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Hopkins County Chamber Connection


Lezley Brown
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce

Time is running out to enter the Second Annual Chamber of Commerce Photography Contest! Let me review the basics. Anyone of any age can join as we have a children’s category. The picture must be newer than January 1, 2015, and must be of Hopkins County. The contest is open from August 1 until 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!

So that 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 Saturday (Aug 26). Once we have all our volunteers in place, we will pick one out of a hat and award drink sales to that organization. Please call if you have any questions.

WIC is hosting a Fiesta for National Breastfeeding Month on Friday (Aug 18)

WIC is hosting a Fiesta Celebration for ‘National Breastfeeding Month’ Friday (Aug 18) at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at The Medical Plaza. WIC & BIBS sponsor the Fiesta. For more information, please contact Angela Burnich at (816) 344-2353.

Reilly Springs Jamboree presents Hanah & Hailee on Saturday (Aug 19) 7:00 pm

The Reilly Springs Community Center is offering Hanah & Hailee, Country Duo, on Saturday (Aug 19) at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 per person, and you will surely get your money’s worth. The Jamboree is at the Reilly Springs Community Center, 109 CR 1439, in Sulphur Springs.

Here is more significant news from the Reilly Springs Jamboree: Three Reilly Springs Jamboree alumni are headed to the red carpet at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville! Nashville nominated fiddler Jack Phillips, age 12, from Sulphur Bluff and the “Two Hearts” high-school duo from Winnsboro in Country categories for the new multi-genre awards organization. Jack is up for ‘Artist of the Year’ in the 6-12-year-old division. Sisters Hanah and Hailee got nominations in Artist, Vocalist, and Entertainer of the Year categories in the 13 and older category. The girls will also be among performers at a pre-awards event on Saturday (Sep 16). Families and friends of the nominees will be in the awards ceremony audience on Sunday (Sep 17) at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Tickets to the event are available at josiemusicawards.com.

Clayton Law Firm is celebrating their opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday (Aug 24)

The Law Firm of C. Don Clayton is celebrating their grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday (Aug 24) at noon. They are at 200 Church Street, Suite B, in Sulphur Springs. Make plans to stop in and welcome Mr. Clayton!

Hunt County Regional is hosting the Mobile Mammography Coach on Thursday (Aug 24)

Hunt County Regional Hospital is bringing the Tubby Adkisson Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach to town Thursday (Aug 24) to the Spring Village Shopping Center in Sulphur Springs. Most insurance accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. They can assist with payment resources for uninsured/income-eligible women or those who choose to pay cash. For help cash resources, please call The Bridge Breast Network at (214) 821-3820 ext. 21. To schedule individual screening mammograms, please call (903) 408-5010. The request appointments and pre-registration.

The Hopkins County Fall Festival presents Emerald City Band on Friday (Aug 25)

The Emerald City Band will be performing on Friday (Aug 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.

First Baptist Church is offering a Beth Moore Simulcast on Saturday (Sep 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 is on Saturday (Sep 16) from 9:30 am until 4:15 pm at First Baptist Church. The event is free, 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 Friday and Saturday (Sep 15-16)

The “Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild” is hosting their 18th Annual Quilt Show on Friday (Sep 15) from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, and Saturday (Sep 16) from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Door prizes are given away throughout the day, and children’s activities are available, too! The quilt show is at the ROC, 115 Putnam Street in Sulphur Springs.

Brick Street Vintage Market is Saturday (Sep 16) from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm

The Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring a Brick Street Vintage Market on Saturday (Sep 16) from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. It is 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 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: Saturday (Aug 26) 8:30 am until 3:30 pm
There is no cost, and they provide lunch
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 are Tuesdays and Thursdays (Sep 12, 14, 19, and 24
Times: 1:30 pm or 6:00 pm (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 (Sep 18) at 5:30. Reserve your spot before they’re gone. Classes are 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!

Have a wonderful weekend!