Chamber Connection – Fun, Education and Charitable Activities Coming Up in March, April

Calendar Includes Golf Tourney, Sporting Challenge, Blood Drive, Health Seminar

By Butch Burney

Get your registration in now for the 33rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, coming to Sulphur Springs Country Club on Friday, April 8.

Last year, we had 35 teams participate in the fun day of golfing, and we hope to have more this year.

The tournament format is a six-person scramble, with the low net team putting their names on the trophy.

There are two tee times: 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The morning group is limited to 18 teams, while the afternoon group can have 25 teams maximum. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register early to get your choice of tee times.

Registration is $750 per team, and that includes three carts, 12 mulligans, six meals, range balls, company banner on hole No. 1 and sponsor list recognition. There are also opportunities to contribute goody bag items, hole sponsorships and for interactive hole sponsorships.

To register, go to the Chamber website at or call the office at 903-885-6515.

Patriot Sporting Challenge

The 4th Annual Lake Fork Patriot Sporting Challenge will be the day after the Chamber Golf Tournament, so you can make it a whole sporting weekend.

The Patriot Sporting Challenge, on April 9, is a special one-day event benefiting the families of military heroes with a morning competition of shooting, golfing and fishing and an even celebration of patriotism.

Each four-person team competes in two of the sporting challenges (shooting, golfing and fishing), and they all come together that evening at the Hopkins County Civic Center for a dinner and address from keynote speaker Greg Stube, Green Beret. Following that, there will be a concert/dance by Cooper Wade and band.

All proceeds from the event go to the Folds of Honor, a nonprofit providing education scholarships to the children and spouses of those killed or disabled in action.

For more information, go to, email [email protected] or text to 817-296-8985.

95th Annual Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet Awards

Chamber Banquet

Congratulations to all the recipients of the awards at the 95th Annual Chamber Membership Banquet last Thursday. I won’t go into the award winners since you read it here last week, but they all were deserving recipients.

I look forward to next year when we can honor the best that Hopkins County has to offer for 2022.

Grow and Go

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas

The Chamber has a vacancy in one of our Grow and Go offices. The Grow and Go is a business incubator that is designed to help small businesses get off the ground.

The 10 ½ x 12 ½ office is housed in the Chamber building at 110 Main Street. The rent is $250 per month for the first year, and that price includes use of the Chamber WiFi and printer.

If you’re interested, contact me at [email protected] or call 903-885-6515.

Blood Drive

Carter BloodCare bus will parked in the CHRISTUS’ front parking lot for local blood donations on Tuesday, March 15, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. As a thank you, all donors will receive a stainless steel water bottle while supplies last. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, contact Patricia Wilson at 903-438-4380 or call/text 800-366-2834.

Health Seminar

In partnership with CHRISTUS Health, Columbia Lodge #81 invites you to attend an event aimed to build a community that is more secure, productive, healthy, and hopeful. We will have local experts speaking on a variety of health-related topics that will educate and empower community members to take charge of their own health and well-being. The event will be held Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at the HW Grays Building at Pacific Park, 413 Beckham Street in Sulphur Springs. This event is free to anyone, and everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact Bryan Vaughn at [email protected].

HW Grays Building, located at 413 Beckham St. in Pacific Park

Author: Faith Huffman

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