With its cooler temperatures and festive traditions, fall is such a fun time of year! Although fall in Texas may be fleeting, there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of this beautiful season.
Airfest – Georgetown Municipal Airport – Free – 12-5
Come see the Ford Tri-Motor, a 1929 metal aircraft that was the first mass-produced airliner. Tour several other WW II-era warbirds, book a ride, and watch Falcon Flight, a precision formation flying team perform. Event is free, however attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation.
November 27 – Thanksgiving Day
Earn that slice of pumpkin pie by participating in the 2nd Annual Georgetown Turkey Trot! Choose between a 1 mile family fun run or a 5 mile run; they both start at 8am at 701 S. Main Street. To register and guarantee yourself a shirt, click here.
An easy and delicious side dish is candied yams.
|1 (40 ounce) can cut sweet potatoes
½ cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup milk
|1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup butter, melted
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 2 quart baking dish.|
|Drain and mash the sweet potatoes.|
|In a medium bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, 1/3 cup butter, milk, and vanilla extract. Spread evenly into the prepared baking dish.|
|In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar, chopped pecans, flour, and 1/3 cup melted butter. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.|
|Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.|
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to help the less fortunate. One way you can help is to donate items to a local food pantry. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief charity in Central Texas and they offer many opportunities to serve. The Caring Place also has a food pantry. To find out what items they are currently in most need of, click here. If you would like to serve at the Caring Place on Thanksgiving, call them at 869-4735 or visit www.caringplacetx.org.