imagery and Root Story Studios.
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