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Freedom Ball Garners $82,600 for Veteran’s Memorial
Apr19

Freedom Ball Garners $82,600 for Veteran’s Memorial

As a result of the Hopkins County Freedom Ball 2018, $82,600 will be available to fund the engraving of names, maintenance, and the kiosk at the Hopkins County Veteran’s Memorial located in downtown Sulphur Springs. Organizers announced the results of the fund raiser conducted recently at the Canyon Creek Event Center. Additional funds will also be made available thanks to the commitment to monthly contributions made during the...

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Inaugural “Freedom Ball” a Step Toward Success for Veterans Memorial Fund
Apr09

Inaugural “Freedom Ball” a Step Toward Success for Veterans Memorial Fund

The first-ever Hopkins County Freedom Ball, held in the Cedar Canyon Event Center on Saturday April 7, 2018, was declared a success by organizers Joe Dan and Mandy Kennedy and committees. The purpose of the Freedom Ball was to bring honor to current and retired military men and women as well as to seek funding for future needs of the Veterans Memorial. The Memorial is the focal point of the downtown Celebration Plaza, situated in...

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Video Story: Freedom Ball Benefits Veteran’s Memorial
Apr05

Video Story: Freedom Ball Benefits Veteran’s Memorial

As the first of its kind in Hopkins County, the Freedom Ball will honor and celebrate military Veterans during an evening of dinner and dancing. The Freedom Ball, at the Cedar Canyon Event Center at 6:00 pm on Saturday April 7, 2018, is a black-tie event with military uniform optional. Emcees Carrie Nuckols and John Sellers will introduce members of the Memorial Committee who will review their mission of engraving additional veterans...

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Hopkins County Freedom Ball To Benefit Local Veterans Memorial
Feb01

Hopkins County Freedom Ball To Benefit Local Veterans Memorial

As the first of its kind in Hopkins County, the Freedom Ball will honor and celebrate military Veterans during an evening of dinner and dancing. The Freedom Ball, at the Cedar Canyon Event Center at 6:00 pm on Saturday April 7, 2018, is a black-tie event with military uniform optional. Emcees Carrie Nuckols and John Sellers will introduce members of the Memorial Committee who will review their mission of engraving additional veterans...

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2022 CPHS Graduate Kara Tifft Featured In Justin Boot Prints Video Series
Jul20

2022 CPHS Graduate Kara Tifft Featured In Justin Boot Prints Video Series

Kara Tifft, a 2022 Como-Pickton High School graduate, is featured this month in Justin Boots’ “Boot Prints” video series and Cowgirl Life also carried the story online as well. The Justin Boot Prints series features “stories of the West,” focusing on people who are leaving their mark on the Western industry. The focus is shining a light on “everyday people living extraordinary lives,” telling...

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Como-Pickton Senior Awards Program 2022
May26

Como-Pickton Senior Awards Program 2022

Como-Pickton High School seniors were honored this week with scholarships, honors and awards. Overall, the CPHS Class of 2022 received more than $221,000 in scholarships at the annual awards program. Alyssa Corona leads the Pledge of Allegiance Kara Tifft, Hopkins county Veterans Patriot Scholarship Meghan Presley Cummins, Legacy Ag Credit Scholarship Como-Pickton Assistant Superintendent Lydia Walden presented Kara Tifft with a $500...

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CP Senior Recipient Of First Hopkins County Patriot Scholarship
May25

CP Senior Recipient Of First Hopkins County Patriot Scholarship

The 2022 Hopkins County Freedom Ball was graciously supported this year by various families and businesses in the community who donated to the organization’s scholarship fund. The first Hopkins County Veterans Patriot Scholarship is awarded to a student in Hopkins County who is involved in activities that support veterans in our community – like organizing or working at the Veterans Day School Program, or volunteering at...

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Chamber Connection – May 18, 2022: Graphic Artists May Submit Logo For Total Solar Eclipse Contest
May18

Chamber Connection – May 18, 2022: Graphic Artists May Submit Logo For Total Solar Eclipse Contest

By Butch Burney Graphic artists are invited to submit a logo for the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse that will occur that afternoon. Sulphur Springs is on the centerpoint of the Path of Totality, which means we will assuredly have thousands of visitors that weekend. What that means is that Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County needs to gear up for that event. People travel from literally all over the world to witness a total solar...

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May 11 Chamber Connection: See You On The Centerline April 8, 2024 – For The Solar Eclipse!
May11

May 11 Chamber Connection: See You On The Centerline April 8, 2024 – For The Solar Eclipse!

By Butch Burney, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, [email protected] If you Google “April 8, 2024,” the first thing that will pop up is a total solar eclipse that goes from southwest Texas to Maine. If you look closely, you will see Sulphur Springs is slap dab on the center point of the Path of Totality. What that means is that Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County needs to gear up for that event. People travel...

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Chamber Connection – September 8, 2021: One Week Left to Register as a Stew Contest Cook
Sep08

Chamber Connection – September 8, 2021: One Week Left to Register as a Stew Contest Cook

By Butch Burney The deadline is one week away for stew cooks to get their registration forms in for the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at Buford Park. Come by the chamber office or send us an email and we will get the registration form to you or download one off our website, hopkinschamber.org. We are expecting a big turnout for this year’s event, so be sure and get...

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