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