Chamber Connection September 10, 2015 by Meredith Caddell
Mark your calendars for the 46th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest-Oct. 24th
Stew Cooks: Stew Packets went out this week, so please call us at the Chamber if you did not receive yours. The deadline to claim last year’s site is September 18th. All sites will be up for grabs, Monday, September 21st, so make sure to get your forms in ASAP!
Sponsors: Sponsor letters also were sent this week. There are tons of options to get your business’ name in front of the 7,000 people that attend the stew contest. If for some reason you haven’t received yours, please give us a call!
T-Shirt Designers: The Stew T-shirt Contest is BACK! If you would like to design a t-shirt for the stew contest, please have the design to the Chamber office by Friday, September 18th. We will begin voting for the winners some time the week of the 21st and will vote for 2 weeks! The winner of the stew t-shirt contest will win $100 and will also have the opportunity to be a stew judge (if desired). Please have your design in a format that is ready to print on a t-shirt.
Storytime @ the Sulphur Springs Public Library begins the 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month.
The Very Ready Reading Program for preschoolers and their parent/caregiver uses books, music and activities to encourage the lifelong benefits of early literacy for your child. Call 903-885-4926 for questions.
Marlene’s Sass & Class Boutique is having a ribbon cutting Wednesday, September 16, at Noon
We are happy to welcome Marlene’s Sass & Class Boutique to the Chamber of Commerce. We hope to see all of you at their ribbon cutting at 101 Bill Bradford Road Suite #24, Windsor Plaza across from Shoe Inn, at noon, September 16th. The store hours are from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Monday through Friday and from 10:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday. Come check out their sales. Many ½ price items and a free crystal bracelet with the purchase of $25.00. Marlene will be carrying juniors, ladies and plus size clothing. Plus children’s Miss Me jeans and specialized clothes for 0-size 6. Exclusive boutique for Simply Noelle clothing, scarves and accessories! Popular Dear John jeans all styles. Trendy shoes and boots. Plus Mason jar label T shirts, z supply, and Southern Grace!
TABC Certification Class, Monday, 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 & The Chamber office!
Hearts of Life Animal Rescue Adoption Day at Pet Sense, Saturday, September 19th 10-4
There are so many animals that have been dumped and are in desperate need of a loving “furever” family. If you are looking for that special addition to your family, please stop by Pet Sense on Broadway, Saturday, September 19th to see all of the loving animals that will be up for adoption.
16h Annual Quilt Show-Friday & Saturday September 19 & 20th at The ROC downtown SS.
Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild presents their 16h Annual Quilt Show, “Texas-Deep in the Heart”, Friday, September 18th from 9am-5pm and Saturday, September 19th from 9am-3pm at The ROC (First Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Center) 1 block South of Downtown at 115 Putman Street. Admission is only $5 and children under 12 are FREE. They will have more than 100 beautiful quilts displayed, along with vendors, demonstrations and door prizes. For more information visit www.sulphurspringstxquilts.com.
VF Outlet Women’s Fashion Night Out, Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 7-9 PM
Don’t’ miss this! Fashion show featuring the new fall arrival starts a 7 PM. There will be a photo booth to have your picture taken with pink props and other photo ops to help support breast cancer with a smile. There will be a fall product preview of the new collections. Fashion Stylists will be available to give you style tips in the stores. Help the VF Outlet support breast cancer awareness by making a donation throughout the night to be donated to Lee Denim Day. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Register to win FREE outfits for a year. Winner receives 1 outfit per month for 1 year. You also get 20% off your entire purchase one night only from 7PM-9PM with a coupon that can be printed off from the Chamber of Commerce website (click on Hot Deals)
Rock Creek Rockin’ Bingo Bash, Friday, September 25th for 55 and over
Join Rock Creek Health & Rehabilitation for an evening of fun, food and fantastic prizes donated from local businesses. This is a free event for anyone 55 & over. For more information please call Judith Beck, Activity Director, 903-439-0107
Walk Like MADD Car & Bike Show, September 26th at Buford Park
If you have a car or bike that you would like to show off, then plan to register it for the Walk Like MADD Car & Bike Show, Saturday, September 26th. All Classes are welcome and the registration fee is only $25. The event is free to the public. They will open the gates for participants at 1:00 with judging taking place between 3:00 & 5:00. The winner will be announce at 5:30, with Glow presentation winner being announced at 8:00 pm. All proceeds benefit Hopkins County Walk Like MADD. For more information please contact Eddie Moon at [email protected].us or call 903-534-6000.
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 www.rctregister.com. 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.
We would like to welcome our newest member:
Marlene’s Sass & Class Boutique
101 Bill Bradford Rd., Suite 24
Marlene DeYong, Owner
Ladies & Children’s Clothing & Accessories
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!