The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
October 19, 2012
Get your tickets NOW for the 43rd Annual World Champion 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 TODAY! 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 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. 25 vendors are scheduled to be at the contest including Walgreens, Scentsy, Body by Vi, Church Street Designs, jewelry, Velata, The Smiley Tooth, Republican Party, Eddie Northcutt for Judge, HSS Home System Security, Will Ramsay for District Attorney, Sulphur Springs Antiques, P31 Fitness, Odyssey Hospice, Purple Chicky, Rock Creek Health & Rehab, Double M Soap & Sponge, Mary Kay, Democratic Party, Pinnacle Oral Surgery, H.C. Healthcare Foundation, Nelson’s Medicine Chest, SS Youth Baseball & Cheer, Bracelets for Jimmy Lucas,
Farmer’s Electric SS Relay for Life Garage Sale & Scrapbooking Crop-Saturday, October 20th
Farmer’s Electric Cooperative will be hosting a garage sale, beginning at 8am, Saturday, October 20th at their office at 302 Hillcrest (Across from ECLC). Items will include baby clothes, baby accessories, scrapbooking supplies and household items. The Scrapbooking Crop will go from 10am-10pm and will include 2 meals, snacks, door prizes and raffle items. Scrapbooking tools, stamps and punches will be provided. For more information, please contact Sheryl Paden at 903-453-0972. All proceeds will go to benefit Relay for Life.
SS Pop Warner Football & Cheer Tailgate Party-High School Practice Field, Saturday, October 20th.
Please support the Pop Warner football and cheer kids as they make their way to the Regional Playoffs in Oklahoma City! They will be selling BBQ Sandwiches and hot dogs from 11am-??. Please stop by and help support these kids as they represent Sulphur Springs in Oklahoma City. They will also have a vendor booth at the stew contest where they will be selling raffle tickets for a beautiful Coach purse as well as a wonderful grill!
"Dinner Tonight Cooking School" Tuesday, October 30, at the Hopkins County Civic Center.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to view exhibits and sign up for door prizes. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $15, which includes a cookbook, gift bag, demonstrations, exhibits, and a chance for door prizes. Contact Johanna Hicks at the Hopkins County Extension office, 930-885-3443, for registration information. Registration must be postmarked on or before October 23.
39th Annual Extension "Christmas Joys" Handmade Holidays program is filling quickly. The event will take place on Monday, November 5 at the Southwest Dairy Museum at 1:30 p.m. and repeated at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5, payable at the door, but you must call the Extension Office to reserve a seat - 903-885-3443. Demonstrations on crafts, food gifts, decorating tips and other ideas, along with a booklet of all the ideas presented, gift bag, and refreshments are included. Limited to 80 each session due to fire codes. Don't delay!
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.
“A Walk to Remember”, TONIGHT 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. You may still sign up at the event tonight for only $25. 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.
First Baptist Church 55 Plus Ministry Spring River Cruise Meeting Monday October 22nd at 6:30pm
Ribbon Cutting for “The Springs” Wednesday October 24th
Join us for the ribbon cutting for the Beautiful, Newly Renovated “The Springs” on Gilmer Street, across the street from The ROC on Wednesday, October 24th at Noon!
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 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!