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Gold-Burg one-act ends season as state finalist

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The Gold-Burg Bears ended their one-act play season as a top eight state finalist Monday, and while they didn’t take a medal, Director Linda Fitzner said it was a “phenomenal” experience.
“Interview,” was Gold-Burg High School’s entry into the state University Interscholastic League contest as they joined eight other 1A plays that worked their way to state.
It was a huge jump for the small school’s cast and crew to perform at the Austin Independent School District Performing Arts Center, coming from rehearsals in the school gym.
Levi Hellinger made the All Star cast and Corbin Gilbert received Honorable Mention All Star Cast.
“It’s was a beautiful and phenomental experience,” said Fitzner. “We are thankful to all those who share their kindness, love and support, because this was a beautiful and wonderful dream and experience for all.”
Guthrie High School won first, Benjamin was second and Avery third. The rest of the group received state finalist plaques. Critiques were on Tuesday.

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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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