Multiple Georgetown groups give back to teachers, students as school year kicks off

Miguel Ramirez, manager of the Georgetown Willie's Grill & Icehouse, packs backpacks full of school supplies that were given out to about 600 cars Aug. 11 at the Fill the Bus event sponsored by the Georgetown Area Junior Forum. (Courtesy Georgetown Area Junior Forum)
Miguel Ramirez, manager of the Georgetown Willie's Grill & Icehouse, packs backpacks full of school supplies that were given out to about 600 cars Aug. 11 at the Fill the Bus event sponsored by the Georgetown Area Junior Forum. (Courtesy Georgetown Area Junior Forum)

Miguel Ramirez, manager of the Georgetown Willie's Grill & Icehouse, packs backpacks full of school supplies that were given out to about 600 cars Aug. 11 at the Fill the Bus event sponsored by the Georgetown Area Junior Forum. (Courtesy Georgetown Area Junior Forum)

Students receive school supplies

The Georgetown Area Junior Forum, assisted by some additional volunteers from Willie’s Grill & Icehouse, handed out school supplies Aug. 11 to students in the Georgetown area at the Boys & Girls Clubs. The annual event, called Fill the Bus, is one of the GAJF’s biggest projects for the year for the Georgetown-area community, spokesperson Patricia Bernstein said. School supplies were given out to about 600 carloads of families. www.gajf.org


Foundation gives to teachers

Georgetown ISD Education Foundation awarded more than $38,000 through 11 collaborative grants to teachers for the 2020-21 school year, according to an Aug. 17 news release. The purpose of this program is to fund innovative and creative educational projects that align with the district’s mission and vision and impact student learning, it said. Last year $40,000 in collaborative grants were awarded. 512-943-1886. www.gisdedfound.org
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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Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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