By Lezley Brown
How can a week be so beautiful and so hard at the same time? I’ve watched and read about events occurring all over the world and right down the road from us in Dallas. Some images and stories made me sick to my stomach, and others brought involuntary tears to my eyes witnessing such sweet kindness. Throughout this week I’ve reminded myself of all the things I am thankful for without fail. I’m thankful for my family, my friends, my support system, and this place I love and call home. I hope that you, too, have been able to meditate and find peace in the things for which you are thankful. I believe, that in the end, love will heal broken hearts. The Chamber is here to support and love Hopkins County, and we send our love to Dallas, too. So, the Chamber Connection this week will update you on things to come for the next week. Please plan to join us in these events for fun and fellowship in a time where those two things are needed and appreciated.
Wesley United Methodist Church selling t-shirts and bracelets for Team Eisley
Wesley United Methodist Church is selling t-shirts and snap bracelets to help raise medical funds for Eisley Henderson. Eisley is the daughter of Timmy and Magan Henderson. The t-shirts and bracelets are now available at Wesley. They will also be sold on Saturdays at the Celebration Market. Cost of the t-shirt is $20, and the bracelets are $5.
Main Street Theatre will present August: Osage County July 7th – July 17th.
Main Street Theatre will present August: Osage County on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. There will be a matinee showing on Sunday, July 17th, at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mainsttheatre.com or by phone at (903) 885-0107. Main Street Theatre is located at 227 Main Street in Sulphur Springs. Reviews for this show are fantastic!
Grand Opening Celebration for One Way Auto on Saturday, July 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
One Way Auto, located at 900 Gilmer Street, is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, July 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be bounce houses throughout the day, and hot dogs and drinks available at noon. All cars will be open for inspection during the celebration. Go support this new Chamber member!
Fall Festival will hold Preliminary Competition for Battle of the Bands July 16th at 6 p.m.
It’s that time again… the Fall Festival’s Battle of the Bands Competition. The preliminary competition will be held on Celebration Plaza on Saturday, July 16th, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 903-243-1925. This is such a fun event. See if you can pick the winner!
Reilly Springs Jamboree featuring Monty Tipps on Saturday, July 16th at 7 p.m.
Monty Tipps will be featured at the Reilly Springs Jamboree on Saturday, July 16th at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult. This is a family friendly atmosphere and promises to be a great night of entertainment. The Reilly Springs Community Center is located at 109 County Road 1439 in Sulphur Springs.
Affiliated Driving School, Tuesday, July 19th at the Senior Citizen’s Center
Karon Weatherman is offering an Affiliated Driving School at the Senior Citizen’s Center on Tuesday, July 19th. The class is good for ticket dismissal and/or 10% off of your liability insurance. The discount is good for three years. The cost of the class is $15.00 for Insurance Discount or $25 for Ticket Dismissal. Call 903-885-1661.
Schlotzsky’s will host a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening on Wednesday, July 20th at 10 a.m.
Join the Chamber as we welcome Schlotzsky’s Café and Bakery to Hopkins County with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 20th at 10 a.m. Schlotzsky’s is located at 1050 Gilmer Street. Schlotzsky’s offers a variety of sandwiches, soups, pizza, and Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. Make sure to stop in for a treat!
Ribbon Cutting for Fox & Fig on Wednesday, July 20th at noon
Fox & Fig, a new store specializing in farmhouse, vintage, and unique décor and furniture, will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Wednesday, July 20th. They are located at 624 Main Street. Please come by at noon to attend the ribbon cutting and check out this beautiful new business! Fox & Fig’s official grand opening day is Saturday, July 30th.
Danna’s and The Florist will host a Trunk Show for Nikko Blu jewelry on July 21st from 6 – 8 p.m.
Nikko Blu jewelry will be featured at a Trunk Show on Thursday, July 21st at The Event, 438A Gilmer Street, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Trunk Show is hosted by Danna’s and The Florist. Bring a friend and enjoy mimosas, giveaways, and great company!
Cricket Wireless hosts a “Give Back Night” for Bryan Hosking on July 30th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
10% of all proceeds from Muddy Jakes on the night of Saturday, July 30th, will be given to Bryan Hosking to assist with medical expenses. Bryan was diagnosed with Leukemia, and Cricket Wireless saw a need and made something happen! Please plan to eat at Muddy Jake’s that night to support Cricket Wireless and Bryan Hosking.
Adult Leadership Class being offered for the Fall! Sign up Now!!!
Lynda Hager reported that she would be offering an Adult Leadership Class starting in August for anyone who is interested. The Adult Leadership Class is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins county Chamber of Commerce. The course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders. Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine-month session, with meetings held once a month. For more information, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515.
New members to the Chamber of Commerce:
We are happy to welcome Day’s Inn and Suites, 1521 Industrial Drive East, Sulphur Springs, TX, to the Chamber! This hotel is under new ownership and management and is excited to welcome you!
We also welcome One Way Auto, LLC at 900 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs. One Way Auto specializes in used automobile sales. Go by during their Grand Opening Celebration and say hello!
We also welcome a new individual member to the Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Chris Brown. Thank you, Chris Brown for joining and supporting our chamber!
Celebration Plaza’s Friday night movie will be Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 8 p.m. Saturday morning, Yoga on the Square will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Bookworm Box will host a book signing at 2 p.m. with Vannoy Fite signing her book, Essential Oils for Healing. The Celebration Market will be held on Celebration Plaza from 6-10 p.m. Battle of the Bands preliminary competition will be the entertainment.
So there you have it! That is all the information I have to give you. The beginning of the Battle of the Bands competition shows us all that fall is on its way. Hang in there!