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Chamber Connection May 21, 2015 by Meredith Caddell


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!

Join us for the Ribbon Cutting & Open House for the Genealogical Society TONIGHT at 5:00

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society is having a ribbon cutting  & Open House tomorrow, May 21st at 5:00pm, at their new location, 611 N. Davis, in the former meeting room of the S. S. Public Library.    After the ribbon cutting the genealogical board and  members will be available to give guests a tour through the new beautiful facilities.  Please join us and celebrate their new beginning at their new home.

Rock Creek Rockin’ BINGO Bash TONIGHT 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!

Celebrate Memorial Day with Sunny Springs Health & Rehab…Brisket Sandwiches, Chips, Drinks

Stop by Suny Springs Health & Rehab, 1200 North Jackson as they honor Memorial Day, May 25th beginning at 10:00am! They will be serving Brisket Sandwiches, Chips, Drinks, Cake & Punch!

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!

Street Dance featuring Monty Tipps & Mainstreet, Friday, May 29th from 6-8

The Hopkins County Marketers Association presents a Street Dance featuring Monty Tipps & Mainstreet, May 29th from 6:00-8:00 downtown in Celebration Plaza! Bring your Lawn Chairs. There will be a $500 drawing for everyone 55 years & over!

Ribbon Cutting for Travel Time RV Park, Saturday, May 30th at Noon

Please join us for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Travel Time RV Park, located on the westbound service road of I-30, just west of Hwy 19, (Past Atmos). They will have food, beverages & fun! The event will take place from 11-2 with the ribbon cutting at Noon!

Battling your Weight? Free Bariatric Seminar, June 1st at 6:00 at Holiday Inn Express

If you have ever considered Bariatric Surgery, then join Dr. Viet Phuong with Hunt Regional Medical Partners, in a free Bariatric Seminar, June 1st at 6:00 at the Holiday Inn Express in Sulphur Springs.

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting for The Bookworm Box, Wednesday, June 3rd!

The Bookworm Box is located at 204 Main Street in Sulphur Springs! We will be hosting their ribbon cutting for their unique bookstore’s grand opening! Their mission is to help people discover great books and give back to the community The Bookworm Box was built on the foundation of spreading the good, so 100% of the profit after overhead costs will be donated to a different charity each month. So don’t miss the ribbon cutting & grand opening, June 3rd at Noon!

Mark your calendars for the Ribbon Cutting for Blingin Crazy, June 9th at Noon!

Angie Churchman would like to invite you to her ribbon cutting and grand opening of Blingin Crazy, located at 101 Bill Bradford Rd, Ste. 17. You don’t want to miss the chance to see all of the amazing creations she has in her store! Ever need something personalized…Angie can do it for you! She specializes in Custom, personalized apparel and accessories!

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!

Hopkins County Historical Society presents Arts, Crafts & Collectibles Show & Sales, June 19-20th

Sign up now to participate in the Arts, crafts & collectibles show and sales, Friday, June 19th & Saturday, June 20th from 9am-5pm at Heritage Park. Any kind of craft is acceptable: quilts, fabric items, crochet, jams & jellies, stained glass framed photos, bath salts, handmade jewelry, wood crafts, health & wellness products. An outside 10×10 booth is $35 and an inside 10×10 booth is $50 with a very limited number. For more information, please call Joyce Bateman at 903-945-3308 or email her at [email protected]

Jan James Memorial Scholarship Tournament, Saturday, June 27th at SS Country Club

The Sulphur Springs Ladies Golf Association sponsors this annual tournament in Jan James’ name because she was such an advocate of ladies golf. Proceeds of this event will be designated for a senior on the Sulphur Springs High School girls’ golf team. Sponsor contributions are greatly appreciated! Sponsor sign or banner is only $50. For more information, please call Donna Gregory at 903-440-4798.

Reds, Whites –n- Brews Fest

The  1st Annual City of Sulphur Springs’ Reds, Whites –n- Brews Fest will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 12 PM to 4 PM at Celebration Plaza/Downtown Sulphur Springs.  A dozen Texas Wineries will attend; Live Jazz and Blues bands; Craft Beer available at downtown restaurants.  Free Admission.  All purchases of wine will be made between consumer and wineries.  Three professional Sommeliers will be the judges.  They will also hold a “Wine Focused Seminar.”

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


101 Bill Bradford Road, Suite 17

Sulphur Springs, Tx  75482


Angie Churchman, owner

Custom, personalized apparel & Accessories

NETSEO Trails Boys Scout Council

3787 NW Loop 286

P. O. Box 995

Paris, TX  75461


Audra Latimer, District Executive

Non-Profit Boy Scouts

The Bookworm Box

204 Main Street

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


Lin Reynolds

Bookstore…Signed Books

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

Author: Staff Reporter

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