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Chamber Connection August 30, 2018

Tomorrow is the last day for the 3rd 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, 2016 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!

The 49th Stew Contest will be held on Saturday, October 27th, in Buford Park in Sulphur Springs.  Stew sponsorship letters and cook letters have been mailed. Friday, September 14th is the deadline to keep your stew site from last year.  On Monday, September 17th, all unclaimed sites will become available to new cooks. If you would like to sponsor stew or cook stew this year, please give us a call at (903) 885-6515, and we will get you an entry form.  If you are interested in judging stew, please call the Chamber or email me at [email protected] with your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Clayton Homes is hosting a Football Kick-off Event

Clayton Homes is hosting a Football Kick-off Event on Saturday, September 1st from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be located at Clayton Homes, 2600 Industrial Road in Sulphur Springs.  Come meet the team that can make your dream a reality!  There will are offering thousands off new homes, free pizza, and a chance to win a family 4 pack to the State Fair of Texas.  Make plans to stop by and check out this great opportunity!

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild hosting their annual quilt show

The Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild is hosting their annual quilt show on Friday, September 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, September 15th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The show will be held at The ROC which is located at 115 Putnam Street in Sulphur Springs. This year the Quilt Guild is celebrating their 20th anniversary and is having a special feature called the “Supper Quilt” by Donald E. Locke.  This is a quilt that depicts “The Last Supper” inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. Dr. Locke will be speaking about the quilt on Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and again on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Seating for the presentation is limited. Quilt show admission is $5.00, and children under 12 are free.  In addition, raffle tickets are available at $1.00 per ticket or 6 for $5.00 for the 2018 Raffle Quilt called “Something Blue”.  For more information, visit

Brick Street Vintage Market is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring a Brick Street Vintage Market on Saturday, September 15th, 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 and businesses will be here participating as wineries, galleries, antiques, fashion boutiques, homemade ice cream, kitchen items, restaurants, and even more.  You don’t want to miss this!

Workforce Solutions will host its annual LEAP Conference on September 21st from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting its annual LEAP (Learning Endorsements and Professions) Youth Expo on Friday, September 21st.  This event is very much like a job fair except that it is geared to educate eighth graders and help guide them as they make their endorsement selections heading into high school.  Workforce Solutions is seeking a wide variety of companies and businesses to attend the LEAP Youth Expo to describe your business and expose eighth graders to all career avenues after graduation. Since students now choose their high school endorsements while in eighth grade, the Expo is perfect for them.  Over the past two years, they’ve had difficulty getting a veterinarian, doctor, dentist, orthodontist, pilot, author, artist, musician, architect, and sports/personal trainer.  Please consider attending this Expo and taking visuals and information to give away.  They will be so thankful to have you there!  Please call Bart Spivy at (903)794-9490 ext. 513 with any questions.

Walk Like MADD event is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th

The annual Walk Like MADD event is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th at Shannon Oaks Church in Sulphur Springs at 6 p.m.  MADD would like to encourage businesses, individuals, and community groups to participate by forming a team and coming out to the walk on September 29th.  The event is a glow walk and is a great activity for family and friends.

Danna’s Buffalo Girls’ Flea Market and Swap on October 11-13

Danna’s Buffalo Girls’ will be having a flea market and swap event on October 11, 12 & 13 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  They are currently looking for vendors as well as shoppers who are ready to shop, swap, and eat.  Expect to experience eclectic finds, shabby chic, rustic, western/urban, Victorian traditional, backyard or barn sale items, tools, guns, vintage antiques and homemade items.  Visit or call 903-439-7091 for more information.

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

Author: Staff Reporter

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