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Future World’ Largest Bowie Knife to be set soon

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What will soon be the World’s Largest Bowie Knife is nearing completion and could be set at its new home in Pelham Park within the month.

Van Baize, co-chairman of the Bowie Knife Committee and Jim Gilbow, Bowie Chamber of Commerce president, visited ASAP Water Jet Cutting where Albert Schlabs and his team are fabricating the 20-foot, 6-inch knife.

Both men said it was very exciting to see the three-dimensional blade and its massive size. The wooden handle needs a bit more stain and a brass piece to cover the screws and it will be done.

“Just waiting on the ground to dry so we can get a truck and crane in there to get the knife mounted on the concrete base. It could be a week or so,” said Baize.

A committee will meet this week to begin planning an unveiling and pursuit of the Guinness World Record.

Pictured: Bobby Pennartz, Albert Schlabs and Larry Hartmangruber the knife fabrication team at ASAP Water Jet Cutting. (Courtesy photo)

 

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First Music in the Park on June 1

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Enjoy the first Music in the Park free concert at 6 p.m. on June 1 in Pelham Park.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy this evening of musical fun. Live music will be performed by the Kaitlen Jewitt Band, Dylan Edwards and the Texas Strays Band and the Monty Dawson Band.
Food trucks will be on site. Buy a mug for $10 and receive a free beer.

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Summer Rec returning to Bowie for June

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The City of Bowie is bringing back the summer recreation program for June and the city pool is set to open for splash day on May 28.
Summer rec was cancelled several years ago due to a lack of staff. It is open to children kindergarten through age 15 and will be free of charge.
Summer Rec starts June 3 and will be 8 a.m. to noon during the week days. It will end on June 28. Children should be picked up at the pool by 11:45 a.m. each day.
Activities at the park will include all sorts of ball games, flag football, tennis, relay races, circle games, arts and crafts, music and of course swimming.
Permission forms must be filled out the first day. Participants should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. and do not come for swimming alone.
For the city pool families can enjoy a free splash day from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. New pool hours will be 1-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed on Sunday. Pool admission is $3.
An individual pool pass is $60 for city residents and $70 for non-residents. A family pool pass is $115 for up to three people, $5 for each additional person.
Water aerobics begins June 3 from 6-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday at $2 a person.
Swim lessons will be July 8-12 and July 15-19. Lessons are 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m. Cost is $30 per person ages three and up.

Pictured: Summer Rec fun from a few years back. (Bowie News file photo)

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Kindergarten graduation ceremony entertains big crowd

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Bowie Elementary Principal Kathy Green presented diplomas to the kindergarten graduates during ceremonies in the high school gym Tuesday. See more photos in the weekend Bowie News. (Photos by Barbara Green)
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