The Chamber Connection
by Meredith Caddell
October 25, 2012
Thank you to all who attended the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for The Springs on Gilmer!
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.
"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.
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.
Turkey Trot is Thursday, November 22 at Buford Park
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!