Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
by Lezley Brown
The 2018 Ice Cream Freeze-off is getting really close! We are currently in need of sponsors of the Ice Cream Freeze-off, and people to make homemade ice cream in the contest. There is no charge to enter the ice cream contest, so please consider being a part this year! The Ice Cream Freeze-off will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 5:30 p.m. on the REAR lawn of Shannon Oaks Church. We are moving the Ice Cream to the back of Shannon Oaks so that once the Ice Cream is over, the hot air balloons will get fired up all in the exact same place. Make plans to be a part of the Ice Cream Freeze-off then watch 30 hot air balloons glow and take flight. It’s going to be a great day! We’d love to have you join us for this fun day!
Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis will host a ribbon cutting celebration
Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis will host their ribbon cutting celebration on Saturday, May 19, at 9:00 a.m. They are located in the Fix & Feed parking lot, 1000 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs. Make sure to stop by and welcome this new business to Hopkins County (and eat some delicious breakfast)!
Branded Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday, May 19
Our local Cowboy Churches along with Community Seeds will host and endorse the Branded Ranch Rodeo & at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center on Saturday, May 9. The Rodeo starts at 4:00 p.m. where you will enjoy sortin’, a calf scramble, wild cow milkin’, muggin’, and bronc riding. Tickets are $5 per person (kids under five are free). You may also make a donation of $10 for a chance to win a custom Kearney trailer. This year’s proceeds support Community Seeds. For more information, visit www.brandedranchrodeo.com.
AgriLife Extension offers Rebalancing Work & Life Webinar
The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) is providing a free monthly webinar in partnership with USDA, U.S. Department of Defense, and Extension. The May 23 webinar will take place at 10:00 a.m. To sign up, go to https://learn.extension.org/events/3261. To join the webinar, use the ‘event location’ link designated for each webinar and follow directions within the site. The MFLN offers both continuing education credit (CE) and certificates of completion for webinars. An additional webinar will take place on June 13. For more information, call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Hopkins County – at 903-885-3443.
The Northeast Texas Alliance will host workforce seminar
On June 6, the Northeast Texas Alliance is holding a regional government seminar to discuss workforce issues. Workforce readiness and preparation are the current buzzwords and major points of discussion not only for new business recruitment but also business retention and expansion. The luncheon speaker will be TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez, with additional speakers including Texas State Senator Brian Hughes. The seminar is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and will include lunch. It will be located at the Mt Pleasant Civic Center in Mt Pleasant. Cost for the program is $23.00 each. The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging participation in this program by encouraging attendance of our businesses, community leaders, and citizens. You can call the Chamber at (903) 885-6515 to order your tickets.
Red River Credit Union hosted their grand opening
Red River Credit Union hosted their ribbon cutting celebration and grand opening of their new building on Wednesday, May 9 at noon. The new located is 822 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs. Please make plans to go by and see this beautiful new building and welcome Red River Credit Union to their new location.
Computer & Networks hosted a ribbon cutting celebration
Computers & Networks hosted their ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, May 11, at noon. Computers & Networks is prepared to help their businesses and customers in everything they may need to run their computers effectively. They are located 525 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs, so go by and visit for your computer needs.