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Hopkins County Chamber Connection March 17



Chamber President Meredith Caddell
Chamber President Meredith Caddell

by Meredith Caddell

Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting and open house for City National Bank Mortgage Office. Guests were treated to a fabulous spread of food, catered by Coffee off the Square and were awarded tons of great door prizes! City National Bank Mortgage Office is located at 1108 South Broadway. For more information, please call 903-439-0654.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Spring Fever Bike Rally!
We were so happy to welcome 300 riders to the Spring Fever Bike Rally! Even with a little rain, the riders LOVED being in Hopkins County and were so appreciative of the East Texas Hospitality! To the people who hosted the rest stops…Muddy Jakes, Fix & Feed, Jackie, Polly, Gloria & Donna, Shannon Oaks, Rock Creek Health & Rehab, First United Methodist Church, Grace Family Fellowship, The Way Radio, Robbin Vaughan & friends, Nations Lending, Texas Heritage National Bank, Chamber, and Healing Hands Massage…THANK YOU! The riders loved the special treats that y’all had at the stops! To the folks who drove SAG Wagons, Rusty Harden, Randy Rushin, Lisa Robinson, Stephanie Stephens, Barbara Palmer, Brian Toliver Ford, SS Dodge, Jeff Post, Kelly Humphries, Chuck Sickles…THANK YOU! Y’all did an AWESOME job! Also, a special thanks to Alliance Bank and SW Dairy Museum for feeding the riders and to the SSPD and Sheriff’s Department & Posse for helping keep the riders safe! Everyone was amazing and we are looking forward to next year’s ride!

Bon Worth Customer Appreciation Days- March 18th & 19th 9am-6pm
Don’t miss Bon Worth’s Customer Appreciation Days, March 18th & 19th from 9am-6pm. They will have refreshments, gift certificate giveaways and 25% your total purchase!!! Don’t miss it! They are located in the VF Outlet Mall!!!

H.C. Sheriff Butch Adams’ 6h Annual Meet & Greet and Easter Egg Hunt, March 19th
Don’t miss the 6h Annual Meet and Greet and Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Hopkins County Law Enforcement Association and the Hopkins County D.A.R.E. Program. The event will take place March 19th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Hopkins County Civic Center. The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10:30am for up to 10 year olds, prize eggs, bounce houses, clowns and entertainment provided. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks provided shortly after the Easter Egg Hunt! Best of all…it’s FREE!!!!

Historical Walking Tour with John Sellers – Saturday, April 2 @ 10am. $10 per ticket.
This tour will begin at the rear parking lot of the Public Library on North Davis. They will tour the North Davis and Church Street residential areas. Highlights include history of families and their businesses. They will study architectural features and differences of the houses from outside. Historic areas on the northern part of downtown will be explored. Step back in time and relive some of the earlier times of town.
Presented by the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance – History By Foot w/ John Sellers. SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP by calling City National Bank at 903.885.7523 or The Hopkins County Genealogy Society at 903.885.8523. Email sellersj1@verison.net for more information and reservations.
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Sulphur Springs Antique Gallery, April 6th at Noon
Please join us for the grand opening for Sulphur Springs Antique Gallery, April 6th at Noon at 1130 Shannon Roade, E. The will have antiques, art, curiosities and more gallery. For more information call 903-569-4257.

We would like to welcome Dragon Ranch to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce!
Dragon Ranch is a unique gem which, after many years, is now available for private stays in country guest houses as well as events – from corporate retreats to ladies’ spa days or guys’ nights out to family reunions or weddings. The ranch is a preserve for nature features fish stocked ponds and lakes, modern art sculptures throughout the property, miles of hiking trails through woods, resident animals including Zig and Zag the zebras, and one of a kind architecture made of reclaimed materials.
Dragon Ranch is located just minutes off I30 between Greenville and Sulphur Springs TX, and only 1 hour from downtown Dallas. We will be hosting an open house & ribbon cutting on April 7th from 3-6 with the ribbon cutting at 5:00. Please visit this website to RSVP! You don’t want to miss it!

Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament—April 8th @ SS Country Club…Register NOW!
Registration forms are available NOW for the 27th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament that will take place on Friday, April 8th at the beautifully redesigned Sulphur Springs Country Club. If you would like more information, please call 903-885-6515. There are several morning tee times and a few afternoon tee times remaining, so get your forms in NOW! Tee times are guaranteed on a first come first paid basis. We will have lots of contest holes, hole in one chances plus much more!

Kid’s Safe Saturday will be held at Kid’s Kingdom @ Buford Park located at the corner of League Street and Connally Street in Sulphur Springs, TX on Saturday April 9th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We are excited to have your organization participate. Please complete the information below and return to Nancy Mumford (903-233-5228), at nancy.mumford@dfps.state.tx.us, or mail it to: Nancy Mumford, DFPS, 2130 Alpine Rd., Longview TX 75601. There is no fee to participate, however all participants in Kid’s Safe Saturday will need to provide the following:
• A table and chairs for your booth
• 4 packs of hotdog buns
• A fun activity for the kids to do at your booth
• Token giveaways for the kids
• 1 door prize for the kids (minimum $10.00)
• A message of safety and family wellbeing

Poster Contest for all 5th Grade Students in Hopkins County
Deputy Kelly Wiser with the D.A.R. E. program invites all 5th graders in Hopkins County to participate in the Poster Contest, April 23rd! Topics for the posters may include illegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol, bullying, peer pressure, and/or prescription meds. All posters must be on poster board and students may use any resources on the poster. Entries must be submitted by April 23rd at 10:00am at the Sheriff’s office, 298 Rosemont Street. Awards for the best overall posters. They will also have a free hot do lunch for students. For questions, please contact Deputy Kelly Wiser at 903-438-4040 or kwiser@hopkinscountytx.org.

We would like to welcome our newest members to the Chamber of Commerce:

Sulphur Springs Antique Gallery
1130 Shannon Road East
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Anita Farcinade (Far-See-Nod), Owner
Antiques & Gallery

Downtown Fitness Tech
230 Main Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Sean Clough, Owner
Fitness Center

Gourmet Kitchen & Company
213 Main Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Judy Heilman, Owner
Gourmet Kitchen

Texas Purchasing Exchange
229A Texas Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Michael White, Owner
Internet Sales (E-Bay, etc)

J & J Meat Market (Opens Monday, March 21, 2016)
629 Gilmer Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Justin Friddle, Owner
Meat Market

J&J Meat Market Justin Friddle, Owner
J&J Meat Market
Justin Friddle, Owner