Chamber Connection: Wall That Heals, Car Show, Mabel’s Foundation, Miracles Made On Connally, Turkey Trot

The Wall That Heals

By Butch Burney

The Wall That Heals, the Vietnam Veterans replica memorial, will be in Sulphur Springs Nov. 4-7, at the Sulphur Springs High School track. The three-quarter sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., along with a Mobile Education Center, arrived in Sulphur Springs on Tuesday, escorted by Patriot Guard Riders, law enforcement, and fire department personnel. 

This year 2021 has been nationally designated as the year to “Welcome Home America’s Vietnam Veterans,” and The Wall That Heals will help do that.

It will be open 24 hours a day during its time in Sulphur Springs, so make time to visit the memorial and welcome the thousands of visitors who will be in Hopkins County this week!

Facebook: The Wall That Heals, Sulphur Springs, TX 

The Sulphur Springs Public Library will host an Items Left Behind display Nov. 8-19, which will feature artifacts left by visitors.

Heritage Square Car Show

Car Show

The Heritage Square Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, rain or shine. The show, sponsored by the Downtown Business Alliance, will be held downtown for vehicles model 1987 or older. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m.

For more information, email [email protected].

Mabel’s Foundation

Mabel’s Foundation, a Mexican children’s refuge, will have its second Annual Trade School Dinner to support Nuevo Progreso Trade Schools from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Lake Fork Baptist Church in Alba. Lasagna with all the fixings will be served, and an offering will be taken at the door. Carry out or sit down is available.

You can call 605-431-9654 ahead of time.

Miracles Made on Connally Street

Miracles Made on Connally Street is the name of the CASA Christmas Tree Raffle that will be conducted until Dec. 6. The raffle will be held Dec. 8, with all proceeds benefitting the children served by Lake Country CASA.

Tickets are $25 each and each tickets gives you a chance to win one of 12 small decorated Christmas trees.

For more information, call 903-885-1173 or visit CASA at 218 Connally St.

Turkey Trot

Make way for your holiday meals by participating in the 11th Annual Hopkins County Turkey Trot, benefiting Journey Road Ministries and Mothers Culture Club. It will be ran Thanksgiving Day morning, with a 5K and 10K each starting at 8 a.m. There will be a Kids Run Run at 7:30 a.m.

Entry fee for the 5K race is $30 and for the 10K race it’s $40. Register online at and search “Hopkins County Turkey Trot. Early registration ends Nov. 10.

Business Highlight

Bell Concrete

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is highlighting a member of the Chamber each week. Please join me in congratulating our Business of the Week for Nov. 3, Bell Concrete. You can read biographical stories at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and Instagram page.

Ribbon Cuttings

  • Masterpiece Ultrasound Boutique will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 468 Shannon Road West. We hope you will join us for the event.
  • G5 Cattle Company, located at 3445 Interstate 30 West, will have its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 13. Stop by and get some of their incredible Wagyu beef or have it delivered to your door.
Nexlink Ribbon Cutting
  • NexLink hosted a ribbon cutting at noon Wednesday, Oct. 27, at their office at 249 Heritage Court. We hope you will welcome them to our community.

Author: Taylor Davis

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