The Chamber Connection
January 31, 2013
by Meredith Caddell
East Texas Heat Academy No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Saturday, Feb. 2nd
Please help support the East Texas Heat Baseball teams & have a great night of poker! All money raised will go to the kid’s fees for tournaments, insurance, uniforms, etc. $100 of your buy in goes to the pot. The other $25 goes to the player. Each player will receive $1000 chips for their $125 buy in. If you choose to support a player with an extra $25, we will double your chips. So if you will buy in for $150, you will receive $2000 in chips. For more information, please go to www.facebook.com/EastTexasHeatAcademy or www.ssbaseballacademy.com. You may also call 903-485-4328.
East Texas Heat 13U Baseball Team Selling Chocolate Covered Strawberries…just in time for Valentines
Place your order now for a dozen chocolate covered strawberries for only $20. This is a fundraiser for the East Texas Heat Baseball Team. Orders must be placed by Friday, February 8th at 5:00. For more information, please call the Academy at 903-485-4328 or 903-438-5555.
Attention All SSHS Class of 2014 Parents
Parents of the SSHS Class of 2014 are invited to attend an organizational fund-raising meeting, Monday, February 4th at 6:00pm in the High School Conference Center. All parents of SSHS Juniors are encouraged to attend.
Chamber Banquet Tickets Available NOW!!! Do you have your Hawaiian Shirt & Flip Flops Ready
Tickets are on sale NOW for the 87th Annual Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet. It will be a relaxing casual evening of entertainment, great food and the recognition of some well-deserved businesses and individuals. The “Luau” will take place in the beautifully renovated Hopkins County Civic Center on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 each. This year, if you would like to reserve a table for 10, you may do so for $300. These will be the only reserved seats…all other seating will be first come/first served. For more information or to purchase your tickets, please call 903-885-6515.
5th Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum, February2nd.
The theme of the fifth annual Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is “How Sweet It Is”. This special time for young girls and their dads, granddads, or other father figure is set for Saturday, February 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Plans to make this the best Daddy-Daughter Dance have begun. Traditional activities of dancing, crafting, face-painting and heavy snacking are all sure to be a part of the special evening. A special picture of each young girl and their father figure will be included. Acting as disc jockey for the evening will be Daniel Starks, a Texas A&M University-Commerce student. In addition to the limbo contest, a hula hoop contest is a part of this year’s activities. Another new part of the evening is balloon entertainment by Twist-It Creations. A cupcake train and a gumdrop tree are also new attractions. Tickets purchased before January 12 are $25 for a couple. Beginning January 13 the ticket price will be $30 and on February 2, the day of the event, tickets will be $35 per couple. Additional tickets for girls in a family at $10. Tickets are now on sale at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. Tickets may be purchased by phone with a credit card. The Museum is located at 2501 Hwy. 50 in Commerce, Texas.
Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet, February 7th at the VFW Hall at 6:00
Don’t miss the annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet that will be held February 7th at the VFW Hall on Industrial Blvd. The event will start at 6:00. Tickets are $40 which includes your Ducks Unlimited membership as well as dinner or couples tickets are $60 which includes a Ducks Unlimited membership and dinner for 2. Tables are also available. For more information please call Mike Gilmer at 903-885-8831.
1st Annual Advanced Heart Care @ Memorial Heart Walk, Feb. 9th @ 8:00am at Buford Park
Make plans now to participate in this Heart Walk. There will be a Kid’s Fun Run, 5K and 10K.
The proceeds are going towards equipment needed for the cardiac care unit on the 2nd floor at HCMH. The gala is working to provide the cardiac monitors needed for the cardiac unit, while the walk efforts will be for a new EKG machine, an ACT machine, and a Doppler machine, etc.
The last day to pre register, in order to guarantee a t-shirt is Jan 31st. 10K runners actually get a tech shirt, very similar to a Dri-fit T-shirt vs a regular t-shirt. You may register at Fieldhouse Sports or online at active.com.
Advanced Heart Care wants to encourage fellow heart attack survivors to come out and support the walkers/runners and they will recognize all of those survivors by giving out red bracelets to wear. This is also a great opportunity for you to walk/run in memory of someone who has passed on from a heart attack.
Don’t Miss The Pilot Club Annual Spring Brunch, featuring Tammy Whitehurst, Feb. 16th at FUMC
The Pilot Club of Sulphur Springs is happy to be hosting their Annual Spring Brunch on Saturday, February 16th from 9:00-11:30am at First United Methodist Church. The event will feature Tammy Whitehurst…Joy for the Journey Ministries. Her goal is to encourage and inspire women of all ages. The tickets for the brunch are $20 which includes Brunch, Silent Auction, Raffle Ticket and Door Prizes. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $10 each and you do not have to be present to win. For more information, please call Monica Crouch at 903-439-7098 or Marilyn Holt at 903-243-0979. Tickets may be purchased from any Pilot Club member or may be purchased at the door.
We would like to welcome the following new members to the Chamber of Commerce!
Judge Will Biard
Vibrant Home Health Care
District Attorney Will Ramsey
Individual, James Hulen
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!