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Famous American traditions to celebrate New Year’s 2023

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• Watching the Time Square Ball Drop in New York City. It began back in 1907 with a ball that weighed 700 pounds. Today it is 11,875 pounds and mostly crystal.
• Making resolutions has become part and parcel of New Year’s. The most common ones are about staying fit or reducing use of the phone. They often only last a few weeks.
• Sharing a kiss on New Year’s Eve at midnight was believed to ward off evil spirits and prevent loneliness in the next year.
• Black-eyed peas are often the centerpiece of New Year’s meals. Hoppin’ John is a famous southern dish believed to attract good luck if eaten on Jan. 1. The peas represent coins and eating them brings luck and prosperity in our lives in the coming days.
• Singing or listening to Auld Lang Syne at midnight is popular. It was written 200 years ago, but came to prominence for this holiday when singer Guy Lombardo performed it in 1929.
(Parade magazine)

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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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