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Chamber Connection – August 13, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Chamber Connection  

August 13, 2015  by Meredith Caddell


Hopkins Place will be honoring their Heroes with a First Responders Lunch, Friday, August 14th

The staff and residents at Hopkins Place would like to honor their heroes & first responders with a complimentary lunch, Friday, August 14th from 12-1.  They are located at 890 Camp Street.  Please RSVP to Sherrie at 903-658-9278 by August 12th.


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  


Don’t miss Elizabeth Ellis, Saturday August 15th at the Sulphur Springs Library!

If you remember going to the library when you were a child to listen to stories, pass those memories to a new generation… bring a kid to the library!  ELIZABETH ELLIS will be here Saturday morning August 15 at 10am!  Elizabeth Ellis doesn’t mince words. Filled with hilarious and poignant honesty, her personal stories deliver down-home wisdom, southern style. It is a voice which finds the heart and the funny bone, riveting audiences wherever she goes.  Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her Grandfather, a mountain minister.  The “Divine Miss E” is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories are arguably her best. Invariably hilarious and poignant, she is a repeated favorite at the National Storytelling Festival.  The award winning storyteller has mesmerized nearly a million children in her thirty-six year career.


4th Annual Dog Show, Thursday, August 20th  @ 6:00pm at Hopkins Place

Come visit the remarkable, pet-friendly community at Hopkins Place, for the 4th Annual Dog Show!  Dogs will be judged in several categories…Best Hair, Best Behavior, Most Friendly and Best Bark!  The Entry Fee is a 10lb bag of dog food to be donated to the Hopkins Coutny Animal Shelter.  This event is sponsored by Bethany Home Health.  To register your dog, please call Sherrie at 903-439-1202


4th Annual Jace Jog, Saturday, August 29th, 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, Coleman Park

5K Run Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.; $25.00 Entry Fee.  Kids Fun Run at 7:30 a.m.; $5.00 Entry Fee (10 years and under will be held at Coleman Park (Soccer Field Side).  Register at Anytime Fitness and online:  Early registration –  July 15- August 14.  T-shirts guaranteed for 5K early registration.


Adult Leadership Class Project…Beautiful Picnic Tables in the new pavilion!

The Leadership class of 2014-15 has the opportunity to assist in enhancing this area using a location that has been unused for years.  The City of Sulphur Springs and the Adult Leadership Class of 2014-15 has partnered in the demolition of the old city pool and begun the construction of a large pavilion, available for public use, complete with brick fireplace/smoker and 24 picnic tables. We anticipate a great place for family reunions, class reunions, birthday parties or general meeting space!

The tables are a  $1,000 donation for each picnic table personalized with your business, family name or loved one’s name with a maximum of 30 letters.  Donations can be paid to the order of Sulphur Springs Leadership Class 2014-15 or Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. They will limit to the first 24 paid donations.


Help Save Lives in Hopkins County…Participate in one of these Blood Drives!!!

Rent-A-Center is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, August 14, 903 Gilmer St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Elisha Gaytan at (903) 885-8521.

The Civic Center is hosting a blood drive at the “Hot August Nights” event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 1200 Houston St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Lanie Jennings at (903) 571-9667.

Wal-Mart is hosting a blood drive “For the Love of Our Troops” from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, August 17, 1750 S. Broadway, in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Joyce Davis at (903) 439-3144.

This August, Carter BloodCare and Fox Sports Southwest are teaming up to give Carter BloodCare donors the chance to win ticket packs for their favorite hometown pro-sports teams. Give a pint of ‘life’ and visit for more information.  It is a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water at least an hour before giving blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation, and present a government-issued photo ID each time they give blood.  Potential blood donors may volunteer beginning at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for donating blood. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit


Welcome Carroll Roofing, Siding & Foundation Repair/Leveling to the Chamber!

Carroll Roofing; Carroll Siding; and Carroll Foundation Repair/Leveling is a third generation family operation.  They are a member of the Better Business Bureau in Dallas and NET.  They are here in Hopkins, where their grandfather was born, raised and started the family business, to serve you in any of the three businesses they have – roofing, siding and foundation repair/leveling.  Call Gary at 903-885-3051.


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

Managed Solutions Group

1203 Jackson St. North

Sulphur Springs, Tx  75482


Kasey Tomasek

Computer Technology Services


Red River Credit Union

1335 S. Broadway, Ste. 20

Sulphur Springs, Tx  75482


Ryan Brook

Banks & Mortgage Companies


Ring US Wireless  

1217 S. Broadway, Ste. 0

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482

Thomas Chapa, General Mgr.


Cellular Phone Sales


Carroll Roofing, Siding & Foundation Repair/Leveling

525 Gilmer

Sulphur Springs, Tx  75482

Gary Carroll


That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

meredith caddell

Meredith Caddell
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
300 Connally Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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