by Jan Daum
on Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 10:00am.
Happy Fall, Y'all!
October is such a fun month. We all get to indulge that lingering inner child and let them come out to play. Everything from putting together a child's costume, planning a harvest get-together, breaking out the crock pot for soul warming soups, and actually having to put on a jacket now and then, thrills the soul a little.
This is the time of year when living in a community like Georgetown becomes even more enjoyable and exciting. The window dressings take on a special warmth, and kinder, gentler afternoons allow lingering on the square.
I just adore the beginning of holiday season around here. Everything to love about small town living is bigger, and more inviting. One of the main reasons I love living and serving Georgetown is how inviting it is.
I'm continuously surprised by how much more at home I feel here every passing season. It's my hometown. And I'd like to help you make it your hometown, too.
Whether you're already in the area, and looking to make a change, or just moving here, call me. I'd be honored to help you find your new home.
Hugs, Jan XO
Georgetown in October!
Nightmare on Jail Hill When: Sat, October 17, 7pm – 11pm & October 24, 7pm- 11pm Where: Historic Williamson County Jail, 312 Main Street, Georgetown Description: Very scary haunted house in old Williamson County jail located on the corner of 4th and Main Street in Georgetown. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Williamson County Brown Santa program.
Cattleman's Ball When: Sat, October 17, 6pm – 9pm Where: Georgetown Community Center, Georgetown, TX Description: Fourth Annual Cattleman’s Ball on Saturday. Enjoy dinner, dancing, wine and beer, silent and live auction and more! Tickets available through upthechisholmtrail.org or at The Williamson Museum. For more information, please call (512) 943-1670.
Boo Run When: Sat, October 31, 9:30am – 11:00am Where: San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown, TX Description: 7th Annual Exceptional Georgetown Alliance (EGA) Boo Run on Saturday, October 31st in beautiful San Gabriel Park in the heart of Georgetown, Texas. Come in your Halloween costume and stay after for a kids' costume contest! Proceeds from this event help students in Georgetown with Special Needs. Register by October 16 to save money and guarantee a shirt! www.exceptionalgeorgetown.org
Boo Bash! When: Sat, October 31, 5pm – 8pm Where: The Georgetown Square, 103 West 7th Street, Georgetown, TX Description: Shopping, Trick or Treating & Dance. Music around the square & costumed dancing to live music Plenty of food and shopping plus there will be trick-or-treating at participating merchants 5pm to 8pm. For more information, call 512-639-8719 or visit www.thegeorgetownsquare.com/Events.html
Fun Facts About Georgetown!
How many times have you passed by and wondered who stood atop the dome of the courthouse? Well wonder no longer. She is Themis, the Greek goddess of divine justice. She carries the scales of justice in one hand, and a sword in the other. Her eyes are blindfolded as a symbol of the impartiality of law. Themis is a common icon where law is practiced. Our Themis is made of hollow copper, weighs around 300 lbs, and measures 11' tall. She is periodically brought down from her perch for cleaning and maintenance. Otherwise, she has held watch over the square since 1911.
Live and on stage!
Just in time for the spooky holiday season, the Palace theater is offering the stage version of Young Frankenstein. Adapted from the movie created by Mel Brooks, this is a gut-busting retelling of the traditional Frankenstein story... in a not so traditional way.
The show runs every weekend from October 9 - November 8. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00. For information and ticket purchase, lurch on over to the Palace Theater website.