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Chamber Connection, August 21st by Meredith Caddell

Fun Day & Cookout benefitting St. Jude, Saturday, August 23rd @ 4:00pm at 948 Main Street
Each day at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, more than 260 children are provided with compete and total medical care. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything. This is all made possible because of the volunteers throughout this country who have joined St. Jude in the battle against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Together we can help preserve the world’s greatest asset—our children. Ralph Bryant has organized this cookout & fun day in hopes of raising $3000 for St. Jude. The event will start at 4:00 at 948 Main Street in Sulphur Springs. Please bring your friends and family out for this great event.

Red Carpet Premiere of Steps of Faith comes to Sulphur Springs, August 31st!
Steps of Faith is a light-heart dramedy about an accountant who is directed by God to move to a small town to work on a Hippotherapy farm helping Children. They will have the red carpet premier at Shannon Oaks Church on Sunday, August 31st from 5:00-7:00pm with refreshments served afterwards. The tickets are only $15 each and $5 from every ticket will go to Shadow Ranch. Why? You may ask…because a portion of the movie was actually filmed at our local Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center in Hopkins County!!! If you would like to watch the trailer go to For more information please call 903-348-0404

25th Anniversary & Ribbon Cutting for Big Smith’s BBQ and Catfish, Wednesday, September 3rd
Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of Steve and Donna Smith serving & supporting Hopkins County and surrounding areas with their locally owned and operated business Big Smith’s BBQ & Catfish, Wednesday, September 3rd at 11:00am. KSST will be broadcasting LIVE! For more information about Big Smith’s gibve them a call at 903-438-1547 or stop by the restaurant at 4858 TX Hwy 154 S!

Business After Hours at Lone Star Surgery, Thursday, September 4th at 5:00pm
Business After Hours on Thursday, September 4th at 5:00pm. We will re-take the ribbon cutting picture and have a GREAT time! They will have tons of appetizers, beverages and prizes so please make plans to attend! Dr. Lennington will have free varicose vein screening!!!

Lone Star Surgery was opened by Dr. Robert Lenington in July of 2008. He has been serving Hopkins County longer than any surgeon in our area. Gallbladder removal, Thyroid surgery, colonoscopies, and Hernia repairs are just a few of the surgical procedures that Dr. Lenington excels at performing. Dr. Lenington specializes in the treatment of varicose Symptoms of varicose veins include: leg heaviness, ankle/calf swelling, skin discoloration, ulceration, and leg pain. Additionally, they offer cosmetic laser treatment for spider veins on the legs and face, and also treatment of cherry angiomas (small red moles) at low cost. Lone Star Surgery is located at 1216 Church Street. For more information, please call 903-885-2820.

Women’s Stress Management Seminar, Thursday, September 4th from 10-6p!
The Communications Coaching Group will offer a Women’s Stress Management Seminar at the Holiday Inn, September 4th from 10a-6p! Space is Limited. Call today to RSVP 903-269-7093.

2nd Annual Run for the Toilets, Saturday, September 6th @ 8:00am!!!
It’s time to make a dash for cash, to do #2 and run for the lieu! Yes, it’s time for the second annual Run for the Toilets!! The run will be Sept 6th at 8:00 am. This year’s packet pickup reception will be at Healing Hands Spa on 517 Main St from 6:00 to 8:00. You can save money and have more fun running as a team, and teams will again be listed on the shirt if registered by Aug 25th. There will again be a post-run potty party while we calculate the payout and write the checks. They will again be running to benefit and buy toilets where they are desperately needed, but this year they are splitting the benefits between this global cause and our local CAN HELP! So do #2 for twice the good!

Registration is available in town at East Texas Gymnastics (next to Bealls) and Healing Hands Massage or online at For more information please call Frannie Miller at 903-440-5644
Lights of Life Half Marathon-September 20th benefitting the HC Health Care Foundation
Register before August 31st to guarantee a T-shirt for the 1st EVER Hopkins County Half Marathon! Registration is $75 for an individual entry, $80 for Partner Relay (2 person) or $100 for a Team Relay (4 person). You may register at Fieldhouse Sports or at For more information please call 903-438-4799.

Would your organization like to raise a little money?
The Stew Committee for the Chamber of Commerce has decided to offer a great opportunity for an organization looking to raise money. This year, we would like for a group or organization to take over the selling of drinks at the Stew Contest on October 25th. If your group would be interested, please call the Chamber by September 5th to let us know. The only way we could figure out a way to be fair, is to have a Blind Draw. All organizations will go into a drawing and the one that is drawn will be the one who sells drinks at the Stew Contest. There will be several requirements that must be met: 1) Must man 3 drink stations 2) Must have adequate volunteers to work Friday and Saturday 3) Must have t-shirts or some other “identifier” so visitors will recognize your group as the “drink sellers”. Group t-shirts will be fine. Once a group has sold drinks at the stew contest, they will not be eligible to sell them again the next year. If you have questions, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.
Please note…NO others items may be sold on the stew grounds.

Welcome new Chamber Members:
Father & Son Auto Sales, 900 Gilmer Street, 903-951-1193
Roper & White, Attorneys at Law, P.O. Box 1430, 903-885-1155

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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