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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Georgetown firefighters and police officers participated in a memorial stair climb Sept. 11 as a tribute to the first responders who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
During the event, held at the Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex, 2211 N. Austin Ave., participants climbed the equivalent of 110 stories—the height of the World Trade Center towers in New York City, according to a city news release.
The Art and Soul of Africa Rising fundraiser
Georgetown residents and individuals from throughout Texas gathered Sept. 19 at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Event Center to raise funds for the Fuankem Lekeanyi Memorial Medical Center in Cameroon.
Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem, a physician with Baylor Scott & White Health, founded the clinic in 2009 to provide residents of his native village with medical services, including emergency care, prenatal care, surgical services, infectious disease treatment, nutritional services and health education.
The event featured live music, an African dinner, and a live and silent auction. Visit www.flmmc.org for more information.
Good for Texas tour
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar made a stop in Georgetown on Sept. 10 as part of his Good for Texas tour, a 27-city tour meeting with local officials and citizens to talk about the state’s economy and its future.
Hegar’s talk included a regional economic snapshot that outlined population and job growth as well as other economic indicators.
The Capital Region, which includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson counties, is one of 12 economic regions in the state.
Hegar said he expects the region’s and the state’s economies to continue to grow in part because of its diversification. However, he did say he expects it to grow more moderately in the future.