It’s Thanksgiving week!!! There is always something to be thankful for, and it feels good to live with a thankful heart. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here are some things to on Thanksgiving and the week following.
SHOP LOCAL events are Saturday, November 26!
The Chamber of Commerce and Sulphur Springs are promoting a “Shop Local” Saturday for your Christmas shopping. For Hopkins County to remain the amazing place that it is, we must support our own local community so that our merchants can continue to offer all your needs. Here are some Chamber members offering discounts for Shop Local Saturday:
- Party Gear Plus is offering 25% off your purchase
- doTerra Essential Oils with Abita Beasley is offering a Free Spa Room diffuser with enrollment order of at least 100PV (903-335-5003);
- Marlene’s Sass & Class Boutique will have 25% off all boot socks, $10.00 off all jeans, and Buy one shirt and get one vest or jacket for 25% off
- Jay Hodge Chevrolet will give employees of any Chamber business $200 below GM supplier pricing and $100 below NADA retail book value on pre-owned vehicles in stock
- Fox & Fig will have giveaways all day and tote bags for the first customers
- The Bookworm Box is offering 10% off all purchases and a FREE gift with a purchase over $50
- Celebration Antiques & Sweet Shoppe is offering 25 to 50% off select items
- The Potato House is offering 10% off your meal with mention of this promotion
- P-31 Fitness with Krista Morrill is offering 20% off your December registration for new members. Email [email protected] to get your coupon code!
- Phinesse Farm Winery will have $4 Wineritas and buy two bottles of wine get the third half price
Please do your part in supporting our local businesses!
6th Annual Turkey Trot scheduled for Thanksgiving Day on Celebration Plaza
Get ready to make room for your Thanksgiving meal by participating in the 6th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 24th, on Celebration Plaza. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. with a $30 entry fee. The 10K Run will also begin at 8 a.m. with a $40 entry fee. Pace for the 10K is 12 minutes per mile. There is also a Kids Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. for ages 10 and under. Entry fee for the Fun Run is $5. Register at Fieldhouse Sports by November 12th to guarantee your t-shirt. Packet pick up is scheduled for Wednesday, November 23rd, at the ROC from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pictures with Santa on Celebration Plaza Saturday, November 26th
Bright Star Church is hosting Pictures with Santa on Celebration Plaza on Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make plans to have pictures made this Saturday!
Boy Scouts Troop 66 is hosting Teepees on the Square Saturday, November 26th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Boy Scouts Troop 66 is hosting Teepees on the Square on Saturday, November 26th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in celebration of American Heritage Month. They will have demonstrations on the square for all to see!
Heritage Park will host Christmas in the Park on Saturday, November 26th at 5:30 p.m.
Heritage Park will host their annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday, November 26th beginning at 5:30 p.m. While in the park, visitors can enjoy a spectacle of lights, strolling carolers, musicians, a live nativity scene, and Santa Claus. Free hot cocoa, coffee, punch, cookies and other goodies are served in various building on the grounds. Most of the historic buildings are open, with volunteers dressed in period costumes to help give the feeling of stepping into the past. The festival will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The $3 admission ticket is eligible for one of our many door prizes to be given away, compliments of local business owners.
11th Annual Blue Santa Drive at Wal-Mart on Monday – Tuesday, November 28th and 29th
The Way and Thunder Country are hosting the 11th Annual Blue Santa Drive on Monday, November 28th and Tuesday November 29th at Wal-Mart. They will be accepting toy donations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is a toy drive sponsored by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department, Sulphur Springs Police Department, and the Sulphur Springs Fire Department. Blue Santa benefits over 1,000 local children by supporting local charities such as The Salvation Army Angel Tree, Can Help, and Empty Stocking.
Merle Norman is hosting an Open House November 29th -December 3rd
Merle Norman is hosting an Open House from November 29th to December 3rd. Tuesday the 29th through Friday the 2nd, the Open House is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, December 3rd, please pop in the Open House between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Merle Norman will give 10% off retain during the Open House hours. Be the first to shop limited-edition gift sets and experience festive makeup looks at the year’s most special beauty event for Merle Norman. Merle Norman is located at 202 Davis Street North in Sulphur Springs.
Reed’s Auto Detail will host a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, December 1st to mark their new location
Reed’s Auto Detail will host a Ribbon Cutting Celebration to open their new location at 412 Main Street in Sulphur Springs. Please come by and check out the new location!
Phinesse Farms Winery will host a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, December 1st at 5 p.m.
Phinesse Farms Winery, located at 223 Main Street in Sulphur Springs, will host their Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, December 1st at 5 p.m. They will have refreshments and samples of their Hopkins County grown wines. Please make plans to stop in, check it out, and welcome Phinesse Farms Winery!
Lights of Life Tree Lighting is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st, at 6 p.m. in the Gardens at CHRISTUS
The Lights of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 1st, at 6 p.m. in the Gardens at CHRISTUS. You can make a $25 donation to be given in honor or memory of someone. This donation will be represented as a light on the Lights of Life Christmas tree, and with a luminary that will line the walkway leading to the Christmas tree. You can take the luminary home as a remembrance of your loved one. There will also be pictures with Santa, Christmas carols, cookies and hot chocolate. Please contact the Healthcare Foundation for additional information, (903) 438-4799. Please mail your donations to: 115 Airport Road, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482. The deadline for luminaries is November 30th.
Community Seeds will hold 7th Annual Christmas Benefit on Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Community Seeds will hold their 7th Annual Christmas Benefit including prime rib and live entertainment on Thursday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Greenville, Texas. The proceeds will benefit the poor and underserved people of Hunt, Rains, and Hopkins Counties. Individual seating is $75 per seat, table sponsorship is $2500 to seat eight, and corporate sponsorship is $2500 and seats 12. Please RSVP by phone or email by November 12th. The number to call is (903) 634-5673 and the email is [email protected].
The CASA Cookie Walk is scheduled for Friday, December 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon
CASA will host the annual Cookie Walk on Friday, December 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs in the Family Life Center. Cookies are $5.00 per pound. You can choose the cookies you would like to take home. Make plans to cookie shop on December 2nd!
Lion’s Club will host the 9th Annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m.
The Lion’s Club is hosting the 9th Annual Christmas Parade presented by Carriage House Manor on Friday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. The parade begins at Buford Park and goes East on Connally Street to the square. It turns left onto Church Street and left on Houston Street to end in the Gerald Prim Stadium parking lot. Line-up begins at 3:00 p.m. on December 2nd. Registrations are due by noon on Tuesday, November 29th. There is no entry fee, but donations are accepted if made payable to the Sulphur Springs Lions Club. All entries must be decorated with working Christmas lights.
Sister Babyz 5th Annual “Give Back” Fashion Show is scheduled for Friday, December 2nd, at 6:30 p.m.
Sister Babyz Boutique is hosting their 5th Annual Fashion Show on Friday, December 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. at The Venue at 219 on Main Street. Sister Babyz will match all contributions of up to $3,000 to benefit the Angels from the Salvation Army in our area. There will be door prizes, gift card giveaways, live music, a photo booth, refreshments, and a hot chocolate bar (provided by Idzi Bitsy Bakery).
Hopkins County presents A Christmas Carol on December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at the SSISD Auditorium
For the first time ever, the fine arts organizations of Hopkins County are coming together to bring Sulphur Springs a truly special event! The Main St. Theatre’s Community Players, Northeast Texas Symphony League, and the Northeast Texas Choral Society are joining forces to present “A Christmas Carol: The Musical”. The Bright Star League of Cultural Arts is also helping with coordinating this production. The performances will be Friday, December 2nd, Saturday, December 3rd, both at 7:30pm. There will be a third performance on Sunday, December 4th at 2pm. All performances will be held at the Sulphur Springs High School Auditorium at the Civic Center. Please help the local arts by getting your tickets at communitychristmascarol.com and come spend #ChristmasTogether! Tickets are $20 for General Admission and $35 for VIP.
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. Contact information is Tom Young at [email protected], (903) 413-1673 or Debbie Young at [email protected]; (903) 243-1235.
Before I go, let me express my deep sadness about the loss a great man, journalist, historian, and devoted friend, Bobby McDonald. He was loved by this community and he loved everyone here. We can pay our respects to Bobby on Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at the Civic Center. Bobby the community aware of everything that was happening in the county with your reports and wonderful pictures. Thank you, Bobby, and you will surely be missed by all.
I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving and please take a moment to be thankful for Bobby McDonald!