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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Veterans Memorial Park

The Veterans Memorial Park in Smithville, TX combines a children's water recreation area, a memorial space and a monument to honor the brave men and women who have served the US since the Texas War for Independence in 1836.
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