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Chamber Connection May 14, 2015 by Meredith Caddell


Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting for Silver Cactus Emporium & Gospel Opry!

Silver Cactus Emporium & Gospel Opry

Silver Cactus Emporium & Gospel Opry

Buddy and Ina Gore welcomed guests to their ribbon cutting for the Silver Cactus Emporium Antique & Craft

Mall as well as the Gospel Opry yesterday afternoon! Whether you need space for a family get together,

birthday party, music show, anniversary party…the sky is the limit. They have facilities that include tables &

chairs. A concert auditorium that will seat 150-200 people comfortable, sound system and lights. Then, the

Silver Cactus Emporium is 3000 Square Feet shopping area with booth space available for rent. This is a great

opportunity for you to showcase your items without having to have your own store front!!! The Gospel Opry

hosts a show every first Saturday with different artists. All of this is located inside the VF Factory Outlet Mall

on the Strip Suite #25. For more information, please call 903-951-1405 or 903-885-4262.

Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off-Saturday, June 13th! Get your forms in Now!!!

Entry forms are available for the 14th 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 13th 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). This year, in the

BIG DIP group only, we will have a new opportunity…we will have a Novelty Fruit (Multiple ingredients

including fruit) AND Novelty Other (Multiple Ingredients no fruit. ) 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. You may also download the entry from at Special

Prizes will be awarded to entries received prior to June 8th!

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.

The Way Radio Concert Series Presents Building 429 along with Blanca & Rapture Ruckus, May 16th

Don’t miss Building 429 in concert at the Hopkins County Civic Center, Saturday May 16th. doors open at 6pm

with the concert beginning at 7pm. Blanca and Rapture Ruckus will also be appearing! For tickets, go to and they are just $12 for general admission!

Hopkins County Relay for Life-Friday, March 15th -16th from 7pm to 7am on Celebration Plaza.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end

cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved

ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers

like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And they won’t stop until they

finish the fight against cancer! Please join them downtown on the square March 15th & 16th!

Rock Creek Rockin’ BINGO Bash May 21st at 6:00pm

Join Rock Creek Health & Rehabilitation for an evening of fun, fabulous food and fantastic prizes donated from

businesses throughout the Sulphur Spring Community! Will Ramsey, Sulphur Springs’ District Attorney will

be calling BINGO and it’s a FREE Event!!! For more information, please call Judith Beck, Activity Director, at

903-439-0107. If your business would like to donate an item for the prizes, please let them know!

Better Your Business Breakfast, Keep Your SALES Moving UP! May 27th, at FUMC 7:00-8:30am

Please mark your calendars now for a GREAT opportunity to help your sales! Debbie Mrazek loves sales.

That’s why she named her highly successful consulting practice The Sales Company. Her vision of igniting

sales for veterans and beginners alike fuels the company’s services. She is the author of 13 books, including The

Field Guide to Sales: The All Weather, All Terrain Guide to Selling!


Her warmth and nurturing manner provide a safe haven for those who proclaim, “I HATE SALES!” She and her

team help companies turn around sales – and profits – in record time. Debbie knows her craft and combines it

with solid business knowledge. What Debbie loves even more than sales is empowering people to sell and

achieve more. Have you ever wondered why: Actual sales figures are up, but profits aren’t; Referrals are

drying up; Clients don’t return from one year to the next; New clients come but they don’t stay; The amount of

sales is decreasing…these are all things that Debbie Mrazek will cover in our Better Your Business Breakfast

Series, Wednesday, May 27th from 7:00-8:30 at First United Methodist Church. Please contact the Chamber

office at 903-885-6515 to make reservations. $10 includes Breakfast from Pioneer Café!


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

Dairy Festival 5K Milk Run, Friday, June 12th at 7:00pm at Shannon Oaks Church

Up, up and away….It is time for the 56th Annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival’s Balloon Rally and 5k Milk

Run! This year’s chip timed race will be held on Friday evening, June 12 at 7:00pm. Imagine running down a

country road, on a beautiful summer evening in Hopkins County, beneath a sky filled with colorful balloons!

This unique family event features a new out and back course that begins and ends at the balloon glow and

launch area! Stick around after the race and enjoy the amazing sights and sounds of brilliantly colored balloons

and entertainment from the main stage. Runners 18 years and older will have their bib numbers entered in a

drawing for a ride in a hot air balloon on Saturday, June 13th. All winners will be announced on the main stage

Friday night after the run.  Festival Mission: To raise community awareness and to salute the hard working

dairy farmers and their families who have contributed so richly to our economy and to the quality of life in

Sulphur Springs. Proceeds from the Milk Run directly support the youth scholarship programs of 56th Annual

Hopkins County Dairy Festival. You may register at The Chip timed 5k

run/walk, June 12th @7:00pm at Shannon Oaks Church. Price:$25.00 per individual ($35.00 after June 5)

$20.00 per person in a group entry (Minimum 5)Packet Pick Up: At the race site starting at 5:30pm. T-shirts

will be guaranteed to participants registered by June 5nd. Sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Awards: Awards will go to the overall male and female winners and to the age group winners. Ages 10yrs and

under, 11-14yrs, 15-19yrs, 20-29yrs, 30-39yrs, 40-49yrs, 50+. A special award will go to the team with the

most participants!

We would like to welcome the following members to the Chamber of Commerce


Campbell, TX  75422


Margie Stinson

RV Park

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

Author: KSST Webmaster

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