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Chamber Connection May 28, 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!


Thank you to all who attended the Ribbon Cutting for the Genealogical Society

Genealogical Society Ribbon CuttingThe Hopkins County Genealogical Society hosted their ribbon cutting  & Open House last Thursday, May 21st 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 were available to give guests a tour through the new beautiful facilities.  President of the Genealogical Society, Ronny Glossup welcomed guests and shared many stories of discovery that have happened in the Genealogical Library.


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!


East Texas Broadcasting presents Red Stone Music Festival on the Square June 6th!

Don’t miss the Red Stone Music Festival, Saturday, June 6th downtown Sulphur Springs! Featuring JB & the Moonshine Band, Curtis Grimes, Rich O’Toole and Sam Riggs. Music begins at 4:00pm. Tickets are available at the STAR 95-9 studios for $12 or at the gate the day of the performances for $17.  They are also available online at


Carter Blood Care will be set up at First Baptist Church from 11-4, Saturday June 6th for a blood drive!


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

Blingin’ Crazy is your source for all things BLING! They specialize in creating cute CUSTOM boutique style vinyl bling clothing, and accessories to make you stand out in a crowd! So no matter who you cheer for, Sulphur Springs Wildcats, Como-Pickton Eagles, Yantis Owls, ANY SCHOOL , ANY SPORT, they’ve got you covered…. in Bling! MORE THAN JUST TEES! They know not everyone wants another tee shirt, come in and see their selection of shirts from sporty to dressy! Blingin’ Crazy can turn your idea into reality! Getting married? Stop by and see everything they have…from tees, champagne/wine glasses, koozies, caps and more, they have something for you! Embroidery coming soon! Angie Churchman would like to invite you to her ribbon cutting and grand opening of Blingin Crazy, June 9th at Noon, located at 101 Bill Bradford Rd, Ste. 17.


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.


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

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