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Splash Day on Saturday for Bowie pool

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The City of Bowie’s Summer Recreation program for children ages five to 15 begins on June 4 at Pelham Park.
Splash Day for the City of Bowie swimming pool will be from 1 to 6 p.m. on June 2. Splash Day offers offering a free afternoon of swimming for the entire family. Regular pool admission is $3 per day.
Summer Rec will run June 4-29. Cost is $2 a day with a season pass available for $25.
Permission forms for the children are available at the city offices and must be provided the first day a child participates. Summer Rec opens at 8 a.m. and goes through noon Monday through Friday at Pelham Park.
Participants should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. and they cannot just come for swimming. Children will take part in a variety of sports including softball, kickball, dodge ball, flag football, soccer, tennis and basketball. Other games and activities will include jump rope, relay races, circle games, arts and crafts, music and of course swimming.
Children should be dropped off at the pool pavilion by 8 a.m.. They should bring a towel, sunscreen and bag for their clothes and money.
They should be picked up by noon each day at the pool. Children should wear tennis or athletic shoes for the activities other than swimming.

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Animal shelter volunteers selected as parade grand marshals

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Bowie Community Development Board announces the 31st Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade Grand Marshals as the Friends of the Bowie Animal Shelter – Joellen Stark, Valerie Evans, Valerie Wise, Chesney Bullard and Melodye Massey along with Shelter HEARTS Julie O’Neal and Holly Bullock, Animal Control Officer Willy Conway and Police Commander Lynetta Slaton.
The lighted parade committee has asked for animal shelter donations as the kennels are full of dogs looking for adoption. There will be a donation box at the parade entry station at Tarrant and Mill Street as floats line up for the parade as well as a donation box by the Mason Street stage on Dec. 3.
This year’s grand marshals were selected for their constant dedication to the animal shelter and its animals.

Read the full story about the grand marshals and the upcoming events in your weekend Bowie News.

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Sip & Stroll once more draws record participation

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Warm up to the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Festival with the popular preview night featuring “Winter Lights Sip and Stroll With Me” on Dec. 2.
Participating businesses are encouraged to decorate with holiday lights. Prizes will be given to first, second and third-place winners.
Once more Sip and Stroll is experiencing a record-breaking number of participants with 31 businesses registered for the event. Bowie Economic Development also is planning its open house from 4-6 p.m. on Dec. 2 at its office at 101 E. Pecan.
Guests attending the Sip and Stroll are asked to purchase armbands and glasses for $10 at any of the participating merchants. Strollers also may use their previous Sip & Stroll glasses but must purchase an armband.
Throughout the evening stroll the decorated downtown streets that sparkle as they await the arrival of the Christmas festival the next day.

Read the full story with all the participants in your weekend Bowie News.

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Volunteers braved the cold last Saturday to hang decorations in downtown Bowie in the annual Hanging of the Green event hosted by Bowie Community Development.
Since it was so chilly outside the event coordinators used Debbie Herriage as a lamp post to approximately how the decorations are hung. Debbie was a good sport as everyone got lined up before going outside. (Photos by Barbara Green)
Volunteers picked up their supplies and hit downtown to dress it up for Christmas.
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