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September’s Calendar Features Local Events for Fun and Giving

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September 2018 is getting off to a running start, with plans for two benefit walks, an awards banquet, a quilt show, a beauty pageant and the brick street vintage market. Here’s the where and when!

The Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild’s 19th Annual Quilt Show is a two-day event, to be held inside The Roc of First Baptist Church at 115 Putman Street. Over 120 new and vintage quilts will be hung for display, also quilt vendors and children’s activities make it a fun experience for every age. Hours are 9am-5pm Friday September 14 and 9am til 3pm Saturday Septembe 15. Admission is $5 person, children 12 and under free. More details can be found at Proceeds go to local charitable causes.

The Downtown Business Alliance will host the Brick Street Vintage Market in downtown Sulphur Springs starting at 8am on Saturday September 15. Booths on Connally Street and on the Plaza will offer vintage decor, antiques and an arts and crafts market. There will be demonstrations of furniture painting, quilting, machine embroidery, winetasting, pizza tossing plus giveaways and prizes. Be sure and visit the many coffeeshops, restaurants, retail  and boutiques in the district. There’s  B&B and hotel lodging if you come for the weekend! 

The 3rd annual Fruit of the Spirit Awards Banquet is planned for Saturday September 15 at 3pm inside the Sulphur Springs High School Cafeteria. Sponsored annual by Color Blind Ministries, this event will recognize nine individuals for their contribution to the local community. Enjoy musical entertainment during the banquet style meal, meet guest speaker Everson Walls, Dallas Cowboys 4-time Pro-Bowl and Hall of Famer and get his autographed book. Tickets are $25 available at Color Blind Mininsitries at Como, Good News Christian Bookstore inside the VF Outlet, Legacy Hospice at 301 Gilmer Street, and at Sulphur Springs High School office. Find out more at

On Saturday September 22, five local ladies will join other contestants in the Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant to be held in Tyler, Texas’ Holiday Inn Hotel. Talent and evening gown competitions will begin at 7pm. Tickets are $17 each at the door. The local contestants placed in the Ms. Hopkins County Pageant held earlier in 2018, and have earned the right to advance to the State pageant. Friends of Jan Gray, Valerie Ross, Vender Wright, Linda Pickle-Hill and Ms. Hopkins County Senior Mary Ivey are encouraged to attend and show support as they make their bid for the Texas crown.

Tuesday September 25 will begin the series of “2018 Walk to Remember” with a mini-walk at the Seniors Center at 9:30am. Watch for other Walks to be held in October. Also known as the fundraising “Alzheimer’s Walk”,  proceeds from each benefit the Terrific Tuesdays Club of Sulphur Springs. Get details at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center, 903-885-1661.

The Mothers Against Drunk Driving “Walk Like Madd” event in Sulphur Springs is planned for Saturday September 29 to begin at 8pm at Shannon Oaks Church. The 2018 walk will observe 10 years of support from Hopkins County. All ages can participate in the walk. Find out more at or phone 903-534-6000.

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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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