By Lezley Brown, CEO/president, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
I’m excited to let you know that we have begun work on the 2020 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory. We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls, and even hometown heroes who are interested in learning more about our local businesses. They include historical information as well all things to the see and do in Hopkins County. The best part is, they include an alphabetical and categorical listing of your business.
LeeAnn Peugh, with Echo Publishing, will be contacting you in the next few weeks to see if you are interested in placing an ad in the directory. The rates are affordable, and one of the best ways to represent your business. I hope you will consider this a wise investment with over 7,000 opportunities for business exposure. You may also contact the Chamber, and I will pass your information along to her.
I’m proud to produce this book telling all about the place we love. I hope you will join me in the journey!
Also, just a quick reminder that the Chamber will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m.
Fourth annual Salute the Veterans Cook-off
The fourth annual Salute the Veterans Cook-off on will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 starting at 8 a.m. at the Hopkins County Heritage Park located at 416 North Jackson St. in Sulphur Springs. All-you-can-eat BBQ begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, and free for veterans, active duty, and children under 6. Proceeds will benefit Operation Victor Echo Tango.
Veterans Memorial Unveiling of Killed in Action Sculpture
The Freedom Ball Committee is having a very special ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial to unveil the new sculpture and dedicate the KIA names recently etched on the walls.
Congressman John Ratcliffe will be the special guest, and hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided.
Danna’s Buffalo Girls’ Flea Market & Swap on November 8-9
Danna’s Buffalo Girls’ will be having a Flea Market & Swap event Nov. 8 and 9 beginning at 9 a.m. at 20670 Highway 11 East in Winnsboro. Vendors are wanted as well as shoppers and “junque” lovers who are ready to shop, swap, and eat. Visit www.dannasfleamarketstyle.com or call 903-439-7091 for more information.
Veterans Day Parade scheduled for Nov. 9
A Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9, in Sulphur Springs to honor those who have served us. Beginning at 10 a.m., the parade will begin at Prim Stadium, head down Houston St., go through the downtown square, and continue out to the Brookshire’s. Grand Marshall for the parade is Clayton McGraw.
Designer Bag Bingo
The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation is hosting a Designer Bag Bingo Night on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., and tickets are for sale for $30. That
ticket price gets you ten rounds of BINGO for a chance to win a designer bag by Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, and more. Tickets are available at Alliance Bank, City National Bank, and Guaranty Bank
Chaffer’s Place to host fundraiser
Chaffer’s Place is hosting a fundraising dinner on Monday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the ROC in Sulphur Springs. This fundraiser will allow for assistance with alternative schooling, higher learning, and arts and culture in the community. For more information, please visit www.ckproductions.info or call 470-848-2246.
Wesley Methodist Church Fall Round-up
Wesley United Methodist Church is hosting their 41st Annual Fall Round Up on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be Hopkins County Stew, a silent auction, country store, and a live auction. Tickets are $6 for adults, and $3 for children. Visit www.wesleysst.org/fallroundup for more information.
Lion’s Club will host the 12th Annual Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 6
The Lion’s Club is hosting the 11th Annual Christmas Parade Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The parade usually begins at Buford Park and goes East on Connally Street to the square, turns left onto Church Street, and left on Houston Street to end in the Gerald Prim Stadium parking lot (watch the Lion’s Club Facebook page for possible route changes due to construction on Connally Street). You may pick up registration forms and rules at the
Chamber of Commerce. Registration forms must be received by noon on Tuesday, December 4.
Aflac held their ribbon cutting celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at noon at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 110 Main St. in Sulphur Springs.