The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
October 11, 2012
Tickets go on Sale MONDAY for the 43rd Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest!
If you don’t want to have to wait in line to buy tickets to the stew contest, and want to go straight to the service tents, then get your tickets Monday! Tickets are only $5 for all-you-can-eat-stew which includes cheese and crackers. Children under 5 are free! Tickets will be available at Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Guaranty Bond Bank, Pilgrim Bank and Texas Heritage National Bank.
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 Connelly 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.
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civic War Traveling Exhibition- October 10th-November 17th
The Sulphur Springs Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” October 10th through November 17th. The traveling exhibit explores Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in the nation’s history: Was the United States truly one nation, or was it a confederacy of sovereign and separate states? In a national crisis, would civil liberties be secure? President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. Lincoln’s decisions about these crises of war reinvented the Constitution and the promise of American life. This exhibition develops a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as President and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis. The traveling exhibition is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.
The library would like to invite you to the grand opening of the exhibition on Thursday, October 11th at 6:00pm. They are very pleased to announce a special presentation of “Lincoln in the Public Mind: History, memory and the Icon.” Given by guest speaker: Dr. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Asst. Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce. You may RSVP for the event to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 903-885-4926.
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.
First Presbyterian Church 150th Celebration Service, Sunday October 14th @ 11am
Make plans to join in the 150th Celebration of the First Presbyterian Church for their Revival Services, October 14-17th. Guest Speaker & Former Pastor Reverend Jimmy Dan Sanders will be speaking Sunday at 11. Reverend Sam Steele will be speaking Sunday at 6 & Monday-Wednesday at 7pm with special music each evening. Transportation is available: 903-348-3334.
“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.
Hopkins County EMS “Passionately Pink for the Cure”-October 20th @ Buford Park
Are you inspired to save a life? Then participate in the Passionately Pink for the Cure 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, October 20th at Buford park. Registration begins at 7:00am with the Run/Walk beginning at 8:00am. The cost for the 5K is $20/ person or $75 for a team of 5. You my register at Fieldhouse Sports, Hibbett Sports or Star Country 95.9. For more information please call 903-243-4300 or 903-885-1546.
Load the Wagon & Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride, Saturday, November 10th
Saddle up your horses and help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fight cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The event will take place on Saturday, November 10th at Two J Ranch, 993 CR 2331 in Como. Gates will open at 7:00am, Saddle Up at 9:30 and Ride out at 10:00am. A free lunch of homemade chili, stew and roughneck sausage will be provided, but remember…it is a fundraiser to help St. Jude’s Hospital, so donations will gladly be accepted. There will be horses and mule wagon rides available. There is a $10 minimum donation for you to ride your own horse. There will also be a short trail ride available for small children. If you would like more information, please call Jean & Jim Murray at 903-488-3030 or Jr. Gregg at 903-488-3685. Others assisting in this great event are Cathi & Jim Wright 903-488-3350, Mike Teer 903-348-2008, Don Meeks 903-488-3456 and Gerald Wilburn 903-243-5435, so any of them will be able to give you more information.
Pinnacle Oral Surgery to host Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, November 8th
Dr. Kevin Pollock, Dr. Ketan Parekh & Dr. Mark Ranschaert are proud to announce the opening of their newest location, 804 Gilmer Street. Please join us in celebrating their open house and ribbon cutting for Pinnacle Oral Surgery, Dental Implant Specialists, from 4-8 on Thursday, November 8th. We will have the ribbon cutting at 4:00! Come for festive food, bountiful beverages, tours, games and door prizes! Please RSVP to Kristin@dentalimplantsurgery.com.
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!