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America’s favorite tailgating trends

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 Football season is officially here, but what are people doing before the big game? Offers.com surveyed over 1,000 consumers to discover America’s top tailgating trends. We found that while half of Americans (53%) prefer watching NFL games, 60% of consumers would rather tailgate at college games.
So, what are Texans’ citizens’ favorite tailgating trends?
Texans’ choose college tailgates, drink about 3 drinks per tailgate and love burgers and cornhole. But whether you’re watching the Cowboys, Longhorns, Aggies or Raiders, here’s how Americans are tailgating across the country:
  • A majority of Americans are “home-gaters” – watching the game at home or a friend’s

  • Cornhole is the favorite tailgating game of the season (51%)

  • Most people prefer wings as their tailgating food

  • Beer is the favorite drink & a majority of people (67%) will be drinking an alcoholic drink while tailgating this football season\\

With fall comes cooler weather, pumpkin-spice everything and of course, football. It’s that time of the year for tailgating season, so we surveyed over 1,000 consumers to take a look into this year’s top tailgating trends.

Along with football season comes one of America’s favorite pastimes – tailgating! Whether it be at the stadium or home-gating at a friend’s house, we’ve uncovered consumers favorite tailgating trends and activities.

One interesting insight we found is that while most consumers prefer watching NFL games (53%), 60.5% of Americans would rather tailgate at a college game.

As for where they are tailgating, a majority of consumers are what’s known as “home-gaters”,(36%) meaning they grill out, drink and enjoy the game with friends from the comfort of their own home. Following closely behind, 34% of consumers like to tailgate at the stadium, close to the action. As for the rest, 16% of consumers celebrate at a friends house, and 14% prefer a local bar or pub to “tailgate” the game.

We also looked into consumers favorite tailgating games and activities, discovering more than half of people prefer the classic tailgating game “cornhole”. Favorite games are followed by beer pong (17%), frisbee or catch (11%), flip cup (8%), washers (8%), and ladder toss (5%).

 

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Mardi Gras Nocona-Style celebrating 13th year of festival parades

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Nocona is busy getting ready for its largest festival of the year, Mardi Gras Nocona Style with activities Feb. 11-18.
This Nocona Chamber of Commerce puts its own unique spin on the Mardi Gras theme with a parade or events planned each day of festival week, climaxing with the “Big Parade” on Feb. 18.
The festival opens Feb. 11 with the Mardi Gras Ball, which is already sold out.
On Feb. 12 the parade week begins with the popular Krewe de Barkus pet parade. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. with the parade at 2 p.m. at Mary Beckham Davis Park in downtown. There is no entry fee, but donations are accepted and will go to the Nocona Lucky Paws Shelter.

Read the full slate of events for the week in your weekend Bowie News.

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Friends of Animal Shelter plan Feb. 11 fundraising event

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Live music, food and fun will be offered at a fundraiser benefitting the Friends of the Bowie Animal Shelter at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11 at The Hall, 1401 Jakes Road, Bowie.
Monty Dawson, Bowie’s own country music entertainer, will provide live music. Guests can enjoy pizza, salad and dessert for a meal all for $10.
Other activities will include silent auction and a fun photo booth where you and your friends can strike a pose.
The Friends are working to raises funds for a new storage building to replace the present one that is more than 18 years old and beginning to rust out.
These volunteers are very active in caring for the animals, supporting medical care and helping maintain the shelter.
Anyone who would like to donate an item or a basket to the silent auction can message the Friends’ Facebook page.

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Saint Jo artist featured speaker for ‘Cowgirl Connection’

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Internationally-known artist Donna Howell-Sickles of Saint Jo will be the featured speaker at the new monthly lecture series, “Cowgirl Connection,” at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
Howell-Sickles is a 2007 cowgirl honoree to the Hall of Fame. The program will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Cowgirl for wine and light bites, complimentary parking, shopping and more. The museum is located at 1720 Gendy Street in Fort Worth.
This is a free event, however, space is limited and advanced reservations are required. RSVP to Jennifer Legrand at JLEGRAND@cowgirl.net.
This popular artist has deep roots in Saint Jo, and she and husband John, renovated two historic buildings on the town square for their Davis & Blevins Gallery. Howell-Sickles’ studio is located upstairs where she creates unique western art that features beautiful cowgirls with their horses or dogs. They have become iconic as they usually have a strong red lipstick. Her original inspiration for the ladies came from a 1935 cowgirl on a rodeo post card. In her pieces, the cowgirl achieves the status of a heroine, and her images have brought her national attention and success. Her work is rich with symbolism and allusions to classical mythology, but the viewer does not need to be familiar with those in order to appreciate the female affirmations of each piece.

Photo caption – Donna Howell-Sickels welcomes guests to an art exhibit at Davis & Blevins. (Bowie News photo)

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