The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
September 27, 2012
Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting for Wingfoot Truck Care Center!
New to Stew....Vendor Booths!!!
For the first time, the Chamber of Commerce will be offering vendor booth space during the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest! Vendor Booths will be set up along the new walking track on the south side of Connally Street at Buford Park. The cost for a booth for non-profits is $50, businesses $75, then it’s $25 extra if you need electricity. Last year, close to 7,000 people attended the stew contest. If you would like more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.
Don’t know who to vote for our local government races? Join us for the Candidate Forum, 9/27
The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce will host a non-partisan candidate forum on September 27th from 6-8 at the Civic Center. This will be an opportunity for you to get to hear all of the candidates discuss the issues that are important to our community. The doors will open at 5:00. Everyone is invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to write their questions for each contested race: Constable, Commissioner, DA and Judge. There will be boxes placed on the tables for you to place your question in. The questions will be reviewed by each party’s chairperson, then the candidates will address the question. This will be a wonderful opportunity to get to know the candidates before you cast your vote on November 6th.
Business After Hours for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, Thursday, October 4th
Please mark your calendars now for the next Business After Hours at the Extension Office, located at 1200 Houston Street on Thursday, October 4th from 5-6:30pm. They will have wonderful refreshments and great door prizes!
8th Annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off, Saturday, October 6th at Heritage Park
Don’t miss Indian Summer Days and the John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off, Saturday, October 6th from 9am-3:00pm. Admission is only $3. There will be hand work quilters, live music, kids’ activities, artists, woodcarvers, painters and much more. For more information about the cook-off, please call Rick Wilson at 903-885-9692. Deadline for entry into the cook off is September 30th. You may pick up entry forms for the cook off at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street.
History by Foot with John Sellers, Saturday, October 13th
John Sellers will be hosting two History by Foot tours on Saturday, October 13th. The first tour will begin at 9:00am and the second will begin at 10:45. The tours are only $10 and will meet in the center of the square downtown Sulphur Springs. If you have never been on one of John’s tours, you will be amazed at the information he will share! You will discover the history of some of our historical buildings and landmarks and learn what events took place where! Tickets are on sale at Alliance Bank, City National Bank and the Genealogical Library.
“A Walk to Remember”, October 18th at 6:15 at the Gardens at Memorial Hospital
The Pilot Club of Sulphur Springs will sponsor the annually "A Walk to Remember" benefitting the Terrific Tuesday program on October 18, 2012 at 6:15 p.m. at the Gardens at Memorial Hospital - 115 Airport Road in Sulphur Springs, Texas - next to the hospital. (Rain out location will be at the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church - 301 Church St. ). Please join us for an awareness program and remembrance walk around The Gardens at Memorial. Our goal is to pause and remember friends and loved ones affected by Alzheimer's disease, dementia, senility, stroke, etc. To support the event sign up to walk for $20 per person (which includes a t-shirt as supplies last) prior to the event, or for $25 per person on the day of the event. Get your registration form from any Pilot Club member, download form online at www.sspilotclub.org , or by calling Monica Littlefield at 903-885-2480 . Memorials and Honorariums can be purchased for $10 per name prior to October 12th - these names will be printed in the program and announced at the walk during the candle lighting ceremony. Please join us for A Walk to Remember.
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!