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Hopkins County Chamber Connection 08.24.17



Lezley Brown
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce

Just so you know, the Hopkins County Stew Contest is peering around the corner!  Every year, the Chamber allows a nonprofit organization to sell drinks at the Stew Cook-off. There are several rules and regulations to follow, but if you are interested in placing your organization’s name in the hat, please call the Chamber.  You will be asked to come in and sign an understanding agreement in regards to rules and expectations.  Deadline for volunteers is August 26.  Once we have all our volunteers in place, we will literally pick one out of a hat and award drink sales to that organization. Please call if you have any questions.

Time is running out to enter the Second Annual Chamber of Commerce Photography Contest! Let me review the basics. Anyone of any age can enter as we have a children’s category. The picture must be newer than January 1, 2015, and must have been taken in Hopkins County. The contest will be open from August 1 to August 31.  There are seven categories you may enter: Natural World, Travel, People, The Hopkins County Experience, Altered Images, Mobile, and Children’s Category. Only digital images are accepted (no prints). To submit your photograph, email the picture to Lezley@HopkinsChamber.org.  Rules and releases will be available on the Chamber of Commerce website.  I cannot wait to see your beautiful photos!

The Hopkins County Fall Festival presents Emerald City Band on Friday, August 25

The Emerald City Band will be performing on Friday, August 25, at the Hopkins County Civic Center Arena. The general admission to the concert is free. For VIP ticket information, call (903)243-1925 or email hopkinscountyfallfestival@gmail.com.

Hopkins Place hosts a Parkinson’s Support Group the last Tuesday of every month

Hopkins Place hosts a Parkinson’s Support Group the last Tuesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2:00 pm. This month the meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 29. The support group meeting is open to caregivers, families, and people affected by Parkinson’s. Leslie Northcutt of East Texas Physical Therapy will be the guest speaker. Hopkins Place is located at 890 Camp Street in Sulphur Springs. Please RSVP to Shelly at 903-926-6688.

First Baptist Church is offering a Beth Moore Simulcast on September 16

First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs is offering a Beth Moore Simulcast called “Captivated: The Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road.” The simulcast will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church. This is a free event, but you must register at www.ssfbc.org, or in the church office, or at ROC to attend.

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild’s Annual Quilt Show is scheduled for September 15 and 16th

The Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild is hosting their 18th Annual Quilt Show on Friday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Door prizes are given away throughout the day, and children’s activities are available, too! The quilt show will be located at the ROC, 115 Putnam Street in Sulphur Springs.

Brick Street Vintage Market is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring a Brick Street Vintage Market on Saturday, September 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will be located downtown on Connally and Gilmer streets. Many local and out of town vendors will be here participating in this first-time event.  You don’t want to miss this!

Texas AgriLife Extension Office is hosting many classes this month, and here they are:

Course:  Free Marriage Education Workshop. 

This informative workshop is offered to married couples, engaged couples, and seriously-dating couples. Come and discuss ways to improve communication skills, marriage expectations, conflict resolution, money management, and more!

Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas

Date and Time:  August 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There is no cost, and lunch is provided

Facilitator:  Johanna Hicks

RSVP to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 903-885-3443

Note: Engaged couples who complete this workshop will receive a gift certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license!

Course:  Cooking Well with Diabetes.  Attend this series of four fun-filled, interactive classes packed with research-based information and delicious diabetes-friendly recipes.

Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas

Dates:  Series of four classes, September 12, 14, 19 and 24

Times:  1:30 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. (choice)

Cost:  $25, payable at the first session

Call 903-885-3443 to reserve your space or if you need additional information.

Etiquette by Emily is hosting Cotillion classes starting in September

Etiquette by Emily is hosting Cotillion classes that are scheduled to begin Monday, September 18 at 5:30. Reserve your spot before they’re gone. Classes will be located at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast. It will run weekly for four weeks. Cost is $75 per student, and there is a discount for siblings. Call 903-243-6222 or email emilyeglass@gmail.com to reserve your spot!