Chamber Connection April 16, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Congratulations to Mattison Insurance for being the Low Net winners at the Golf Tournament!

Thank you to the 230 golfers that participated in the Chamber Golf Tournament last Friday! It was an absolutely beautiful day at the Sulphur Springs Country Club! Although no one hit a hole in one for the $250,000 from Baucom Insurance, or the Dodge Truck from SS Dodge, or the Kubota from Farm Country OR the $5,000 from The Communications Coaching Group…everyone had a GREAT time trying! We did have several winners on the course…Closest to the Line-Neva Mohesky, Longest Putt-Robert Langhoff, Closest to the Hole 2nd Shot-David Gideon, Longest Drive Men-Michael Diffie, Closest to the Hole 2nd Shot #18-J.K. Underwood. Each of the contest winners were awarded a box of Titleist Pro-V One Golf Balls, except for the Longest Drive Women, which went to Alli Ruthart and she received a $100 gift certificate to Lou Nells!

Team Winners for the 6-Man Scramble:

1st Place Low Net (44.25): Mattison Insurance-Matt Mattison, Chris Mabe, Mark Morton, Pat Rhodes, Zach Burney & Mason Morton. 1st Place Low Gross (53)-CNB/Morris Custom Homes-Brad Morris, Robert Langhoff, Sput McCormick, Tony Bettes, Lance Looney & Don Sapaugh. Both 1st place teams received passes to the Bryon Nelson, compliments of Texas Heritage National Bank, 2nd Place Low Net(45.08)-Fatland Trucking-Blake Burchfield, Terry Harbin, Casey Fatland, Michael Diffie, Chip Gifford, & Tracey Fatland, 2nd Place Low Gross (53) Guaranty Bank & Trust-Brad Thomas, Doyle Potts, Kris Childress, James McMahan, Junior Underwood, C.W. Gregory. Both 2nd Place teams received a dozen Taylormade Rocektballs from the Chamber of Commerce. 3rd Place Low Net (47) Century 21 First Group-Craig English, James Shrode, Adam Brooks, Doug Edwards, Mark Blount & Blake Johnson. They each received a $20 gift card to the SS Country Club, and the 3rd Place Low Gross team with a score of 54 went to Northwestern Mutual-Wes Cooper, Blake Cooper, Ryan Ivey, Brad Ledbetter, Cody Finney & Judson Weaver. They received Golf Balls & Umbrellas from Farmer’s Electric Cooperative!

CNB Morris Homes

Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers for making the Golf Tournament a HUGE Success!!!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Granny’s Donuts

Granny’s Donuts & Cookies Too is located at 862 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs. They are open 7 days a week from 5am-1pm. The owners Sara & Benny Frondarina and Sara’s brother Kevin moved from California to open the donut shop! They found the location and had Andrew Kuiper of Outback Custom Homes remodel it into a beautiful…looks like brand new…donut shop! I must say, you should really try their bacon, sausage, egg & cheese kolache…Yum!!!

Granny's Donuts ribbon cutting

Latson’s Office Solutions Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting, Thursday, April 16th from 4-6pm

Don’t miss the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new location of Latson’s Office Solutions, 1329 Industrial Drive West (Westbound Service Road between League & Hwy 19). The event will take place from 4-6pm with vendor giveaways along with awesome Door Prizes, including 4 Rangers Tickets, $100 Gift Certificate and an Office Chair! Stop by on your way home from work and congratulate Mike and Mallory Horne and their staff on a beautiful new location!!!

Dentistry from the Heart, Friday, April 17th!

April 17th, Sulphur Springs area dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental office assistants, area businesses and volunteer support are all coming together to bring dental care to those in need, right here in our community. Every year, individual dentists and practices across the country donate their time and resources to host this event! We are very fortunate to have our local dentists do this in Hopkins County. For more information you may visit We will include the details as we receive them!

History by Foot with John Sellers, Saturday, April 18th

Don’t miss the 9th Semi-Annual History By Foot with John Sellers. Join them 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! The tour will begin by the flagpole in the center of the Celebration Plaza (square). They will stroll down Main Street to Water Oak then down Water Oak to Connally and then back to the square. Highlights include the stockade, the springs and the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant and other historic landmarks on Main and Connally . We will take another look at the stockade from the north side, Williams Hotel and other businesses. The golf cart will be available for those of you who have trouble walking. Join them for a fun and learning experience. Tour is $10 and will begin at 9:00am and 10:45am. Make your reservations at Alliance Bank or City National Bank or call 903-438-4831.

April 18th, Walgreens will host a garage sale with all proceeds benefitting Relay for Life.

Kids’ Safe Saturday-April 18th

This popular event will take place on Saturday, April 18, at Buford Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Kids’ Safe Saturday will provide exhibits, games, prizes, and food.  Exhibits will include sun safety, water safety, stranger danger, and much more!  Even though the event is targeted toward families with children ages 12 and under, make plans to bring your entire family!

The Calvary Boys will be at Purley Gates Ranch in Mt. Vernon, Thursday, April 23rd

If you want to hear some great Christian music, then make plans to be at the Purley Gates Ranch in Mt. Vernon, Thursday, April 23rd to hear The Calvary Boys. It will be from 5:30-7:00pm. They will have delicious food and dessert with a cost of only $7. To make your reservations, please call 903-885-2868.

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Claws for a Cause Crawfish Boil, Saturday, April 25thSulphur Springs Rotary Club presents their 2nd Annual Claws for a Cause Crawfish Boil, downtown Sulphur Springs, Saturday April 25, 2015. Claws for a Cause is a fundraiser with all proceeds staying local. For all-you-can-eat-crawfish & fixin’s, live music and good times, plan on being on Main Street, April 25th! Buy Tickets NOW online. Print or save to your smartphone.

Midnight Riders hosts the 2nd Annual Illness Rally, May 2nd

The Midnight Riders will host a poker run, balloon toss, darts, slow race, weenie bite, tennis ball pickup, dunking booth, barrel race and more. They will have lots of great food and merchandise vendors, great games and lots of prizes. Entry for the rally is $15 for one person and $25 for two people. This year, the rally will benefit Trina Hill, a 47 year old wife and mother with cervical cancer. She is travelling back and for the Dallas for treatment. While she is undergoing treatment, she is unable to work and they are trying to help cover bills and travel expenses. The event will be held at Highwayman Ink, 1783 Hwy 19S. The rally begins at 10am. For more information, call 903-975-2726.

May 14, 2015 – 6th Music in the Gardens, 6-7p.m. – Join us as we STOP and enjoy God’s peaceful beauty while listening to music and visiting w/friends and family.

Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop

The next session will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Hopkins County Extension Office.  The workshop is free and engaged couples will receive a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license.  Topics covered will be marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goals & dreams.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided by local businesses.  Please call 903-885-3443 to reserve seats.

Are you Divorced or Separated? Divorce Care can Help!!!

Divorce Care is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal from the hurt. It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. You will learn practical information that will help you deal with the challenges of divorce. Best of all, you will gain hope for the future. They meet every Sunday from 9:30-10:30 at First United Methodist Church. For more information, please call Shelia Lunsford at 682-557-2702

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

Author: Staff Reporter

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