by Lezley Brown
Fall is here, and you know what that means… the 47th Annual Stew Contest is a heartbeat away! The 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 that evening in the SSISD Auditorium.
Yesterday Once More hosted their ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, September 22nd at noon
Yesterday Once More is a new retail store located downtown at 211 ½ Main Street in Sulphur Springs. They specialize in vintage home décor and accessories as well as custom farm tables and other furniture. This is such a fun place to find gifts and unique items for your home. Please make plans to stop and shop!
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.
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 HC Fall Festival is hosting their Business After Hours on Thursday, October 6th from 5-6:30 p.m.
The Hopkins County Fall Festival will be holding their Business After Hours Mixer and Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, October 6th from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Sulphur Springs. There will be finger foods, desserts, beer, wine and door prizes. For more information, visit www.hopkinscountyfallfestival.com.
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.
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.
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.
Fall Festival is holding their annual Golf Tourney on Monday, October 10th at noon
The Hopkins County Fall Festival will be holding their annual golf tournament on Monday, October 10th at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. Tee Off will be a noon, and you may register before the event. They are in need of additional teams!! Please call Tracy Dennis at (903)243-1925 to register!
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.
Summit Dental will host their Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, October 13th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Summit Dental will hold a ribbon cutting and Open House celebration to welcome their new dentist, Elizabeth Jaynes, on Thursday, October 13th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. They are located at 422 Oak Avenue in Sulphur Springs. Please make plans to come by and network with our Chamber family at Summit Dental.
CBJ will host a Business After Hours on Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m.
CBJ Embroidery & Screen Printing is hosting a Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the opening of their new location at 321 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs. They are inviting everyone to come by to see their newly remodeled building and to enjoy food and drinks. Please place this event on your calendar!
Pumpkins-on-the-Square presented by SSDBA will be held Saturday, October 15th
Pumpkins-on-the-Square, a tasting and table scaping competition, will be held on Saturday, October 15th. Contestants may enter the contest in two ways. You make compete by cooking one of the following pumpkin dishes: bread, soup, dessert or miscellaneous pumpkin goodness. You may also compete by creating a table scape. The table scaping rules state that a pumpkin must be incorporated into the design. 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. To enter the competition, go to any business with a Pumpkins-on-the-Square poster and pick up a registration form. You may also go to www.sulphurspringsdba.com. Call Billie Ruth at (903) 439-0862 with any questions.
I hope you all have a great weekend! We are going to catch the Rangers last game before Playoff Season starts! Go Rangers!!