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Hopkins County Chamber Connection 06.20.18




Congratulations Kaitlyn Ferrill on becoming the new ‘Dairy Festival, Queen!’ What a wonderful end to the Dairy Festival week! Hopkins County is fortunate to have so many dedicated people working to make the Dairy Festival such a success. The Chamber is thankful to the Dairy Festival for working tirelessly in all that they do!


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 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 storytime. The library is happy to answer any questions, please call (903) 885-4926, or you can visit


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 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 x 414.


The 27th Anniversary of the Independence Day Celebration on Celebration Plaza

Mark your calendars for a stunning and memorable night of a free concert and fireworks presented by the Sulphur Springs Symphony League on Saturday, June 30, on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs. The concert begins at 8:00 pm with fireworks immediately following. It is an event that should not be missed. Bring your families, your lawn chairs, or your picnic blankets and enjoy the sights and sounds of Independence Day in Hopkins County.


The Ceremony for Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

There will be a ceremony for the Recorded Texas Historic Landmark that was received for the Ashcroft house, located at 333 College Street in Sulphur Springs on Saturday, June 30 at 11:00 am. The ceremony will be on the front lawn and refreshments served on the porch after the ceremony. This is a great accomplishment and is only the second RTHL awarded in our county. John Sellers will be giving additional history on the house and its plot of land.


AgriLife hosts Community Health Talks

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting a round-table discussion series on issues affecting health in our community. Session I is called Animal and Human Health and will be held on July 6 at 6:30 pm at the Hopkins County Extension Office located at 1200 W. Houston in Sulphur Springs. Dr. Leah Larsen, DVM, will speak about rabies and diseases affecting pets and humans. Danielle Altenbaumer, Dept. of State Health Services, will speak on clearing up the human vaccination confusion. Register by calling 903-885-3443 by June 29.  Session II is called Food and Food Safety. It will be held on July 13 at 6:30 pm at the Hopkins County Extension Office located at 1200 W. Houston in Sulphur Springs. Brad Fain, of Zoetis Animal Health, will speak about food security including temperature danger zone, safe food handling.


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Heart of Hope hosted their ribbon cutting celebration

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