The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
November 1, 2012
Thank you to everyone who attended the 43rd Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest!
Finally, we were able to enjoy a hot bowl of stew on a cool…or maybe some would call it a cold Fall day! To everyone who joined us at the stew contest…THANK YOU! Whether you cooked, decorated, sold stuff, bought stuff, ate stew, visited, volunteered or just wandered around the stew grounds…we are truly thankful that you spent Saturday morning with us!
We would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked so tirelessly throughout the weekend to make the stew contest a success. Thank you to the Board of Directors, Ambassadors, Blue Blazes, Teen Court, HS Leadership, Hopkins County Trustees, City of Sulphur Springs, Gary Spraggins, Como Pickton Students, A& S Air Conditioning Crew, SW Dairy Museum Crew. Also, a special thank you to Mike Horne for being the Chairman of the Stew Committee this year and Cathey Williams, office manager, for keeping everything organized and ready to go! THANK YOU!!!!!
Shadow Ranch Annual Hoedown, Saturday, November 3rd Noon-4:00pm
Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center will be hosting their annual hoedown, Saturday, November 3 from noon to 4:00pm. Adults are only $10 and Children are $5. Events include: Rock Climbing wall, bounce houses, horse shoe decorating, food, games, silent auction, photo booth, tack/garage sale and car smash. All proceeds go to Shadow Ranch. So bring the whole family out to Shadow Ranch at 451 CR 2321 for a fun afternoon! For more information, call 214-604-8005 or visit www.shadowranchtx.com.
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!
Hopkins County WWII Veterans Recognition and Tribute Luncheon, Nov. 6th
This is a recognition and tribute luncheon to some of the greatest men and women in our country, that will be hosted Tuesday, November 6th at 12:30pm at Rock Creek Health and Rehabilitation, 1414 College Street.
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.
Ribbon Cutting and Mayor Pancake Flip for IHOP, Wednesday, November 14th at 9am
Please join us for the ribbon cutting to welcome to IHOP to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce and to Sulphur Springs. Mayor Craig Johnson will also be participating in the Pancake Flip…so don’t miss it!
Symphony Auction will be Saturday, November 17th from 6-midnight on KSST & Channel 18
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” 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.
Turkey Trot is Thursday, November 22 at Buford Park
Mark your calendars now for the NETX Choral Society’s “A Dickens Christmas”
Don’t miss the North East Texas Choral Society’s presentation of “A Dickens Christmas”, Saturday, December 1st at 7:00pm and/or Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00pm at the Civic Center. Tickets to the show are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, children are $5. This musical extravaganza will be a Victorian Christmas Card come to life! Don’t miss it!
Dr. Ray Perryman to speak at Economic Outlook Conference, December 12th!
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!