Downtown Bowman lit up with Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights lit up Bowman City Park on December 5, 2018. At 6 p.m. the community gathered in the shelter decorated by Bowman County Development Corporation to sing carols, listen to poems, and give the countdown to the lighting.

“The Hallmark moment happened in Bowman tonight.” said Dana Eagon.

As nearly 200 people walked the luminary lit path you could feel the joy as they listened to the carolers and Saxy Brass. Smiles were wide as people stopped to take pictures throughout the park. Children played on the playground and everyone enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate.

“There is absolutely nothing like community gathering, Christmas spirit, snow falling, and magic all in one place!” said Chrissy Blankenbaker.

The park will continue to be lit every night through the new year. If you couldn’t make it to the first night make sure you see it this season.

Thank you to the businesses, community organizations, and community members who made Festival of Lights possible by decorating the park, donating baked goods, or giving time. The park was decorated by Bowman Assembly of God Church, Bowman Cub Scouts, Bowman Fair Association, Bowman Fire Department, Bowman Regional Public Library, Bowman Seventh-day Adventist Church, Bowman and Slope Community Foundation, Brosz Engineering, Inc., Dakota Western Bank, Montana-Dakota Utilities, Pioneer Trails Regional Museum, Professional Auto Body, Rhame Community Club, Rotary, Southwest Healthcare, Tot-Lot Child Care, and United Methodist Church.

Bowman County Development Corporation is a regionally acclaimed non-profit located in Bowman, N.D. It provides resources and tools that enable individuals, businesses, and community organizations to succeed and improve quality of life. Through Bowman County Development Corporation’s determination it is creating a reach that goes beyond county lines for the prosperity of the region.