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Hopkins County Chamber Connection

By Lezley Brown 

The Sulphur Springs Hopkins County EDC and the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone for attending the Economic Outlook Conference at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center on Wednesday, December 5 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The conference was a huge success with special thanks to our Gold Sponsors: Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Down to Earth Services, Farmers Electric Co-op, Ocean Spray, RPM Staffing, and Saputo.


Donation opportunity for students at A&M-Commerce

Cleaning out your closet over the holidays? Consider donating your gently worn business casual or professional clothes to the Lion Wardrobe, a program sponsored by Career Development at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Donations are used to help students look the part for interviews, presentations, conferences, or other professional events and set that very important first impression with employers. You can drop them off at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, 300 Connally Street, in Sulphur Springs, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. For more information, contact Bethany Ferrall at 903-468-3212.


Sulphur Springs Youth Orchestra hosts winter concert

The Sulphur Springs Youth Orchestra is hosting a free concert called A Winter Classical on Thursday, December 6, at Shannon Oaks Church in Sulphur Springs. For additional information, call (903) 261-7907 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SSY017/.


CASA hosts their annual Cookie Walk

CASA is hosting their Annual Cookie Walk on Friday, December 7, from 9:00 am to noon at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Cookies are sold for $5.00 a pound. Go by and load up on Christmas cookies while supporting our local CASA!


Lion’s Club will host the 11th Annual Christmas Parade on Monday, December 10

The Lion’s Club is hosting the 11th Annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 10, at 7:00 pm. The parade begins at Buford Park and goes East on Connally Street to the square, turns left onto Church Street, and left on Houston Street to end in the Gerald Prim Stadium parking lot. You may pick up registration forms and rules at the Chamber of Commerce. The entry fee is one toy, to be donated to the Blue Santa Program. Charitable cash donations also accepted, and checks should be made payable to the Sulphur Springs Lions Club.


Slaughter’s BBQ is hosting a food drive

Slaughter’s BBQ is hosting a Food Truck Food Drive to benefit the Senior Center in Sulphur Springs. Bring any non-perishable food item to Slaughter’s BBQ, 1000 Gilmer Street, on Saturday, December 22, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and receive a free hot dog, chips, and water. Items most needed are chicken broth, green beans, tomatoes, carrots, corn, and cream of chicken, mushroom, celery soups. For more information, call David Slaughter at (903) 445-7387.

Temples Trailer Sales is hosted their 50th Anniversary

Temples Trailer Sales celebrated their 50th Anniversary with lunch and a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, November 28 at noon. How fortunate Hopkins County is to have had Temples Trailer Sales in business for over 50 years.