The Chamber Connection
by Meredith Caddell
June 7, 2012
Do you make the BEST Homemade Ice Cream? Then Prove it!!!!!
Entry forms are available for the 11th Annual Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off at the Chamber of Commerce office at 300 Connally Street. The event will take place on Saturday, June 9th at 4:00pm at the Civic Center! Prizes are awarded in three categories: Little Dips (Ages 6-12), Big Dips (Ages 13 and Older) and Super Scoops (Previous first place winners). Entries will be judged in the following categories: Plain (Chocolate or Vanilla), Fruit (Single Ingredient Fruit) and Novelty (Mixed Ingredients). Each winner will receive a CASH prize and trophy!!! So start figuring out your favorite recipe and submit it for entry in the contest. And, by the way…there is NO ENTRY FEE!!! For more information, please call 903-885-6515 or visit the Chamber website at www.sulphursprings-tx.com. If you don’t make homemade ice cream…but love to eat it, then be on the Civic Center grounds on Saturday, June 9th at 4:00 and for only $3 you can have all the homemade ice cream you can eat!!
Summer Baseball Camp presented by SSBBA and HEAT Baseball, June 11-14th.
This youth camp is an excellent opportunity for players to develop their skills in all areas of the game. The camp staff will emphasize hitting, fielding, base running and throwing fundamentals through drills, proper practice techniques and game situations. Full-day campers will have the opportunity to showcase their skills during games each day. Campers are divided by age and ability for games and drills. The camp will be directed by The HEAT Baseball Academy. The cost for 1 session is $35, 2 sessions are $60, 3 sessions are $75 and 4 Sessions for $80. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the game. The Camp will be held at Coleman Park and The HEAT Academy. It is open to boys ages 7-14. For more information, please call Mike Rave at 1-806-535-4536 or Jeff Post at 903-438-7852.
Business After Hours at Hopkins House, Thursday, June 21st, 5:00-6:30pm
Dairy Foods Contest, Saturday, June 16th
Entry divisions are: Beginning Cooks - ages 11 and under; Youthful Cooks - ages 12-18; Experienced Cooks - ages 19-59; and Seasoned Cooks - ages 60 and over. There is also a division for past and present Dairy Festival Board members. Entry categories are: Cheesecake/other desserts; Side Dish; Main Dish; and Appetizers/Nutritious Snacks.
There is no charge to enter, but entrants must be Hopkins County residents, and recipes must include at least two real dairy products. Written entries are due to the Extension Office by 5:00 p.m. on June 11. The contest will take place at the Extension Office, with registration of dishes from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Judging will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by an awards presentation at approximately 11:15 a.m. Contact Johanna Hicks for more information - 903-885-3443.
Please join us for a ribbon cutting for NETX Heart of Hope, Tuesday, June 26th at Noon, 127 Gilmer
Many of you have been asking about the Schedule for the Dairy Festival…so here it is!
8-Hot Air Balloon Rally & Glow-6:00-9:00
9-Hot Air Balloon Rally & Flight-6:30-7:30am
9-Dairy Festival Parade-10:00am—entry forms at the Chamber or on the Dairy Festival website
9-Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off-4:00
9-Hot Air Balloon Rally & Glow with Live entertainment
16-Jr. Dairy Show & Dairy Foods Contest-10am
For more information about the Dairy Festival, please visit www.hopkinscountydairyfestival.com
Other dates to mark on your calendar:
6/21-Business After Hours at Hopkins House
6/28-Business After Hours at Hampton Inn
7/19-Business After Hours at Holiday Inn Express
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!