Let’s Shop Bastrop: High School Seniors Making A Difference - Two Austin High School Seniors Partner With LOCALoyalty to Create a Charity Event to Help Bastrop

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“Let’s Shop Bastrop” is a charity event created by Catalina Lizarraga and Pooja Patel. Seniors at Austin High School as part of their involvement with the Academy for Global Studies Program. Lizarraga and Patel worked to develop and implement a project that would support the Bastrop small locally owned community after the horrible wildfires burned more than 30,000 acres of land and destroyed thousands of homes. The impact of the fires is felt not only to homeowners but to the businesses within Bastrop.

Austin High seniors, Lizarraga and Patel were surprised to hear that the downtown area of Bastrop was unaffected by the fires and is not only open but also eager for business. The AHS seniors partnered with the LOCALoyalty team and met with Bastrop city leaders to literally send bus loads of shoppers into Bastrop for the day to experience all that the city has to offer as part of the "Let's Shop Bastrop" project. The day's events include discounted shopping, an official ribbon cutting ceremony, dinner and a show at the historic Bastrop Opera House. “We are thrilled to be mentoring the young ladies from Austin High School. They are committed to helping to revitalize the Bastrop locally owned business community; it was a natural fit for LOCALoyalty to be involved. “ said, Tina Cannon President & COO of LOCALoyalty. The “Let’s Shop Bastrop” event will benefit local Bastrop businesses now and in the future as well as develop a stronger sense of community between the Austin and Bastrop area.

You can purchase tickets at http://letsshopbastrop.eventbrite.com/
Please "like" their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/LetsShopBastrop

Details of the event:
WHEN: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM December 3, 2011
WHERE: 9 AM: Depart from Austin High-1715 W Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78703
Around 10 AM: Arrive at the Sugar Shack-114 Loop 150 W Bastrop, TX 78602
12 PM: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Main St. Bastrop, Tx
12-5 PM: Free time to shop and dine
5:30 PM: Transportation from Main St. Bastrop, TX to Bastrop Opera House-711 Spring Street Bastrop, TX 78602
8 PM: Depart from Bastrop Opera House to Austin High School
9 PM: Arrive at Austin High School-1715 W Cesar Chavez

About AGS:
The Academy for Global Studies (AGS) is a program within Austin High School, providing an internationally focused and academically challenging curriculum to a close-knit community of learners. Students undertake a course of study that highlights the interrelatedness and connections among world regions that combine to shape our increasingly global society. Students explore cultural traditions both on the world and local scales, while undertaking a rigorous course load of both pre-AP and AP courses. AGS is a member of the International Studies Schools Network, a national network of schools that share a common Graduate Profile.

About LOCALoyalty (TM):
Founded and based in Austin, Texas, LOCALoyalty is a local loyalty rewards company simplifies the marketing process for local small and medium-sized businesses. Based on a patent-pending, internet platform of do-it-yourself marketing tools, LOCALoyalty provides a powerful solution for businesses to have complete control and self-management of offers to suit individual business goals, and a one-stop shop for consumers to find and consume local offers with a reusable loyalty card. For more information, visit http://www.LOCALoyalty.com.


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