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U.S. Highway 82/U.S. 287 Yard Sale coming in June

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The Red River Valley Tourism Association would like to invite you to this year’s regional event of the season – the U.S. Hwy. 82/287 Yard Sale.
In the Red River Valley area, on June 7 and June 8 will be yard sales, garage sales, sidewalk sales, farmer’s markets and flea markets located in or near participating communities covering more than 350 miles of the Highway 82 and Highway 287 corridors and beyond.
Participating towns will have highway sale information and maps available guiding shoppers to the special sales throughout their communities. Do not set-up along the highway unless it is an owner of a private residence or business.
There is fun for the entire family. Make plans now to travel through the Red River Valley region for the U.S. Hwy. 82/287 Yard Sale. You’ll discover fun as well as interesting places from heritage homes to historic downtowns, from art to antiques, from cattle trails to cultural places. Check out museums, wineries, music venues, eateries, and more along the way.
For a list of participating US Hwy 82/287 Yard Sale communities and locations where local maps and information can be picked up, check the group’s websiteredrivervalley.info, its Facebook page Red River Valley Tourism or Facebook group Hwy82/287 Yard Sale. Feel free to post your sales, maps, or pictures on these pages.
For more information or to request a RRVTA brochure, go to redrivervalley.info or email [email protected]. If you have additional questions call Nell Ann McBroom at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum at 940-825-5330 or Cindy Roller at Bowie Community Development at 940-872-6246.

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First Music in the Park on June 1

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Enjoy the first Music in the Park free concert at 6 p.m. on June 1 in Pelham Park.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy this evening of musical fun. Live music will be performed by the Kaitlen Jewitt Band, Dylan Edwards and the Texas Strays Band and the Monty Dawson Band.
Food trucks will be on site. Buy a mug for $10 and receive a free beer.

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Summer Rec returning to Bowie for June

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The City of Bowie is bringing back the summer recreation program for June and the city pool is set to open for splash day on May 28.
Summer rec was cancelled several years ago due to a lack of staff. It is open to children kindergarten through age 15 and will be free of charge.
Summer Rec starts June 3 and will be 8 a.m. to noon during the week days. It will end on June 28. Children should be picked up at the pool by 11:45 a.m. each day.
Activities at the park will include all sorts of ball games, flag football, tennis, relay races, circle games, arts and crafts, music and of course swimming.
Permission forms must be filled out the first day. Participants should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. and do not come for swimming alone.
For the city pool families can enjoy a free splash day from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. New pool hours will be 1-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed on Sunday. Pool admission is $3.
An individual pool pass is $60 for city residents and $70 for non-residents. A family pool pass is $115 for up to three people, $5 for each additional person.
Water aerobics begins June 3 from 6-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday at $2 a person.
Swim lessons will be July 8-12 and July 15-19. Lessons are 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m. Cost is $30 per person ages three and up.

Pictured: Summer Rec fun from a few years back. (Bowie News file photo)

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Kindergarten graduation ceremony entertains big crowd

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Bowie Elementary Principal Kathy Green presented diplomas to the kindergarten graduates during ceremonies in the high school gym Tuesday. See more photos in the weekend Bowie News. (Photos by Barbara Green)
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