Visit Bastrop's Going the Extra Mile (GEM) program gives YOU the opportunity to recognize employees in our community for exemplary service and dedicated performance to their role in hospitality. One of the most important components of the visitor experience is the quality of the interface between the visitor and the tourism worker, and their experience with tourism service providers. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of employees in the hospitality community! Vote now through April 14!

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Bastrop County African American Cultural Center

The Bastrop County African American Cultural Center idea started as a “mustard seed” in the minds of the Board of Directors in 2019 one year before the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. These early founders’ goal was to build an African American Cultural Center in Bastrop, Texas. Those in attendance were descendants of the original 13 Freedom Colonies of Bastrop County Texas along with interested parties. The purpose then and now is to bring about cultural awareness of minorities and specifically the contributions of African Americans to the history of the United States of America.
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