Chamber Connection 06/05/14

meredith09Thank you to all who attended the ribbon cutting for Cypress Basin Hospice!

Guests were treated to sandwiches, fruits and vegetables as we celebrated the grand opening of their office at 950 Main Street in Sulphur Springs! The Executive Director Edd Hess explained to the guests about the type of Hospice Care they provide and also mentioned they will be hosting a bereavement camp for children. For more information on the camp, please see information below!

Do you make the best homemade ice cream??? Then Prove it!!

Entry forms are available for the 13th Annual Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off at the Chamber of Commerce office at 300 Connally Street. The event will take place on Saturday, June 14th at 4:00pm at the Civic Center! Prizes are awarded in three categories: Little Dips (Ages 6-12), Big Dips (Ages 13 and Older) and Super Scoops (Previous first place winners). Entries will be judged in the following categories: Plain (Chocolate or Vanilla), Fruit (Single Ingredient Fruit) and Novelty (Mixed Ingredients). So start figuring out your favorite recipe and submit it for entry in the contest. And, by the way…there is NO ENTRY FEE!!! For more information, please call 903-885-6515. Entries received before June 9th will be entered in a drawing for Prizes…so get your forms in NOW!!! You may also download the form at If you don’t want to make ice cream, but LOVE to eat it…then join us on Saturday, June 14th at 4:00 for all-you-can-eat homemade ice cream for just $3!!!!!

Ribbon cutting for Exceptional Home Health on June 10th at Noon, 1330 Church Street!

Ribbon Cutting for Healing Hands Massage & Spa on June 11th at Noon at 517 Main Street

Ribbon Cutting for The Dairy Festival on June 13th at Noon Downtown on the Square!


Dairy Festival Activities! For more information, visit

6/13- Ribbon Cutting for The Dairy Festival @ Noon-Downtown Square (please note the new location)

Balloon Rally & Glow-6:00-9:00pm @ Shannon Oaks Church

6/14 Parade-10:00am the Budweiser Clydesdale Horses will be in this year’s parade!!!

Jr. Dairy Show-10:00am-Civic Center

Milking Contest-3:00 in Civic Center

Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off-4:00pm

Balloon Rally & Glow-6:30-9:00 @ Shannon Oaks

6/18-21 Carnival

6/21 5K Milk Run-8am @ Buford Park

Dairy Foods Contest-1:00 @ Extension Office

Scholarship Awards & Coronation Pageant-7:00 @ Civic Center Auditorium


Join the Fun…Drum Circle…Tuesday Evenings on the Square!

Every Tuesday night from 6:30-8:30 a drum circle will be set up on the square & EVERYONE is invited to participate. Congo Drums, Bongo Drums, Shakers, Tambourines, etc! For more information, go to or call Eddie at 903-243-6150.

Twogether in Texas Marriage Education workshop

This free workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 31, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 W. Houston Street. Upon completion of the workshop, engaged couples will receive a certificate to receive a $60 savings upon applying for a marriage license. Contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 to sign up.

Adult Leadership Class being offered for the Fall! Sign up Now!!!

The next Adult Leadership Class will be starting in August for anyone who is interested. The Adult Leadership Class is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins county Chamber of Commerce. The course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders. Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine month session, with meetings held once a month. For more information, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515.

The Gospel Opry featuring Casey Rivers, Psalm 100 & Terry & Debra Luna Saturday, June 7th @ 7pm

The 1st Saturday of every month, enjoy the Gospel Opry! Tickets are only $10 and kids 12 & under are FREE! This Saturday, singer/songwriter Casey Rivers will be here! Casey was born in Texas; has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry Stage; toured with Nashville Star and is actively involved with Ministry of Compassion for Children! Along with Casey will be Psalm 100 and Terry & Debra Luna. For more information please call 903-885-4262! 421 E. Industrial Blvd in the VF Strip Mall.

Teen and Tweens come to the library and meet us in the Stacks every 2nd Thursday of each month.

Free admission and food at the Sulphur Springs Public Library, 611 S. Davis, 903-885-4926.

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting for Cypress Basin Hospice, Wednesday, June 4th at Noon

Join us as we celebrate the opening Cypress Basin Hospice’s new office in Sulphur Springs. They are located at 950 Main Street.

Hawgz 4 Dawgz, Saturday, June 7th At Muddy Jake’s

A benefit ride for the Hearts of Life Animal Shelter will be Saturday, June 7th at Muddy Jake’s Sports Grill & Pub downtown Sulphur springs. $25 per Bike two chances, $30 for three chances. $50 Poker Run-50/50. Sign up starts at 9:00am @ Muddy Jakes. First Bike out at 10am, Last Bike out at 10:30, then first bike in at 3:00pm, last bike in at 3:30. Multiple banks will be playing from 3:30-Midnight at Muddy Jakes.

Bereavement Camp Braveheart June 11-12 at First United Methodist Church

Cypress Basin Hospice will host a bereavement camp for children. The camp will be June 11-12th at FUMC from 8am-Noon. The campers will explore and share their feelings with other children who have also experienced a loss. Children benefit from learning about htw the grief process works and that the feelings they are having are normal. Camp Braveheart is FREE, but with limited space! Call 903-557-1510 for more information. They are looking for campers and volunteers!

Senior Summer Olympics to be held Thursday, June 19th at the Church of the Nazarene’s Gym

Don’t miss out on all of the fun! The Senior Olympics will include a 1k race, horse shoes, bean bag toss, nerf javelin throw, washer pitching, assisted walk race, un-assisted walk race, scooter race & wheelchair race. The 1K will begin at 8am and all of the other games will begin at 9! Participants may enter as many events as they choose. The first 160 seniors to sign up will receive a FREE Olympic T-shirt! Drinks and Snacks will be provided! Stop by the Senior Center and Fill out an Entry Form.

Brickhouse Yoga Presents Kids Yoga Summer Cam-June 23, 24 & 25th

Kids yoga summer camp is designed for Yoga adventures through storytelling, art & play. The kis will use their imagination to travel the world and learn cool yoga moves. After moving our bodies they will learn relaxation techniques and take part in creative activities that “make a difference”! The camp will be from 9:30-11am for 5-8 year old and from 11:30-1pm for 9-12 year olds. It is $45 for the 3-day camp. You may go to for details.


That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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