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Chicken & Bread Days ready to welcome fall this weekend

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Bowie welcomes fall this weekend as the 27th annual Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival fills downtown with fun and games.
Festival host, Bowie Community Development Board, invites everyone to come out and enjoy a “chicken, picking, fiddling, fun time” on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Sip and Stroll
“Fall in Love with Bowie Sip & Stroll” fills downtown on Friday night with a record-breaking number of participating merchants that tops 27 throughout downtown Bowie.
Strolling will be from 5 to 8 p.m. The participating storefronts are in competition to win the prestigious People’s Choice Awards for their fall decorations.
Prior to the event, armbands for the ‘Sip & Stroll with Me’ may be purchased at the Community Development office located at the Bowie EDC Offices at 101 E. Pecan Street or during the event from any of the participating businesses listed above.
Participation is $10 per person to receive an armband and wine glass. Former strollers are welcome to use a previous glass. Stroll by foot or catch a ride in the horse-drawn carriage. Donations accepted for the rides as they support community projects.
Festival events
Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival kicks off on Saturday morning with a full day of activities.
The championship fiddle contest opens the day with registration from 9 to 10 a.m. at the downtown fire hall. The competition begins at 10 a.m.

Read the full story with the schedule of events for both days in you mid-week Bowie News.

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Pancakes with Santa serves some 300 meals

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Bowie Police Officers Marlon Bryant, Reserve Officer Travis Fuller and Officer Esteban Moreno visited with Santa after enjoying pancakes at Pancakes with Santa Saturday hosted by the Bowie Fire Department.
The ladies of the Bowie Fire Department Auxiliary helped serve up pancakes that were cooked up by the firefighters. They were very festive with their elf headbands.
This little one wanted mom, so it may be another year before he feels comfortable visit the Big Guy. (Photos by Barbara Green)
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Small town Christmas-Nocona style celebrated during the weekend

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Nocona hosted its Small Town Christmas Nocona Style Saturday night. (Top) Dan Fenoglio created his own unique holiday sleigh for the parade. (Bottom) Bob and Kristal Ferguson, 2022 Mardi Gras King and Queen were dressed for the holidays to remind folks Mardi Gras Nocona Style is coming in February. (Courtesy photos)

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Christmas in Forestburg this weekend

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The community of Forestburg has kicked off its holiday season with a tree lighting on Nov. 30 with its Christmas in Forestburg activities planned for Dec. 9-10.
At 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 there will be a Community Movie Night in the Forestburg Community Center parking lot.
Christmas in Forestburg will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Dec. 10. There will be activities at the community center and around town. There will be free activities for the kids, vendors, and food trucks from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
The Forestburg Volunteer Fire Department will have a Christmas Street Dance, “Forestburg on Fire,” immediately following the parade from 6:30-11 p.m. in front of the fire hall. This is a free event, and donations will be accepted.

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