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Hopkins County Chamber Connection 06.06.18


Lezley Brown
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce

by Lezley Brown

Chamber Connection-June 7  

The 2018 Ice Cream Freeze-off is 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 p.m. 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!

Rock Creek Health & Rehab to hold a bake sale

Rock Creek Health & Rehab is hosting a bake sale to help raise money for some new activities ideas for the facility and its guests.  Please go by 1414 College Street in Sulphur Springs on June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to buy some baked goods and help support Rock Creek Health and Rehab.  If you are interested in donating an item to the sale, call Jennifer Scroggins, Activity Directory, (903) 439-0107.

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!

Here is the full schedule for the upcoming Dairy Festival:


Wednesday through Saturday, June 6–9                                  

Carnival on the Civic Center Grounds


Friday, June 8

Hot Air Balloon Media Flight, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (weather permitting), at Shannon Oaks Church

Hot Air Balloon Rally and Glow, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (weather permitting), at Shannon Oaks Church


Saturday, June 9

Hot Air Balloon Rally and Flight, 6:30 a.m.7:30 a.m. (weather permitting), at Shannon Oaks Church

Dairy Festival Parade, 10:00 a.m., Leaves from Burford Park

Jr. Dairy Show, 10:00 a.m. at Civic Center Arena     

Milking Contest for Candidates, Parents, and Balloon Pilots, 3:00 p.m. at Civic Center Arena

Texas Championship Ice Cream Freeze Off, 5:30 p.m. at Shannon Oaks Church

Hot Air Balloon Rally & Glow, 6:00 p.m. (weather permitting), at Shannon Oaks Church


Saturday. June 16                                                                                                    

Whipped Challenge, 9:30 a.m. at Civic Center Grounds

Coronation Pageant, 7:00 p.m. at Civic Center Auditorium


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.  Storytime will be each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. 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 p.m. beginning June 1 and ending July 27.  Thursday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. is a special Mary Poppins Storytime event, and Friday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m., don’t miss the Bubble Show with Brett Roberts.  Then, Thursday, June 28, at 11:00 a.m. 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 www.sslibrary.org.


Express Employment Professionals planning a ribbon cutting celebration

Express Employment Professionals is hosting their ribbon cutting celebration on Tuesday, June 12, at noon.  They are at 204 Shannon Road West in Sulphur Springs.  Come on by and celebrate, learn, and network with us and Express Employment Professionals.


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 a.m.  To sign up, go to https://learn.extension.org/events/3261.  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.


AFLAC hosting ribbon cutting celebration

Leann Oliver and Sheila Askins with AFLAC are hosting a ribbon cutting celebration at the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, June 20, at noon.  The Chamber is located at 300 Connally Street in Sulphur Springs.  Please make plans to come by and network with these business professionals at the Chamber.


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 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  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 x 414.