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Hopkins County Chamber Connection 05.31.18



Chamber Connection-May 31  

We all scream for ICE CREAM! The 2018 Ice Cream Freeze-off is almost here! We are currently in need of sponsors of the Ice Cream Freeze-off, and people to make homemade ice cream in the contest. There is no charge to enter the ice cream contest, so please consider being a part this year! The Ice Cream Freeze-off will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 5:30 pm on the rear lawn of Shannon Oaks Church. We are moving the Ice Cream to the back of Shannon Oaks so that once the Ice Cream is over, the hot air balloons will get fired up all in the exact same place. Make plans to be a part of the Ice Cream Freeze-off then watch 30 hot air balloons glow and take flight. It’s going to be a great day! We’d love to have you join us! To sign up to sponsor or to make ice cream, call the Chamber at (903) 885-6515. We’ll get you all set up for the big event!

Opening Ceremonies Ribbon Cutting for the Dairy Festival is scheduled for Friday, June 8 at noon

The Dairy Festival officially kicks off with a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, June 8 at noon on Celebration Plaza. Make plans to be there and celebrate the start of the Dairy Festival!

Sulphur Springs Public Library presents their Summer Reading Program for June and July

The Sulphur Springs Library is hosting a summer reading program called Fun with Mary Poppins Reading Program 2018. The Summer Reading Program Kickoff will be held on Thursday, May 31 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm with Ewe Pet Petting Zoo, Dairy Queen face painting, summer reading challenge sign-ups, food, and music! Storytime will be each Tuesday at 10:00 am in June and July (except for July 10 and 17). Watch for special guest appearances along with fun, stories, and great prizes. Minecraft is back every Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm beginning June 1 and ending July 27. Thursday, June 21, at 6:00 pm is a special Mary Poppins Storytime event, and Friday, June 22 at 3:00 pm, don’t miss the Bubble Show with Brett Roberts. Then, Thursday, June 28, at 11:00 am the library will welcome Will Parker with a very musical story time. The library is happy to answer any questions, please call (903) 885-4926, or you can visit

Jesus is my SuperHero 5K Run

Our Savior Lutheran Church is hosting the Jesus is my SuperHero 5K Run on Saturday, June 2 on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs. Register at or at Fieldhouse Sports located 101 Bill Bradford Road in Sulphur Springs. This event is a fundraiser for the OSLC Youth Group. Entry fee is $30. For more information, contact (903) 885-5787 or (903) 243-4716.

The Northeast Texas Alliance will host workforce seminar

On June 6 the Northeast Texas Alliance is holding a regional government seminar to discuss workforce issues. Workforce readiness and preparation are the current buzzwords and major points of discussion not only for new business recruitment but also business retention and expansion. The luncheon speaker will be TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez, III, with additional speakers including Texas State Senator Brian Hughes. The seminar is scheduled from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm and will include lunch. It will be located at the Mt Pleasant Civic Center in Mt Pleasant. Cost for the program is $23.00 each. The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging participation in this program by encouraging attendance of our businesses, community leaders, and citizens. Call the Chamber at (903) 885-6515 to order your tickets.

Heart of Hope is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration

Heart of Hope, located at 407 S. Davis Street in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, June 13 at noon. Please make plans to attend the ribbon cutting to learn more about Heart of Hope and the benefits they offer Hopkins County.

AgriLife Extension offers Rebalancing Work & Life Webinar

The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) is providing a free monthly webinar in partnership with USDA, U.S. Department of Defense, and Extension.  The June 13 webinar will take place at 10:00 am. To sign up, go to To join the webinar, use the ‘event location’ link designated for each webinar and follow directions within the site. The MFLN offers both continuing education credit (CE) and certificates of completion for webinars. For more information, call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Hopkins County – at 903-885-3443.

Workforce Solutions is hosting a Career & Community Resource Expo on June 28

Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting a Career & Community Resources Expo at the ROC, 120 Oak Street in Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, June 28, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. They are accepting vendors on a first come first served basis with a deadline for vendors of June 16. Exhibitor space is free of charge but limited. For additional information, please call Workforce Solutions at (903) 885-7556.