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Forestburg readies watermelon festival

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The Forestburg Community Service Club presents the 36th Annual watermelon festival on Aug. 13.

This year’s festival will include a children’s pet parade, parade, barbecue lunch, children’s activities, gospel and country singing, homemade ice cream, country store and crafts, and free watermelon slices.

New this year will be a dunking booth with local celebrities and a horseshoe tournament (limited to 20 teams). The community’s historical log cabin and museum will both be open with period-specific activities.

Entry forms for the parade can be downloaded from the Facebook page or call Buck at (940) 841-0204 or email [email protected]

In conjunction with the watermelon festival, the Forestburg Riding Club will have its the “Biggest Little Rodeo in Texas” on Aug. 12-13. Rodeo events begin with mutton bustin’ at 8 p.m. followed by the rodeo events at 8:30 p.m. each night.

 

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Fishing, golf open Jim Bowie Days 2024

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Jim Bowie Days week begins on Saturday with contests in fishing at Lake Amon G. Carter and golf at Top of Lake Country Club.
Fishing registration starts at 5 a.m. at the Selma Park boat ramp with first cast at 6 a.m.
Entry fee is $100 per team with an 80/20 split. Optional big bass $10 with a 100% payout. Fishermen must be in line by 2 p.m. to qualify for weigh-in.
The two-man scramble tees off at 8 a.m. Cost is $100 for team and a meal is included. To register call Seth Johnson, 940-531-1489.

Pictured the 2023 fishing tournament weigh-in. (Courtesy photo)

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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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