By Lezley Brown
The deadline has come and gone for last year’s cooks to keep their stew site, but we will always take entries for the 47th Annual Stew Cook-off. The absolute deadline for entry into the contest is Friday, October 7th at 5:00 p.m. All cooks signed up for the 47th Annual Stew Cook-off will need to attend the Cooks Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 6 p.m. at the Southwest Dairy Museum. Cooks will receive their grocery reimbursement check from the Chamber, their goodie bags, and a list of rules and regulations for the Stew Cook-off. Please make plans to be there!!! T-shirts will be available for purchase that night. Call the Chamber for additional information, (903) 885-6515.
Fall Festival is selling tickets for the October 22nd Hometown Sounds Concert featuring Hannah Kirby
Tickets went on sale Thursday, September 1st for the Hannah Kirby and Mansion Family Hometown Sounds Concert on October 22nd. Tickets are on sale online at www.outhousetickets.com and cost $17.50 each. The concert will be held in the Civic Center Auditorium.
Ribbon Cutting for Access Physicians on Tuesday, September 20th at 5 p.m.
Access Physicians Multispecialty Clinic of Sulphur Springs hosted their ribbon cutting celebration on Tuesday, September 20th at 5 p.m. They are located at 107 Medical Circle. Access Physicians Multispecialty Clinic serves the traditional brick-and-mortar clinic with telemedicine, connecting rural patients and staff to urban specialties. They provide Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Neurology, and Psychiatry services.
Workforce Solutions will host its annual LEAP Conference on September 23rd from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting its annual LEAP (Learning Endorsements and Professions) Youth Expo on Friday, September 23rd. This event is very much like a job fair except that it is geared to educate eighth graders and help guide them as they make their endorsement selections heading into high school. Workforce Solutions is seeking a wide variety of companies and businesses to attend the LEAP Youth Expo to describe your business and expose eighth graders to all career avenues after graduation. Since students now choose their high school endorsements while in eighth grade, the Expo is perfect for them. Please consider attending this Expo and taking visuals and information to give away. They will be so thankful to have you there! Please call Bart Spivy at (903)794-9490 ext. 513 with any questions.
SS Health and Rehab will host a Back the Blue Benefit on September 23rd from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab will host a Back the Blue Benefit on Friday, September 23rd from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be selling baked potatoes, cookies, and water for $7. You must RSVP your order by 9/21 to Chelsea at (903)335-1125. All proceeds got to Sulphur Springs Police Department to help fund new safety equipment.
4-H Foods Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the Extension Office
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension is hosting a 4-H Foods Fun Day on Saturday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the Extension Office, 1200 W. Houston Street in Sulphur Springs. This is a hands on workshop where participants will learn how to make great food related gifts for teachers, parents, and more! Please RSVP by calling (903) 885-3443.
Sulphur Bluff will host its annual Banquet and Auction on Saturday, September 24th at 6 p.m.
Sulphur Bluff is having its annual banquet and auction on Saturday the 24th. Tickets are $20 before/$25 at the door. A full fish fry supper will be served. Chicken will also be available. Your ticket will include the first round of Bingo. There will be live and silent auctions. The event begins at 6pm. Please call 903-243-6222 to reserve tickets. There will be four people from the Sulphur Bluff community honored this year.
ETX Phone Repair will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, September 30th
Please make plans to attend the Ribbon Cutting Celebration for ETX Phone Repair, located at 1007 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs, on Friday, September 30th at noon. ETX Phone Repair will be giving away wonderful door prizes such as Otter Box cases and more to those who attend. They will also be grilling food for us! See you there!
Downtown Business Association will sponsor The 7th Annual Photo Walk, October 1st from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Downtown Business Association will sponsor the 7th Annual Photo Walk on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Bobby McDonald will lead the event. Please meet at Plain & Fancy. Pictures will be taken of the beautiful downtown and the Historical Museum. This fun, exciting event is FREE to everyone interested. The trolley will transport photographers to the museum and back. See you Saturday, October 1st, at 9 a.m. at Plain & Fancy!
Lights of Life 3rd Annual Half Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st from 7:30 a.m. to noon
The Lights of Life 3rd Annual Half Marathon benefitting the HC Health Care Foundation is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Celebration Plaza. Registration fees are $75 for individuals (13.1 miles), $80 2 Person Partner Relay ($40 per participant, 6.5 miles each), and $100 for a 4 Person Team Relay ($25 per participant, 3.28 miles each). You may register online at www.getmeregistered.com/lightsoflifehalf or by dropping off an entry form at Fieldhouse Sports or the Health Care Foundation. Checks should be made out to the HC Foundation.
Dutch Oven Cook-off and Indian Summer Days is scheduled Saturday, October 1st, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hopkins County Heritage Park will host Indian Summer Days with the John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off on Saturday, October 1st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee to the Indian Summer Days is $3.00 per person and includes food and fun for the whole family! Enjoy live music, tin punch, hide tanning, digging for artifacts, wood carvers, rug loomers, blacksmith work, and more. While there, you may purchase an all you can eat plate for $5.00 to the Dutch Oven Cook-off. Teams will be preparing a meat, vegetable, bread, and dessert. To enter the Dutch Oven Cook-off, call Rick Wilson at (903) 885-9692.
FUMC will host Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 2nd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Blessing of the Pets, hosted by First United Methodist Church, will host a blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 2nd. This is your chance to take your pet to Buford Park for a Blessing from a United Methodist Minister. It is a Come and Go from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you are bringing a reptile or unusual pet, please bring them in a cage! Sounds fun!! Make plans to go!
Stand Up to Cancer Fashion Show to be held on Tuesday, October 4th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Marlene’s Sass & Class Boutique, Beauty Grace Boutique, and The Venue at two nineteen are hosting a Stand Up to Cancer Fashion Show on Tuesday, October 4th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Entry fee is a $5 minimum donation, and the fashion show will be held at The Venue, 219 Main Street in Sulphur Springs.
The Fall Festival will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 6th at 5 p.m.
Please make plans to attend The Fall Festival’s Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, October 6th from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in Sulphur Springs. They will cutting this ribbon to kick off their great big week of events that will include the parade, the Cover Girl Contest, Hometown Sounds Concert, and the actual Fall Festival that Friday and Saturday. See you there!
NETBIO’s Cattleman’s Classic and Ribeye Roundup is slated for Friday, October 7th beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Get ready for the 2nd Annual Cook-off and Dinner presented by NETBIO on Celebration Plaza on Friday, October 7th. The steak dinner tickets are $25 each and include a steak, baked potato, salad, and dessert. The free concert begins at 3:30 p.m. with Matt Dunn. Sarah Hobbs follows at 5:30 p.m., and Jake Hooker & The Outsiders will perform at 8:00 p.m. For additional information, visit www.facebook.com/ribeyeroundup. This is such a fun AND delicious event!
The 9th Annual Help-A-Child Tractor Pull and Cook-off will be held Saturday, October 8th at 9 a.m.
Help-A-Child will host their 9th Annual Tractor Pull with a Chili and Brisket Cook-off on Saturday, October 8th beginning at 9 a.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center. The Antique Tractor Pull and Show will begin at 9 a.m. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted for the charities. The Chili Cook-off begins at 11:30 a.m. with all you can eat chili and Dutch Oven cobbler for $5. There will be a Live Public Auction at noon, and the Brisket Cook-off begins at 3 p.m. The winners of the Brisket Cook-off will be announced at 5 p.m. The Stone Groove Band will play at 5 p.m. featuring Sadie Evans, the 2016 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen. Finally, the Hot-Rod Garden Tractor Pull will be held at 6 p.m. Tickets for that are $10 and will be sold at the door beginning at 4 p.m. The Help-A-Child benefit is conducted by the Sulphur Bluff Masonic Lodge #246, the Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge #221, the Hopkins Masonic Lodge #180, and the Delta Masonic Lodge #1240.
The Senior Citizens Center will host a Walk to Remember on Thursday, October 6th at 6 p.m.
The Senior Citizens Center will host a Walk to Remember benefiting Terrific Tuesdays on Thursday, October 6th at 6 p.m. The Walk will be held at The Gardens at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs. The goal is to pause and remember friends and loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Senility, and Stroke. There is a $20 registration fee that includes a t-shirt. Sponsor booths with information and goodies will be in attendance. For more information, contact Karon Weatherman at (903) 885-1661. Terrific Tuesdays meets each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. at First United Methodist Church.
Trinity Harvest Hosts Biker Sunday on October 9th at 10:30 a.m.
Trinity Harvest will host Biker Sunday on October 9th at 10:30 a.m. Biker Sunday will be a fun day with free food, biker games, and door prizes. Trinity Harvest is located at 1150 Shannon Road E in Sulphur Springs. For more information, visit www.thcog.org.
Tuesday, October 11th is the date for the 10th Annual Senior Citizens Expo
The Hopkins County Marketers Association is hosting the 10th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Tuesday, October 11th from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at League Street Church of Christ, 1100 S. League Street in Sulphur Springs. There will be free health screenings and checks including cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, height/weight, body composition, and blood oxygen levels. Educational information will available on pre-need counseling, hospice, home health, durable medical equipment and insurance questions. Flu shots will also be available.
Texas A&M University – Commerce is hosting Rachel Cruz on Tuesday, October 11th at 5:30 p.m.
#1 Best Selling Author, Rachel Cruz, daughter of Dave Ramsey, will speak at Texas A&M University – Commerce in the Ferguson Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11th. The admission is free, and the first 300 attendees will receive a free copy of her new book, 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want.
The Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2016 Stew Cook Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 6 p.m.
All cooks signed up for the 47th Annual Stew Cook-off will need to attend the Cooks Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 6 p.m. at the Southwest Dairy Museum. Cooks will receive their grocery reimbursement check from the Chamber, their goodie bags, and a list of rules and regulations for the Stew Cook-off. Please make plans to be there!!! T-shirts will be available for purchase that night.
Pumpkins-on-the-Square presented by SSDBA will be held Saturday, October 15th
Pumpkins-on-the-Square, a tasting and table scaping, will be held on Saturday, October 15th. Contestant Entry Cost is $20, and participants ages 18 or younger are $10. Judging will be held at 10 a.m. on Celebration Plaza. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and is free to the public. Contestants make enter one or more food items including soup, bread, dessert, or miscellaneous. The table scaping rules state that a pumpkin must be incorporated into the design. Please call Linda Galligher at Alliance Bank, (903) 885-2187, for additional information and to submit registrations. If you love pumpkin, this event was made for you!!!
Celebration Plaza’s Yoga on the Square will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Celebration Market will be held on Celebration Plaza from 6-10 p.m. and the Monty Tipps will provide your entertainment starting at 7:30 p.m.