The Bowie Public Library kicks off its summer reading program on June 6 with a two-month series of activities with the theme, “All Together Now.”
Library Director Beth Hiatt told the city council last week the focus is how all small things done to help in the community are worthwhile and impact its citizens.
Summer reading programs take place at the Bowie Community Center at 10 a.m. Each Tuesday in June and July, except July 4. These programs are free and open to children through age 12.
June opens with “Patriotic Patty,” on June 6. The field day will follow on June 13 with bounce houses and water balloons. A beekeeper will visit on June 20 and the youngsters will create their own flower pots. On June 27 the kids will be making cards and fleece lap blankets for residents at Advanced Rehab.
July begins with movie day on July 18. On July 18 they will make snacks and create appreciation banners for the local fire and police departments. The series concludes with the popular Creature Teachers on July 25 with a variety of animals.
Children can pick up their reading logs at the library or on the first day.
Between June 5 and July 25 the library will be collecting donated items for the Bowie Animal Shelter. After the Creature Teacher the items will be delivered to the shelter and the children are invited to go with the staff as it is delivered.
Fall heralds the C&B Heritage Festival
The first weekend in October will be full of activities for everyone from Second Monday Trade Days at Pelham Park to Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival in downtown in Bowie.
The 28th year of the heritage festival welcomes more fun activities from the Championship Fiddler Competition to the Piston Heads Auto Club Show to the art exhibit downtown will come alive with celebration.
This year Bowie Community Development is adding a Chicken and Bread Days Bass Tournament on Oct. 8.
Sip & Stroll
The festival weekend begins with a Chicken scratch-themed Sip & Stroll with me event which opens the festival from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 6.
Downtown locations are encouraged to decorate with fall décor and add fun, unique white leghorn chickens to win the prestigious people’s choice awards. In addition, the evening will include a preview of talented fiddlers jamming together filling the air with cheer and there will be horse-drawn carriage rides available.
Sip and Stroll will feature 35 downtown participating locations. Guests may purchase an armband for $10 and receive a souvenir glass, which gets you a tasting at the location. You are welcome to use a previous glass, but you must have an armband.
The tradition of Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival is the start of our longstanding tradition of selling chicken and biscuit that would eventually evolve into Second Monday Trade Days.
Activities on Oct. 7 include the fiddle contest, fall games, kid’s activities, art show, car show and live music all in downtown, plus a new bass tournament on Oct. 8 at Lake Amon G. Carter.
See the full schedule and map of activities in your Saturday Bowie News.
Region 9 college fair set for Oct. 19
Wichita Falls, Region 9 Education Service Center will host a College Fair on Oct. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m.
All ninth-12 grade students in school districts served by Region 9 ESC are encouraged to attend along with their parents. Region 9 ESC is located at 301 Loop 11, Wichita Falls. This includes all school districts in Montague County.
The college fair provides students the opportunity to visit with representatives from universities and colleges from Texas, Oklahoma and other states.
Representatives from military branches also will attend, along with community organizations such as Texas Workforce Commission, Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation, etc.
Representatives from Midwestern State University will present a session on avenues for financial aid. Region 9 ESC will have a representative to speak on careers in education. Region 9 ESC School Counseling Specialist, Lacy Murphey, will be available to answer questions from students, parents and high school counselors.
High school counselors also can provide registration and additional information. Students may pre-register at, falltacrao.swoogo.com/registration, but preregistration is not required to attend.
Panther kicker named homecoming queen
Kyler Dunn was crowned homecoming queen for Saint Jo High School Friday night and was escorted by her father Charlie Dunn. She is senior class president and kicker on the football team, among other activities. (Photo by Jordan Neal)
(Cover photo) Homecoming Queen Kyler Dunn is surrounded by the other beautifully dressed ladies of the homecoming court. (Photo by Jordan Neal)
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