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Hopkins County Chamber Connection 04.18.23

By Butch Burney

Get your stomach ready for Rotary Club’s Eighth Annual Claws for a Cause, which will be downtown on Saturday, April 29, from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

The crawfish-and-fixings dinner raises money for local charities and scholarships, plus it’s a lot of fun and good eating. Dubb and the Luv Machines will be in concert as well.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at or by scanning the code on the posters around town.

Business After Hours

Join us for a Business After Hours – at your company!

If you are a Chamber of Commerce member and want to host a Business After Hours or Before Hours, we have some openings for you! We are scheduling our monthly networking events for the remainder of the year and are looking for host businesses. The event cost is free; we ask that you provide some refreshments.

You open your business from 4:30–6:00 pm on the designated day or 7:30–8:30 am and welcome the guests.

If you’re interested, email me at or call 903-885-6515.

Skeet Shooting

Heart of Hope will have a Skeet Shooting Event at 11:00 am on May 11 at the Church at Klondike. The entry fee is $15 and includes lunch and a raffle ticket. The contest will have a clay shoot, wolf chase, and buddy shoot. There will also be a kid shoot for 14 and under. Bring your ammunition.

Proceeds benefit Heart of Hope in Sulphur Springs. For more information, call 903-440-1665.

Freedom Ball

This year’s Hopkins County Freedom Ball will be bigger and better than ever! Come help celebrate our local heroes at the Hopkins County Civic Center on May 20.

This year’s theme is “Top Gun,” and Jason Walden & The Alibis will provide the evening music.

Tickets are $125 each, and there are 200 tickets set aside for veterans and their wingmen, each first come, first serve. So, get your tickets now.

For tickets, contact Danny Davis at 903-438-4003.

The Mighty Name Tour

Deep Routes Coffee, located at 215 Shannon Road East, will host the Mighty Name Tour at 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 22. The concert will feature Stars Go Dim, We Are Vessel, After Grace, and HNRY.

Singing Men of Texas

First Baptist Church will welcome the East Texas chapter of the Singing Men of Texas for a concert at 7:00 pm. Thursday, April 20. There is no cost.

Ribbon Cuttings

Beauty Grace Wellness Shop hosted a ribbon-cutting on Connally Street at noon on Friday, April 14. Please support this downtown business.