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Chamber Connection for July 23: Latest Stew Contest News

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By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce

I know that you are all wondering about the 2020 Stew Contest, and whether or not it will be cancelled. The answer is … we don’t know yet, but the Chamber is doing everything in our power to plan this year’s stew in a
way that will keep everyone safe. Cooks’ letters have been mailed out this week. Once we know how many cooks will be cooking in the contest, we will take our safety and logistics plan to our city and county officials. We will all sit down together to make a decision.

Hopkins County Stew t-shirt

Until then, we have something fun for you! Last year, we sold a very limited number of shirts that we named Stew + 75482. We are bringing these back by popular demand! These are not the shirts that will be sold for the 51st Annual Contest (BRACE yourself for those!), but these shirts celebrate Stew and the location in which it is held. You may purchase these in short sleeves, long sleeves, and hoodies; and you may choose light grey or royal blue. Call the Chamber to place your order!

The deadline is fast approaching for the upcoming Adult Leadership class. The Adult Leadership Class is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins county Chamber of Commerce. The
course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders. Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine-month session, with meetings
held once a month. For more information and to get an application, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515. Deadline to apply is Aug. 1.

Bare Bones BBQ & Soul Food hosts ribbon cutting

Bare Bones BBQ & Soul Food will host a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, July 23, at noon. They are located outside of Backstory Brewery, 211 Magnolia Street in Sulphur Springs. Make plans to come by and welcome this business to Hopkins County. Please wear a mask if attending.

Goodwill is hosting a bottled water drive

Goodwill is having a Bottled Water Donation Drive from July 15 through Aug. 15. They are collecting cases of water (6 bottles and up) to deliver to the homeless shelters and food banks. They will accept water donations at our local store located at 1320 Shannon Road West in Sulphur Springs.

Hunt Regional is offering Mobile Mammography Coach in Sulphur Springs

Hunt Regional Hospital is offering the Tubby Adkisson Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach on July 29 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 pre-registration are requested.

Business Highlight

Northeast Texas Heart of Hope

During the year 2020, The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is highlighting a business each week.

Please join me in congratulating our Business of the Week for July 23, Northeast Texas Heart of Hope. You can read biographical stories at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and Instagram page.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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