Keep Austin Beautiful offering Beautify Club memberships

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Beautify Club memberships open

Keep Austin Beautiful is encouraging membership in its Beautify Club.

Last year, Keep Austin Beautiful engaged 12,229 volunteers in 54,497 hours of service, removed 59,790 pounds of litter, diverted 5,433 pounds of recycling from landfill and cleaned and restored over 124 miles of waterway.

Membership in the program provides the resources needed to engage youths and adults in impactful community service, with monthly donations to continue to beautify green spaces, waterways and neighborhoods.

Monthly donors will receive recognition on the website and annual report, early selection of a cleanup site for Keep Austin Beautiful Day, personal invitations to volunteer and donor events and commemorative Keep Austin Beautiful merchandise.

A cleaning effort at Lady Bird Lake will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 11. This will be the last cleanup of the season.

To join the Beautify Club:

To register for the Lady Bird Lake cleaning effort:

Courtesy of Keep Austin Beautiful


Christmas Stroll on Friday, Saturday

The city of Georgetown will host the 40th annual Christmas Stroll from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday downtown.

Friday will feature Groovin’ with the Grinch at 6 p.m. at Main and Sixth streets. Hill Country Kettle Korn will provide free kettle corn for children during the event.

Saturday will include a parade at 10 a.m., live entertainment and holiday shopping at more than 150 arts and crafts, clothing and jewelry vendor booths and downtown merchants. Parade attendees are asked to bring a toy for Blue Santa; new, unwrapped toys will be collected by elves along the route, which will travel along Church Street and Austin Avenue through the downtown square.

For safety reasons, the Georgetown Police Department asks that no candy or any objects be thrown from floats or participants in the parade.

From news reports


Frost centers to host Santa

Frost financial centers will host free Santa Claus visits for kids in December.

Sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the West Lake Hills Financial Center, 5656 Bee Cave Road, Austin; from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 11 at the Tarrytown center, 2425 Exposition Blvd., Austin; from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 18 at East Seventh center, 2421 East Seventh St., Austin; and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Lake Travis center, 12532 RM 2244, Bee Cave.

Visits will include holiday cookies in a festive setting. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras for photos with Santa.

Courtesy of Frost

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Keep Austin Beautiful offering Beautify Club memberships

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