About 300 Hopkins County 4H and FFA members invite you to meet them and see their livestock projects during the Hopkins County Jr. Market Livestock Shows on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday February 23 and 24 in the Civic Center arena. Top-scoring animals and their exhibitors will be selected for the Sale of Champions on Saturday at 1pm with free admission for spectators. A fundraiser stew lunch will be offered at noon.
A fundraiser BBQ lunch for Wister “Bo” Godbolt will be held on Friday February 24 from 10 am til 2 pm at the H.W. Grays Building. Cost is $7.50 per plate with brisket, links, baked beans, potato salad and drink. Proceeds go to a wheelchair lift for family vehicle. To order plates, call Ricky Godbolt 903-439-4515.
Persons who wish to receive free Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) training can attend a series of three Saturday sessions at Hopkins County Fire Station #20 on February 25, March 4 and March 11 from 8:30am until 4pm. Training and certification is open to men, women and adult-supervised youth, and is sanctioned through FEMA. Contact Fire Cheif Endsley at 903-951-8096 for full details.
Decorated Marine Corps Veteran Tim Lee will speak in three inspirational sessions on Sunday February 26 at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Times are 8:30am, 11am and 6pm. The public is invited to the free event.
Sulphur Springs Public Library will offer a free program “Why Do I Need a Will?” on Thursday March 2 from 6-8 pm. The program with Q & A session will be offered by local attorney Joel Sheffield. Refreshments will be served.
On Saturday March 4, the Pilot Club of Sulphur Springs “Spring Brunch” will feature a Branson-style Musical Comedy show by Robert Burkhart, a delicious brunch and fellowship. The event will be held at 10 am at League Street Church of Christ. Tickets to attend are $20 each from any Pilot Club member or at 903-348-5099 or 243-0979.
Spring Concert by the Northeast Texas Choral Society is set for May 6 and 7 in the SSHS Auditorium. The concert is titled “Touchstone”. Find out more about the singers and the season at netchoral.org.
The 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival plans a full calendar June 9 – 17 including the Parade on Saturday June 10 and Pageant on Saturday June 17. Theme for the 58th annual festival is “It’s Your Moo-ve”
Ladies age 60 and older who wish to enter the 2017 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant are invited to contact Karon Weatherman at the Sr’s Center in Sulphur Springs. The pageant will be held on Saturday June 10 at League Street Church of Christ, with winners advancing to the Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant later this year. Lavonne Elam is current Ms. Hopkins County Senior. Find out more at mstexasseniorclassicpageant.com.