Learning about Georgetown: Here is a roundup of guides produced in 2020

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From local Georgetown destinations and splash pads to food delivery options and nonprofits, here is a roundup of the guides Community Impact Newspaper produced this year.



Local Georgetown destinations

Whether you are looking to enjoy the outdoors or a museum—to have a beer or a swim—Georgetown has options. Use this guide to ensure you are getting the most out of the community you call home, or pass it on to visitors.



Dining: Food and drink delivery options

Community Impact Newspaper is regularly contacting Georgetown restaurants to learn the latest updates on how they are managing regional, state and federal regulations for social distancing. Delivery may include third-party sources.



Meet 13 individuals who helped shape Georgetown’s African American community

Provided by and available at the Williamson Museum, “Histories of Pride: Thirteen Pioneers Who Shaped Georgetown’s African American Community” takes a look into the lives of individuals who moved the African American community forward in Georgetown, improving the lives of people of color.



Georgetown splash pads

Cool off over the summer at these area water features in and around Georgetown.



Georgetown parks and trail guide

Getting a little stir-crazy staying at home and need to get outdoors or looking for a new place to walk beyond your neighborhood? Check out this list of Georgetown parks for safe self-isolation options.



Georgetown nonprofit guide

If you are looking for an entity to donate to this holiday season, here are some local nonprofits based in Georgetown to consider.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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