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Friday From The Chamber June 30th, 2023

Exciting Stew Announcement!

The 54th Annual Hopkins County Stew Festival, presented by Alliance Bank, has been able to keep its costs down because of our generous businesses in the community, and the cost just got even cheaper for some families.

Signature Solar and the Chamber announced last week that children 12 and under will eat free at the festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, due to Signature Solar’s generous sponsorship.

Children will still need tickets, which can be obtained either online or via paper tickets. Online tickets, which are $8 each for everyone 13 years and older, will be available July 1 at Paper tickets will be available Aug. 1 at the Chamber and local banks.

City National Bank will be sponsoring the Friday night festivities, Oct. 27, and we will be announcing that line-up soon.

Thanks to all of our sponsors who make the stew festival affordable for families in Hopkins County. Follow the Chamber’s Instagram and Facebook accounts for spotlights on our sponsors and updates on the stew festival.

Stew Cook Registration is NOW OPEN!

Register here:

Mark these important dates on your calendar because before you know it, the festivities will be upon us:

August 8 – “Stewcomers” meeting (for anyone interested in learning more about cooking in the competition – no registration required)

September 29 – Stew cook registration deadline

October 6 – Goody bag deadline for sponsors

October 17 – Goody bag pickup and New Cooks meeting

October 27 – Friday Night Appetizer Contest

October 28 – Game Day! The Stew Contest

Join us for a fun and interactive Business After Hours next month at Red River Credit Union from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 20. 

Business After Hours is a great way to interact and network with other business professionals and members of the community. You don’t have to be a Chamber member to attend and there is no cost.

Red River Credit Union is located at 822 Gilmer St.

Adult Leadership Applications Now Open!

Leadership Sulphur Springs is back on this year, with applications online!

The leadership class is for Hopkins County men and women who want to learn and become more invested in their local community. It’s an intensive nine-month program that immerses the participants in the business and government of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County.

The tentative dates for this year’s program are attached to the application, which can be accessed at

The registration fee is $500 and that covers the cost of the food, drinks, transportation, etc. for the year.

Author: Ethan Klein

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