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Chamber Connection – August 20, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Chamber Connection  August 20, 2015  by Meredith Caddell


We finally had a cooler day…our first indicator that Stew Fest is right around the corner!!!

The 46th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest is coming soon…October 24th!  All stew packets will be sent out Monday, so be checking the mail!!!


Sulphur Springs Boys Baseball Association Fall Ball Registration through August 22nd

Fall Baseball Registration for ages 3-15 is going on through Saturday, August 22nd.  You may fill out a form online at, Fieldhouse Sports-101 Bill Bradford Road, Endless T-shirts-400 Main Street and Home Plate Family Style Restaurant-1505 Shannon Road East.  For more information, please visit their Facebook page at


Bright Star Baseball Fall Ball Registration Going on NOW

The Bright Star Baseball League is for boys and girls with special needs, ages 5-18.  Each player is assigned a buddy or two to assist them on and off the field.  There is no cost to play, with games starting Monday nights from September 21st through October 26th.  You may register online at


Back to School Summer Bash, Friday, August 21st from 5-7 at Tropical Sno, hosted by The Way Radio

Its FREE!! Yes its FREE! The snow cones are on The Way Radio and Thunder Country this Friday from 5pm to 7pm at Tropical Sno at League and Main Street in Sulphur Springs. Did we mention that its FREE???? Bring the entire family for a free snow cone this Friday. Just tell them the password is…The Way.


Please join us for the ribbon cutting and grand opening for Red River Credit Union, 8/26 @ Noon

Please stop by on your lunch hour and join us for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Red River Credit Union.  They are located at 1335 S. Broadway, Ste. 20, Sulphur Springs, For more information, please call Ryan Brook at 903-735-3164


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.


TABC Certification Class, Saturday, September 14th at the Country Club!

On September 14, 2015, Sulphur Springs Country Club is hosting a Texas Best Comic’s TABC Certification Class in our Ballroom.  The class is open to any restaurant, bar, or business in town that would like to send their employees to get their TABC Certification.  The cost is only $20/person.  It will be held from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. For more information, please call 903.885.4748.


2015 Lights of Life Style Show, presented by Lou Nell’s & Ashley Larea, Thursday, Sept.  17th

Get your tickets now for the amazing Lights of Life Style Show that will be held Thursday, September 17th at First United Methodist Church at 6:30pm.  It will be an amazing evening filled with a delicious dinner and the latest greatest in fashion from Lou Nell’s!  With a special treat, Aslely Larea jewelry will also be accenting the beautiful clothing during the show!  For more information, please call the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation at 903-438-4799.  You may purchase tickets for just $25 at Lou Nell’s!


Lights of Life Half Marathon-October 3rd  benefitting the HC Health Care Foundation

Register before September 11th  to guarantee a T-shirt for the Lights of Life Half Marathon! Registration is $75 for an individual entry, $80 for Partner Relay (2 person) or $100 for a Team Relay (4 person). You may register at Fieldhouse Sports or at  For more information please call 903-438-4799.  Packet pickup will be Friday, October 2nd from 6-9pm at Celebration Plaza.  


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.


Would your organization like to raise a little money?

The Stew Committee for the Chamber of Commerce has decided to offer a great opportunity for an organization looking to raise money.  This year, we would like for a group or organization to take over the selling of drinks at the Stew Contest on October 24th.  If your group would be interested, please call the Chamber by September 8th to let us know.  The only way we could figure out a way to be fair, is to have a Blind Draw.  All organizations will go into a drawing and the one that is drawn will be the one who sells drinks at the Stew Contest.  There will be several requirements that must be met:  1) Must man 3 drink stations 2) Must have adequate volunteers to work Friday and Saturday 3) Must have t-shirts or some other “identifier” so visitors will recognize your group as the “drink sellers”.  Group t-shirts will be fine.  Once a group has sold drinks at the stew contest, they will not be eligible to sell them again the next year. If you have questions, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.

Please note…NO others items may be sold on the stew grounds.


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

Charles G. Oxford, 17 Jennifer Lane, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482, 903-439-1818, Individual


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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