Chamber Connection: October 20th

Chamber Connection-October 20th


The 47th Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest will be held at Buford Park on Saturday, October 22nd.  Stew service will begin at 10:45 a.m.  Quart sales begin at 11:30 a.m., and the “Drive-Thru Stew” line will open at 12:30 p.m.  Stew tickets are already on sale at all local banks and at the Chamber of Commerce.  Tickets are All-You-Can-Eat Stew for $5.00 each. T-shirts will also be available for $10 each. The weather is forecasted to be beautiful, and we can’t wait to see you there! It finally time to Do The Stew!!!


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 and cost $17.50 each.  The concert will be held that evening in the SSISD Auditorium.  


The Fall Festival will host a Rodeo Concert & Dance on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

The Fall Festival will be hosting a Rodeo Concert and Dance in the Civic Center Arena of Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will feature Ed Burleson.  Tickets are available at the door for $3.  For more information, and a complete list of all the Fall Festival Activities this weekend, please visit


Summit Dental hosted their Open House Celebration on Thursday, October 13th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Summit Dental hosted an 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.  Welcome to Sulphur Springs Dr. Elizabeth Jaynes.


CBJ hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours on Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m.  

CBJ Embroidery & Screen Printing host a Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the opening of their new location at 321 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs.  They were eager to show all the guests their brand-new embroidery machines and how screen printing works.  Their facility and set-up is so impressive, and the staff is friendly and eager to help you with your embroidery and screen printing needs.



Brian Toliver Ford hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Friday, October 14th at noon

Brian Toliver Ford hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony for their new dealership on Friday, October 14th at noon.  They are beginning construction on their new dealership with an anticipated completion date of early Summer.


Cross Country Cowboy Church to host 7th Annual Fall Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, October 29th at 7 p.m.

Cross Country Cowboy Church is hosting their 7th Annual Fall Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, October 29th at 7 p.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center.  Tickets are $5, and the first 500 ticket holders receive a free meal of hamburger or hot dog, fries, and a drink.  Kids four and under may enter for free.  There is fun for the whole family including free kid scrambles, wild cow milkin’s, and a team bucket race.  There is a $600 entry fee to be a contestant in the rodeo.  Proceeds benefit local residents fighting cancer through the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation.  Contact Rowdy France for more information, (903) 243-2524.


Janeen’s Country Cottage celebrates 25 years on Tuesday, November 8th

Janeen’s Country Cottage will host a ribbon cutting and open house at 630 N. Davis Street in Sulphur Springs on Tuesday, November 8th from noon to 2 p.m. to celebrate 25 years of business!  Please make plans to come by the open house to congratulate Janeen and her staff, to eat some refreshments, and to visit with friends.  What an exciting time for Janeen’s Country Cottage!


Divorce Care held weekly at First United Methodist Church at 6:00 p.m.

Divorce Care is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal from the hurt of divorce or separation.  It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. You will learn practical information that will help you deal with the challenges of being divorced.  Best of all, you will gain hope, healing, and help for your future. Divorce Care Meets every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 beginning on October 5th at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs in the Open Door Sunday School Classroom.  This is found in the basement of the main building.  There is childcare if needed.  They will meet for 14 weeks with one week of a special session entitled “Surviving the Holidays”.  This is scheduled for November 16th. Contact information is Tom Young at [email protected], (903) 413-1673 or Debbie Young at [email protected]; (903) 243-1235.


The Senior Citizens Center is honoring local Veterans during the month of November

Karon Weatherman from the Senior Citizens Center is planning to honor local veterans during the month of November.  If you are a veteran and would like to have your photo on the wall at the Senior Citizens Center, please bring in or mail a photo of yourself in your military uniform.  These photos will be returned in excellent condition.   You may submit 5×7 photos, but nothing larger. The address to mail the photos is:  Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Blvd, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482. Photos need to be submitted by Friday, October 21st. The Senior Citizens Center is eager to say thank you to veterans for their service.


New members to the Chamber:

Welcome to our two new members of the Chamber of Commerce!  We are happy to welcome Frontier Communications at 121 Shannon Road in Sulphur Springs, and Palmer Event Rentals at 313 Main Street in Sulphur Springs.


I hope you all have a great weekend, and don’t forget to Do The Stew 2016!




Lezley Brown President/CEO Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce 300 Connally Street Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 903-885-6515-office 903-885-6516-fax

Lezley Brown
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
300 Connally Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


Author: Staff Reporter

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