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Chamber Connection- May 9, 2019

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I have some big news to report about the Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-off. Shannon Oaks Church will be taking over the Ice Cream Freeze-off from the Chamber. So… what does this mean for you? It means that everything will be exactly the same! The Ice Cream Freeze-off will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. on the rear lawn of Shannon Oaks, just before the hot air balloon launch and glow. Tickets will be $5 for all-you-can-eat-while-it-lasts. To register to compete in the Ice Cream or to sponsor this wonderful event, please contact Josh Whitlock at (903) 885-6542, or visit their website at We all scream for ice cream!

Meraki is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch Event

Meraki, located at 217 Main St. in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch event on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This celebration is complete with mimosas and 10 percent off all purchases to celebrate moms with a Mother’s Day brunch.

Be Well, Live Well – Healthy Aging Series

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Hopkins County, is offering the “Be Well, Live Well – Healthy Aging” series. Topics include Be Independent, Eat Well; Be Able, Read the Label; Be Safe, Eat Safe; Be Creative, Plan Meals; and Be Fit, Move More. Recipe demonstrations and sampling will also be included. Dates are Mondays and Thursdays, May 13 and 16, at 10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 West Houston St., Sulphur Springs. There is no charge, but interested individuals are asked to call 903-885-3443 so adequate preparations can be made.

The Odd Couple, presented by Community Players

Community Players presents the Odd Couple, female version at the Main Street Theatre, 225 Main St. in Sulphur Springs, on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Additional show times are Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.; Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Seats are limited and can be purchase at

Chaffer’s Place presents their monthly concert

Chaffer’s Place, located at 410 Main St. in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a live concert called Motown, Soul, & Country A’ la Mode. Concert will be held on May 16, and doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. This includes dinner and a show! For more information call 470-848-2246 or visit

Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop

The Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 West Houston St., Sulphur Springs. Topics include marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goals and dreams. There is no charge for the workshop. Engaged couples will receive a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license. Please contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 to reserve seats. Lunch and refreshments provided.

Branded Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday, May 18

Our local Cowboy Churches along with Community Seeds will host and endorse the Branded Ranch Rodeo at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center on Saturday, May 18. Doors open at 4 p.m. where you will enjoy sortin’, a calf scramble, wild cow milkin’, muggin’ and bronc riding. Tickets are $5 per person (kids under 5 are free). This year’s proceeds support Community Seeds. For more information, visit

Hunt Regional is offering Mobile Mammography Coach in Sulphur Springs

Hunt Regional Hospital is offering the Tubby Adkisson Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach on May 23, in the Spring Village Shopping Center in Sulphur Springs. All insurances accepted at Hunt Regional are also accepted for the Mobile Mammography Coach, including Medicare and Medicaid. To schedule individual screening mammograms, please call (903) 408-5010. Appointments and preregistration are requested.

Clarion Pointe has scheduled Business After Hours

Clarion Pointe, located at 411 East Industrial Drive in Sulphur Springs, has scheduled their Business After Hours and ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, May 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please join us for networking, refreshments, and tours of the remodeled facility.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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