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Chicken and Bread Days celebrates record-breaking 25th celebration

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The popular Chicken and Bread Days Fiddle Contest welcomed competitors of all ages. See winners in the mid-week Bowie News. Additional coverage coming in Saturday’s paper.
Guests for Friday night’s Scarecrow Sip & Stroll enjoyed horse-drawn carriage rides during the evening.
Lion Tracey Jennings was cooking burgers as fast as the grill could go Saturday.
Dancers perform during the festival.
Heroes of the Old West performed three shows on Saturday.

The beautiful fall weather and a huge crowd helped make the 25th Anniversary of the Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival the largest one ever with a record number of classic cars filling the streets, along with festival-goers.
Cindy Roller, executive director of the Bowie Community Development Board, laughed “the third time is a charm,” as she remarked on the tremendous success of the festival in her third year in the city.
“Of course with all that has gone on we had no idea what to expect in vendors or guests. The plan finally came together with a whole team working together,” said Roller on Monday as she began sorting and packing up festival gear.
In the midst of a pandemic, the festival organizers provided hand-washing and hand sanitizer stations throughout the downtown area. Roller added with it being outdoors people may have felt a bit more comfortable, but there were many with masks and people were able to social distance.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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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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