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Nocona Chamber of Commerce presents awards

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By DANI BLACKBURN

The Nocona Chamber of Commerce celebrated its success and the dedication of its local volunteers with a “Go! Nocona” theme at their 89th annual banquet Thursday evening.

Erica Patton, chamber president, said the theme is fitting for Nocona which has steered itself where it wanted to go. The president read a famous quote from the Dr. Seuss book, saying:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go…and Nocona is there.”

With the success Nocona has seen in establishing the city as a destination for visitors, Patton presented a new mission statement to the chamber members and encouraged them to become involved giving time to the community.

“We want this to be the best little town in Texas. Something we can be proud of and something future generations can be proud of,” said Patton. “To make that happen, we have to join together and be determined that we will not let our Nocona be any less than what we’ve made it to be.”

David Kercheval was guest speaker. Kercheval is with Go Texan, a program for the Department of Agriculture that promotes Texas made products. Read the full story on the banquet and check the award winners in your weekend News.

Top photo- Chamber President Erica Patton presents Ella Williams with the volunteer of the year award. Vice President Michelle Fenoglio looks on. (Photo by Dani Blackburn)

 

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Get ready for Bowie’s biggest western festival

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Find The Bowie News 2024 Schedule of Events for this week’s Jim Bowie Days 2024 activities inside your June 19 Bowie News. Read all about the activities and how you can join in all the fun.
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Chair Affair entertains a big crowd with high-power bidding

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The Bowie Chamber of Commerce welcomed about 150 people to the Chair Affair on June 14. (Top) The Granbury Jazz Orchestra filled the community center with high-energy tunes as guests strolled through the many unique chairs and package up for bid in the silent and live auction. Chamber members donated everything from colorful pool floaties in a summer package to handcrafted chairs.

A bidder changes out her card on the bid board for a silent auction item.
A large crowd enjoyed munchies and drinks as they try to win the bid in the silent auction. See more photos in the mid-week edition of The Bowie News. (Photos by Barbara Green)
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June 21 deadline for nominating Yard of the Month

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Nominations will be taken through June 21 for the June Yard of the Month award.
The winner will be published in the last paper of the month. Call 872-2247 to make a nomination or email it to [email protected]. If you email a nomination follow up with a phone call to make sure it arrives.
Sponsored by The Bowie News and Beautify Our Bowie, the contest winner gets to show off the brightly colored Yard of the Month sign in their yard during the month. A winner will be named for April, May and June.
The names of nominees may be submitted more than once throughout the contest if they are not a winner. Winners from last season will not be considered to allow for others to have an opportunity to participate.
Independent judges, which include experienced gardeners and some master gardeners, will tour the properties inside the city limits and submit their winning choice. This contest will recognize a beautiful yard which is not necessarily the most fancy or elaborate, but one that shows care and upkeep in their neighborhood. The goal is to encourage all residents to keep their properties clean and looking nice for everyone to enjoy.
Criteria will include ongoing maintenance of the landscaping and the yard. The yard needs to be clean and free of trash, junk or other unsightly objects. Grass and shrubs need to be maintained at reasonable levels. Hardscape also will be considered. Landscaping also will be considered, but should include not only annuals for the season, but permanent items such as shrubs or vines or decorative structures like a gazebo or benches.

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