Chamber Connection  July 2nd, 2015 –  by Meredith Caddell


The Chamber of Commerce will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day!

  1. S. Public Library to the Rescue.  Summer Reading Program Theme “ Every Hero has a Story”

Research is clear that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress.  Sustained summer learning opportunities lead to higher graduation rates, better preparation for college, and positive effects on children’s self-esteem, confidence and motivation.  Every Hero has a Story theme covers the values that make a superhero really super: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.  Pick up a calendar at the library or check the website  Storytime is Tuesday 10am and Thursday 6pm.  We will have a Brett Roberts’ magic show and end the summer with a huge Community Read in called Hero-town from 6-8p.m. July 30 with food and local heroes.  Don’t miss the wonderful activities.


Thank you to everyone who attended the Mike Pribble Memorial Plaque Dedication

The Mike Pribble Rodeo was a staple for families in Hopkins County and surrounding areas over the 4th of July weekend for over 40 years.  Thousands of visitors made their way to Sulphur Springs to participate in the parade and Grand Entry of this 4-5 day event.  Memories of Mike Pribble standing on his head and roping 8 horses as they ran by and him doing the Texas Skip up and down the entire length of the rodeo arena fill the minds of many residents of this community.  As his granddaughter, I am privileged to get to thank everyone who made this possible.  The unveiling of the beautiful bronze plaque that will grace the front of the Equine Pavilion so that his memory will live on for generations to come.. A Special thank you to Enola Gay, Charles Helm, Adam Teer, the County Commissioners and County Judge Robert Newsom for their diligence in making this dream for my family become a reality.


SHOT & Shadow Ranch Clinic & Competition, Friday, July 17th  & Saturday, July 18th@ Civic Center

The Stock Horse of Texas Association (SHOT) will be presenting a clinic and competition, Friday & Saturday July 17th & 18th at the Civic CenterImprove your and your horse’s skills in:  Ranch horse pleasure, working cow  horse, reining & ranch trail in a low-stress, friendly environment.  Coggins will be checked on site at entry.  Up in Smoke BBQ will be there both days!  Awesome Eats for just $6.  For clinic and competition forms and registration pleas go to  For more information, please call Marion at 214-604-8005.  All proceeds benefit Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center.


Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center will host Dinner & a Movie–Civic Center, July 17th at 6:30.

If you would like to see a faith-based movie that was filmed right here in Hopkins County, then make plans to attend the showing of Steps of Faith, Friday, July 17th.  Doors open at 6:15 for RSVPs.  Dinner starts at 6:30 with the movie beginning at 7:00pm.  Space is limited so please call ahead at 903-345-0766.  They will also be raffling off a Savage 270 M/111 Rifle with 3x9x40 Bushnell scope, Harris bi-pod and Black Browning strap.  Its $10 per ticket or 3 for $20.  Tickets may be purchased at NE TX Farmers Co-op or by calling Marion Cox at 214-604-8005.


Hot August Night, Saturday, August 15th-Civic Center Grounds…Featuring The Afters & Hawk Nelson

The Way Radio Group and Sulphur Springs Dodge present Hot August Night, Saturday, August 15th at the Civic Center Grounds.  The Hopkins County Volunteer Fire Departments, 9th Annual BBQ Cook-Off begins at 1pm.  Food Service Begins at 5pm and the Concert featuring The Afters & Hawk Nelson begins at 7pm.  You may get your tickets at


The Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our newest members to the Chamber.  They are:

North Texas Power Shopper-4043 Tracy Lane, Greenville, TX. 803-983-3325- Jeff Schollmeyer, Owner, Marketing & Advertising Shopper

Joe’s German Restaurant, 575 County Road 3647,SS, 903-439-8226.  Joe Boesel /Christine Zaehler,  Owners.  This is the first German Restaurant in Sulphur Springs.  Grand Opening will be in July..

2 Loops Boutique, 202 Main Street, SS, 903-335-3405, Chanda Peters, Owner, Clothing Boutique

Cedar Canyon Events, LLC , 7435 Tx State Hwy.  154 S., 903-885-4300, Mandy Kennedy/ Jennifer Massey,        Owners, Event Center

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

merideth caddell

Merideth Caddell

Author: Staff Reporter

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