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Chamber Connection 11/6/14 by Meredith Caddell

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Stew Cooks Pictures are in and available for pick up at the Chamber at 300 Connally Street

Hamilton Bake Sale, Friday, November 7th at First United Methodist Church
Looking for some yummy goodies for the weekend? Then stop by the Hamilton Bake sale at FUMC Friday, November 7th at 8am and you will be glad you did.

Funds for Phoebe Bake Sale, Friday, November 7th on the Square from 8-1
Central Christian Academy is hosting a bake sale for Phoebe Carmody, this Friday, November 7th from 8-1 on the Downtown Square. All proceeds will go to Phoebe Carmody’s Medical Expenses. You may pre-order your baked goods by texting Shannon Vititow at 903-366-6608.

The Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance Presents the 8th semi-annual History By Foot, Nov. 8
Join John Sellers, Historian, for a walking tour of downtown Sulphur Springs and discover the history of some of our historical buildings and landmarks and learn what events took place where. John will begin the tour by the flagpole in the center of the Celebration Plaza (square) on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Make your reservations at Alliance Bank, City National Bank and the Genealogical Library, 212 Main St. or call 903-438-4831. A golf cart will be available for anyone who has trouble walking.

Load the Wagon & Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride, Saturday, November 8th
Saddle up your horses and help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fight cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The event will take place on Saturday, November 8th at Two J Ranch, 993 CR 2331 in Como. Gates will open at 7:00am, Saddle Up at 9:30 and Ride out at 10:00am. A free lunch will be provided, but remember…it is a fundraiser to help St. Jude’s Hospital, so donations will gladly be accepted. There will be horses and mule wagon rides available. There is a $10 minimum donation for you to ride your own horse. If you would like more information, please call Jean & Jim Murray at 903-488-3030 Sandy Billodeau @ 903-488-3311 or Jr. Gregg at 903-488-3685. Others assisting in this great event are Cathi & Jim Wright 903-488-3350, Don Meeks 903-488-3456, Mike Mund, T.W. Little, Daniel Walker, Carole Hatch and Jo Marie Neal, so any of them will be able to give you more information. If you have never participated in this event, it is spectacular and you should! Not only is it raising money for an amazing hospital, but to see the hundreds of people, loaded up in their wagons, heading out for the cause…it is absolutely incredible, so please try to attend!!

FUMC Harvest Festival and Stew/Chili Supper, November 8th beginning at 4:30, auction at 7:00
Don’t miss the Annual Harvest Festival and Stew/Chili Supper at First United Methodist Church. All you can eat stew & chili with all the fixins will be served from 4:30-7:00 and the live and silent auction will begin at 7:00! This is a great opportunity to fellowship with friends and family, eat great food and bid on some fabulous items! Everyone is welcome!!! Tickets are available at FUMC office or you may purchase them the day of the Harvest Festival!

41st Annual Christmas Joys Holiday Program, Monday, November 10th
Don’t miss the 41st Annual Christmas Joys Holiday Program, “Everything Old is New Again” Monday, November 10 th at 1:30 and repeated 5:30pm at the Southwest Dairy Museum. They will offer decorating ideas, food gift ideas, recipes, craft ideas, gift-giving ideas, refreshments, door prizes, goody bags and a booklet of all the demonstrations’ with instructions/recipes. Seating is limited to $5 per person. You must call to reserve a seat at 903-885-3443!

Hopkins County Veterans Day Celebration, November 11th at 11:00am on the Square.
Please join us for the Veterans Day Celebration on the square downtown Sulphur Springs, Tuesday, November 11th at 11:00. Major General Charles L. Wilson will speak, the SSHS Band and Choir will perform, the Military Coalition will conduct the 21 Round Volley and we will honor the men and women who have served for the Freedom of this great country.

Veteran’s Play & Eat Free at the Sulphur Springs Country Club, Tuesday, November 11th
The Sulphur Springs Country Club and the Ladies Golf Association will be honoring all who served by offering for all Veteran’s to play a free round of golf and eat free at the Country Club on Veteran’s Day. Please call 903-885-4861 for tee times.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House For Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln, Wednesday, November 12th
Please join us as we celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Brian Toliver Ford with a ribbon cutting and Open House, Wednesday, November 12th at Noon. Please stop by on your lunch hour to see their beautiful new
Sulphur Springs Symphony League Auction, November 22nd @ 6pm
The Sulphur Springs Symphony League will hold its annual fundraising auction on November 22 at 6 p.m. On that Saturday, listen to KSST Radio 1230, watch Suddenlink Channel 18 or follow on to bid, win and enjoy the fun of the auction. This year’s auction features several new and unusual items and experiences, so be sure and tune in.

The list of auction items will appear in the News-Telegram, Millennium Shopper, and Items will also listed on the Symphony League’s website at and Facebook page. Have that information available during the auction, so you can keep up with the fast-paced, all volunteer chaos that occurs for only six hours each year. To bid that evening, call 903-885-0700 and speak with our Hopkins County celebrities on the telephone bank.

Proceeds from the auction allow us to produce the Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks show as well as the Children’s Concert. The Symphony League also supports the SSISD strings program through an annual scholarship and other endeavors.

For information about getting your business represented in the auction or for questions about the auction process contact Linda Galligher at 903-439-6713 or Kayla Price at 903-885-1586.

Remember Operation R.U.F.F. (Reading Using Furry Friends) every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.
The Sulphur Springs Public Library is offering this program to let children read ‘stress free’ to a trained therapy dog. When a child reads to the dogs, there are no mistakes, no wrong pronunciations, no stress…just reading. Join us from 10:30-12:30p.m.every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

Sulphur Springs Public Library offering many new programs for your enjoyment and convenience
Beginning November 1, 2014 the Public Library launches digital eBooks, Audiobooks, Music and Video and an iPad Holiday Giveaway as well as a Learning Express Library, which is an online learning resource for academic and career development. Drivers Permit Practice Tests will be offered free for automobile, motorcycle, and CDL vehicles. For more information please call 903-885-4926.

North East Texas Choral Society presents “Once Upon a Christmas” December 6th & 7th
The 18th Annual Christmas concert promises to be the best ever. The 100 voice community-based choir is composed of singers who are your friends and neighbors from Hopkins and surrounding counties. This program will help to start your visions of sugar plums and Santa during the first half of the concert. The singers will celebrate the birth of the Christ child during the second half. The live choral music presentation is in the auditorium of the Civic Center. Performance will be Saturday, December 6th at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 7th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 & under are free. The family ticket is $25 for two adults and any number of children 6-12. Tickets may be purchased from, or the local banks and any choral society member. Please join the North East Texas Choral Society for “Once Upon a Christmas”. You will be glad you were a part of the sold out crowd!

We would like to welcome the newest member to the Chamber of Commerce
Janet Martin Realty, located at129 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs. For more information, contact Janet about all of your real estate needs at 903-885-1234.

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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