Georgetown Veterans Day Ceremony set for Thursday

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GEORGETOWN

Veterans Day Ceremony set

Georgetown’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza, 2 Texas Drive.

All veterans and their families in attendance will be recognized, and several veterans will participate. The Eastview High School band, orchestra and choir will provide music beginning at 10:45 a.m.

The guest speaker during the event is Fort Hood’s senior enlisted officer Command Sgt. Major Arthur “Cliff” Burgoyne Jr., whose service in the Army includes three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan.

Parking is available at the Sun City Social Center, 2 Texas Drive, and across the street at the Activities Center. Seven hundred folding chairs will be placed at the memorial for event seating. Guests also may bring a folding chair and sit at the plaza under the trees.

The Sun City Community Association will serve refreshments on the Social Center patio after the ceremony.

The event is free. In case of rain, it will take place in the ballroom at the Social Center.

The Rotary Club of Georgetown also will host its fifth annual Field of Honor in San Gabriel Park at Chamber Way and East Morrow Street, in cooperation with the city of Georgetown. The event features a field of more than 1,500 American flags each purchased to honor a veteran, active- or reserve-duty military individual or first responder. This year, the event also will include a traveling replica of the Vietnam memorial wall. Flags will be on display Nov. 6-14 with opening ceremonies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7.

For more information: georgetowntxfieldofhonor.org.

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CENTRAL AUSTIN

Pease Park project honored

The Pease Park Conservancy announced the recently completed Kingsbury Commons project was awarded Gold under the Sustainable SITES Initiative rating system.

This designation puts Pease Park in an elite group of local green spaces and makes it the first park in the Parks and Recreation Department portfolio to be SITES certified.

With support from the Moody Foundation and key donors, Pease Park Conservancy, in partnership with PARD, managed the $10 million renovation of Kingsbury Commons, the southern 7 acres of Pease Park, that concluded in July 2021. Ten Eyck Landscape Architects was the lead designer for the Kingsbury Commons project and sustainability was integral in each decision made.

Renovation decisions include the installation of native plants that will use less water and provide wildlife habitats; reclamation of natural spring water to support the ecosystem of the park; reuse of salvaged materials to reduce environmental impacts from manufacturing, transportation and waste disposal; restoration of the soil prior to planting to sustainably support vegetation.

For more information: sustainablesites.org.

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THRALL

S. Bound Street work to begin

Williamson County will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the S. Bounds Street improvement project at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The project includes pavement reconstruction, drainage improvements and overlay of the road from U.S. 79 to south of East Eckhart Avenue in front of the Thrall School. The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2022. The cost is $889,988 and is funded through voter-approved 2019 road bonds.

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This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Georgetown Veterans Day Ceremony set for Thursday

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