The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
August 9, 2012
Thank you to all who attended the Pet Sense Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Pet Sense is open from 9-8 Mon-Sat and 10-6 Sunday and they are located at 1602 S. Broadway. For more information, please call 903-885-2542.
1st Annual Jace Jog to be held at Coleman Park on Saturday, August 25th!
The 1st Annual Jace Jog will be held in honor of our local hometown little hero, Jace Aiden Glenn. The race will start at Coleman Park (soccer field side) with a Kids Fun Run beginning at 7:30am, with a 5K Run/Walk at 8:00am. You may register at Anytime Fitness in Sulphur Springs through August 10th (T-shirt guaranteed). Adults are $25 and Kids 10 & Under are $5.00. All proceeds will go to Medical City Children’s Hospital and the PKD Foundation. For more information, log on to 1st Annual Jace Jog on Facebook.
43rd Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest—October 27th!
Finally, the opportunity to cook stew in cooler weather…this year’s World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest will be on October 27th at Buford Park! If you cooked stew last year…the time has come…entry forms are in the mail and stew sites are open for “reclaiming” until September 21st. If you have never cooked stew before, but would like to, you may register now, and the remaining stew sites will be available for selection on September 24th! For more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or you may download the forms from our website at www.sulphursprings-tx.com.
Who can design the coolest T-Shirt for the Stew Contest?
If you have an idea for a “cool” t-shirt, then submit it to the Chamber for the 43rd Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest…send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ask the community to vote for the best one. The winner will receive $100 cash AND the opportunity to be a judge at the stew contest AND the winner’s design will be the t-shirt that we sell at the stew contest! As for the rules of the contest 1) The design must be received no later than August 24th. 2) All designs become property of the Chamber of Commerce. 3) It must be emailed to the above email address (if you don’t have a computer, bring it to my office and we will scan it in for you) 4) Be creative…picture what the stew contest means to you…and try to convey that on a t-shirt!
I will enter all of them on a specific website and we will have the community vote on it! Voting will begin on August 27th and run through September 12th! If you have questions, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515
Support your local volunteer fire departments at the 6th Annual Hot August Night BBQ Cook Off
Looking for some family FUN? Don’t waste the Gas! Stay local, and bring out the whole family for a full day of Fire, Fun, & Fantastic Music with John Michael Montgomery!
Saturday August 25th at theHopkins County Civic Center and Concerts at Gerald Prim Wildcat Football Stadium. Food Service at 5:00pm and goes until it’s gone! Concerts begin at 6:00pm
Eat BBQ, BBQ, BBQ; Cheer on your favorite Volunteer Fire Station in the Fire Department Muster Games; Listen to some great music at the outdoor concert; Bounce house for the kids; Shop the vendor booths; Witness the Demonstrations.
Wristbands: get you food and concert only $15.00 for Adults, Kids 6 to 10 $10.00 & Babies 5 and under Free! You can Pre-Purchase your wristband at the Hopkins County Civic Center or you can pre purchase VIP wrist bands @ $25.00 by contacting Dawn Morgan at East Texas Broadcasting.
Ribbon Cutting for the Republican Party Headquarters, Wednesday, August 15th!
Please join us for the ribbon cutting for the New Republican Party Headquarters at 206 Shannon Road on Wednesday, August 15th! They will start serving hamburgers and hotdogs at 11:30 and we will have the ribbon cutting at noon.
Mark your calendars now for the next Business After Hours at the Boys and Girls Club, August 16th!
Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop - August 18
This free workshop is designed to equip engaged couples with valuable information for building a healthy marriage. It will be held on Saturday, August 18, starting at 8:30 a.m., at the Hopkins County office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 1200-B W. Houston, Sulphur Springs. There is no charge for the workshop, but couples should call to reserve a seat. Upon completion of the workshop, couples will receive a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license. Direct questions to Johanna Hicks or sign up by calling 903-885-3443.
Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show
A few spaces remain for the 2012 Hopkins County Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show, to be held September 14 and 15. Spaces are 8'X8' and 16'X8' for inside spaces. Outside spaces are also available. Prices vary. Deadline to reserve a space is September 5th, unless all spaces are taken before that time. Contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 for more information.
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!