By DANI BLACKBURN
Sherry Smith is sporting a new look after having her head shaved at the One Mission Buzz Off at Globe Life Stadium on April 23.
The event brings together participants who shave their heads in honor of kids with cancer. Those who take part raise funds by collecting money from family and friends who sponsor their participation.
Smith, 57, and her husband, Tommy, are Bowie residents. Smith moved to Texas from California 18 years ago with her daughters Kristin and Kari. Smith works as a senior operational co-manager for Kroger.
It was on her morning commute that she heard a radio commercial for the Buzz Off event. She immediately called her close friend to tell her she wanted to participate in celebration of her friends’ goddaughter, Ne’Veah, who battled retinal blastoma after being diagnosed at the age of three.
Ne’Vaeh is now 11 years old and in perfect health after having one surgery for her glass eye, which Smith explains will need to be replaced as Ne’Vaeh gets older.
The event is not the first or even second time Smith has shaved her head in honor of a loved one who has battled cancer.
Read the full feature on this Bowie woman in your weekend News.
Top picture: Sherry Smith awaits the barber with daughter Kristin Keith and her son, Kayden. They all took part in One Mission Buzz Off shaving their heads to raise money and awareness for kids with cancer. Courtesy photo.
Christmas Festival comes to Bowie this weekend
Bowie will be filled with holiday cheer this week as the 32nd annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Festival comes to town to herald the start of the holidays Dec. 1-3.
This festival was one of the first in North Texas to feature a lighted Christmas parade and the activities have only grown through the years. Across three days there are activities to be enjoyed by the entire family. This year’s theme is “Sweet Tidings of Gingerbread.”
Sip & Stroll
The Gingerbread Sip & Stroll With Me will feature more than 40 downtown participating locations from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 1. There also will be a storefront decorating contest following a gingerbread theme.
The Bowie Economic Development Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 with light refreshments.
Enjoy Pancakes with Santa from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Bowie Fire Hall, 203 Walnut Street, then visit the Bowie Library for Elf’n Magic, crafts and stories for kids and families.
The parade is at 7 p.m. There will be live music onstage downtown starting at 5 p.m. and the tree lighting at 6:45 p.m.
The Christmas Tour of Homes will be on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at the Bowie Chamber office, Walters Surveying, Swaim Surveying, any Amity member at at a home.
Read the full story on the schedule in your mid-week Bowie News.
Nocona Rural VFD prepares to serve fish
It’s time for the annual Nocona Rural Volunteer Fire Department fish fry from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the H.J. Justin Community Room.
It is all you can eat fish, calf fries, french fries, beans, cole slaw and their famous tarter sauce. Prices are $15 for ages 12 and up, $12 for ages 6-12 and those under 6 eat free.
The department also is collecting children’s toys for Christmas.
Save a trip and bring an unwrapped toy to the fish fry or drop it off at 217 Clay by Dec. 2.
Wreaths Across America deadline is Nov. 30; ceremony on Dec. 16
Nov. 30 is the deadline to order a wreath that will be laid on the grave of a veteran at Elmwood Cemetery on Dec. 16.
This annual ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on Dec. 16 with guest speaker Bryan Chisholm, ag teacher at Bowie High School and veteran. The Amity Club coordinate the Wreath project and invite anyone to attend and help lay the wreaths on the many graves at the cemetery.
Individuals who wish to sponsor a wreath can do so for $17. A family can purchase four at $68, 10 for $170 and a corporate sponsorship of 100 can be made for $1,700.
Deadline to purchase a wreath is Nov. 30. Call Angela Short at 940-841-1315 with questions.
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