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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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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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June 21 deadline for nominating Yard of the Month

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Nominations will be taken through June 21 for the June Yard of the Month award.
The winner will be published in the last paper of the month. Call 872-2247 to make a nomination or email it to [email protected]. If you email a nomination follow up with a phone call to make sure it arrives.
Sponsored by The Bowie News and Beautify Our Bowie, the contest winner gets to show off the brightly colored Yard of the Month sign in their yard during the month. A winner will be named for April, May and June.
The names of nominees may be submitted more than once throughout the contest if they are not a winner. Winners from last season will not be considered to allow for others to have an opportunity to participate.
Independent judges, which include experienced gardeners and some master gardeners, will tour the properties inside the city limits and submit their winning choice. This contest will recognize a beautiful yard which is not necessarily the most fancy or elaborate, but one that shows care and upkeep in their neighborhood. The goal is to encourage all residents to keep their properties clean and looking nice for everyone to enjoy.
Criteria will include ongoing maintenance of the landscaping and the yard. The yard needs to be clean and free of trash, junk or other unsightly objects. Grass and shrubs need to be maintained at reasonable levels. Hardscape also will be considered. Landscaping also will be considered, but should include not only annuals for the season, but permanent items such as shrubs or vines or decorative structures like a gazebo or benches.

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