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Chamber Connection August 17, 2017

Time is running out to enter the 2nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Photography Contest!  Let me review the basics.  Anyone of any age can enter as we have a children’s category.  The picture must be newer than January 1, 2015, and must have been taken in Hopkins County. The contest will be open from August 1st to August 31st.  There are seven categories you may enter: Natural World, Travel, People, The Hopkins County Experience, Altered Images, Mobile, and Children’s Category. Only digital images are accepted (no prints). To submit your photograph, email the picture to [email protected].  Rules and releases will be available on the Chamber of Commerce website.  I cannot wait to see your beautiful photos!

Just so you know… the Hopkins county Stew Contest is peering around the corner!  Every year, the Chamber allows a non-profit organization to sell drinks at the Stew Cook-off.  There are several rules and regulations to follow, but if you are interested in placing your organization’s name in the hat, please call the Chamber.  You will be asked to come in and sign an understanding agreement in regards to rules and expectations.  Deadline for volunteers is August 26th.  Once we have all our volunteers in place, we will literally pick one out of a hat and award drink sales to that organization.  Please call if you have any questions.

WIC is hosting a Fiesta for National Breastfeeding Month on Friday, August 18th

WIC is hosting a Fiesta Celebration for National Breastfeeding Month on Friday, August 18th, at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Medical Plaza.  The Fiesta is

sponsored by WIC & BIBS.  For more information, please contact Angela Burnich at (816) 344-2353.

Reilly Springs Jamboree presents Hanah & Hailee on August 19th at 7 p.m.

The Reilly Springs Community Center presents Hanah & Hailee, Country Duo, on Saturday, August 19th at 7 p.m.  Admission is $10.00 per person, and you will surely get your money’s worth.  The Jamboree is held at the Reilly Springs Community Center, 109 CR 1439, in Sulphur Springs.

Here is more big news from the Reilly Springs Jamboree: Three Reilly Springs Jamboree alumni are headed to the red carpet at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville!  12-year-old fiddler Jack Phillips from Sulphur Bluff and the “Two Hearts” high-school duo from Winnsboro have been nominated in Country categories for the new multi-genre awards organization.  Jack is up for Artist of the Year in the 6-12 year-old division. Sisters Hanah and Hailee got nominations in Artist, Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year categories in the 13 and up division. The girls will also be among performers at a pre-awards event on Saturday September 16th, 2017. Families and friends of the nominees will be in the awards ceremony audience on Sunday, September 17th in Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Tickets to the event are available at

Clayton Law Firm is celebrating their opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 24th

The Law Firm of C. Don Clayton is celebrating their grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 24th at noon.  They are located at 200 Church Street, Suite B, in Sulphur Springs.  Make plans to stop in and welcome Mr. Clayton!

Hunt County Regional is hosting the Mobile Mammography Coach on August 24th

Hunt County Regional Hospital is bringing the Tubby Adkisson Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach to town on August 24th, to the Spring Village Shopping Center in Sulphur Springs. Most insurance accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. They can assist with payment resources for uninsured/income-eligible women or those who choose to pay cash. For help with payment resources, please call The Bridge Breast Network at (214) 821-3820 ext. 21.  To schedule individual screening mammograms, please call (903) 408-5010.  Appointments and pre-registration are requested.


The Hopkins County Fall Festival presents Emerald City Band on Friday, August 25th

The Emerald City Band will be performing on Friday, August 25th, at the Hopkins County Civic Center Arena.  The general admission to the concert is free.  For VIP ticket information, call (903)243-1925 or email [email protected].

First Baptist Church is offering a Beth Moore Simulcast on September 16th

First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs is offering a Beth Moore Simulcast called “Captivated: The Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road”.  The simulcast will be held on Saturday, September 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  This is a free event, but you must register at, or in the church office, or at ROC to attend.

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild’s Annual Quilt Show is scheduled for September 15th and 16th

The Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild is hosting their 18th Annual Quilt Show on Friday, September15th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, September 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Door prizes are given away throughout the day, and children’s activities are available, too!  The quilt show will be located at the ROC, 115 Putnam Street in Sulphur Springs.

Brick Street Vintage Market is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring a Brick Street Vintage Market on Saturday, September 16th, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  It will be located downtown on Connally and Gilmer streets.  Many local and out of town vendors will be here participating in this first-time event.  You don’t want to miss this!

Texas AgriLife Extension Office is hosting many classes this month, and here they are:

 Course:  Free Marriage Education Workshop.  This informative workshop is offered to married couples, engaged couples, and seriously-dating couples.  Come and discuss ways to improve communication skills, marriage expectations, conflict resolution, money management, and more!

Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas

Date and Time:  August 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There is no cost, and lunch is provided

Facilitator:  Johanna Hicks

RSVP to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 903-885-3443

Note:  Engaged couples who complete this workshop will receive a gift certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license!

Course:  Cooking Well with Diabetes.  Attend this series of four fun-filled, interactive classes packed with research-based information and delicious diabetes-friendly recipes.

Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas

Dates:  Series of 4 classes, September 12, 14, 19 and 24

Times:  1:30 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. (choice)

Cost:  $25, payable at the first session

Call 903-885-3443 to reserve your space or if you need additional information.

Etiquette by Emily is hosting Cotillion classes starting in September

Etiquette by Emily is hosting Cotillion classes that are scheduled to begin Monday, September 18th at 5:30. Reserve your spot before they’re gone. Classes will be located at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast. It will run weekly for four weeks. Cost is $75 per student, and there is a discount for siblings. Call 903-243-6222 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot!

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

Author: Staff Reporter

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