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Prizes Awarded At 2021 Help A Child Benefit, But True Winners Will Be Children Who Benefit From Fundraiser
Oct18

Prizes Awarded At 2021 Help A Child Benefit, But True Winners Will Be Children Who Benefit From Fundraiser

Several prizes were awarded at the 2021 Help A Child events, but the true winners will be the children who will benefit from the annual fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will be divided among Scottish Rite Hospital, Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and three local foster families, to help support children who have been or are alleged to have been abused, neglected or have certain medical maladies that require specialized...

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Upcoming Activities include Stew Contest, Help A Child Benefit, Halloween Events, Car Show
Oct13

Upcoming Activities include Stew Contest, Help A Child Benefit, Halloween Events, Car Show

By Butch Burney Get Your Stew On Who is ready for stew? The cooler weather signals that the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, sponsored by Alliance Bank, Alliance Bank Financial Services and Galyean Insurance, is almost here. The contest will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at Buford Park. Things are not just back to normal at the stew contest, but they are better than normal. We will have more than 140 pots of stew...

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Chili for a Chilly Morning at the Help a Child Benefit
Oct19

Chili for a Chilly Morning at the Help a Child Benefit

Wade Bartley’s 13th annual Help a Child Benefit started out cooler than expected on Saturday October 17, but the warm hearts of Hopkins County folks brought them out by the droves! The Chili Cookoff, a tractor pull inside the arena, an Ag Mechanics Show and Auction on the grounds and a Reilly Springs Jamboree going on the outdoor stage made a good combination for a successful fundraiser. Results from the fundraiser will be...

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Annual Help a Child Benefit Adds “Date Night at the Brewery” in Fundraising for Three Children’s Charities
Sep27

Annual Help a Child Benefit Adds “Date Night at the Brewery” in Fundraising for Three Children’s Charities

Eleven years ago, Wade Bartley found a way to put on a fun farm-related event and help some charitible organizations at the same time. He called it simply the “Help a Child Benefit” and it has grown from a small tractor pull, chili cookoff and auction to a much-anticipated Fall event for families across and beyond the county. Now, a new and different separate event has been added to help in the fundraising for 2018, and...

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Help A Child Benefit Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Huge Event Oct. 21
Oct16

Help A Child Benefit Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Huge Event Oct. 21

Knowing that more help is always needed, Wade Bartley imagined creating an event that would assist abused, handicapped and disadvantaged children who come from the Northeast Texas area. The benefit event he had in mind would enable local individuals and businesses with a heart for helping to have greater reach with donations of money. Today, the Help-a-Child Benefit  is observing it’s tenth year in sending assistance to  three...

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Another Successful Help-A-Child Benefit In The Books
Oct17

Another Successful Help-A-Child Benefit In The Books

The 15th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit was hailed by organizers as another success for children served by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center, four local foster families and toward scholarships to be awarded to graduating high school seniors by Masonic Lodges who participate in and help put on the annual event. In Appreciation for 15-Year as Help-A-Child presenting sponsors15th Annual...

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Sulphur Bluff Team Named Grand Champion At Help-A-Child Benefit Ag Mechanics Build Off
Oct15

Sulphur Bluff Team Named Grand Champion At Help-A-Child Benefit Ag Mechanics Build Off

The first ever Help-A-Child Benefit Ag Mechanics Team Build Off was a huge success Friday, with all 35 teams commended by the judges for their welding skills, safety practices and use of PPE, and manner in which they worked together as a team. In the end, however, only the teams constructing the top four ranked smokers went home with awards. “Everyone is doing excellent work,” said John Plemons, Paris Junior College...

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15th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Kicks Off  Today (Oct. 14)
Oct14

15th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Kicks Off Today (Oct. 14)

Ag Mechanics Build Off Slated Friday; Cook-Offs, Livestock Show, FFA Project Show, Auctions Following On Oct. 15 In just a few hours, the 15th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit will kick off what promises to be two days of fun competitions and family-friendly activities designed to raise funds and awareness for organizations and programs which benefit children in the local communities. Benefit Events 1. Ag Team Competition Build Off Leading...

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Chamber Connection – Oct. 12: Stew Festival, Youth Expo, Help-A-Child Benefit Coming Up
Oct12

Chamber Connection – Oct. 12: Stew Festival, Youth Expo, Help-A-Child Benefit Coming Up

Stew Tickets Available Now At Local Banks; Stew Merchandise, Quart Tickets On Sale At Chamber Office By Butch Burney, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Now is the time to get your tickets before the 53rd Annual Hopkins County Stew Festival, sponsored by Alliance Bank, on Saturday, Oct. 22. official 2022 Stew Festival t-shirt This year, tickets are $8 each or four tickets for $28, if you buy them before Saturday. On...

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Planning Under Way For 15th Anniversary Help-A-Child Benefit
Jun17

Planning Under Way For 15th Anniversary Help-A-Child Benefit

Planning is under way for the annual Help-A-Child Benefit, which will be held October 15, 2022, on the Civic Center Grounds. Last year, the fundraiser was the best one yet, with nearly $107,000 raised by the 501(c)(3) organization to help children served by Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center, Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, local foster families and the Masonic scholarship program benefitting area high school seniors....

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