BY LEZLEY BROWN, CEO/President, 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.
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! Deadline to order is Friday, Aug. 14 by noon.
It’s time for the 5th 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 Jan. 1, 2018 and must have been taken in Hopkins County. The contest will be open from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31. 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!
Kjc Beauty Supply is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration
Kjc Beauty Supply, located at 1217 Broadway St. in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration on Monday, Aug. 10, at noon. Please make plans to stop by to learn about this new business and welcome them 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 West Shannon Road in Sulphur Springs.
Wynar Unique Living held their ribbon cutting celebration
Wynar Unique Living held their ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, July 31, at noon. They are located at 143 Lee Street in Sulphur Springs. Wynar is a service that cares for elderly patients who are unable to live at home alone but are not ready to move into a skilled care facility.
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 Aug. 6, La Quinta Inn and Suites. You can read biographical stories at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and Instagram page.