by Lezley Brown
We had such a wonderful time at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-off! I would like to extend an extra special thank you to our sponsors for Ice Cream. We wouldn’t be able to host this traditional event without YOU! TRIPLE DIP Sponsors: Sulphur Springs Dodge, Fire in Texas, Alliance Bank/Alliance Financial/Galyean Insurance, Martin Marietta Ready Mix Concrete. DOUBLE DIP Sponsors: Phinesse’ Farm Winery, S.S. Commercial Services, Hope Family Fellowship, Jon Wayne Company, Chicken Express, State Representative Dan Flynn, Dairy Health Services, Inc., Interstate Body Shop, City National Bank, A& S Air Conditioning, Magic Scoop General Store, Dairy Queen, Southwest Dairy Museum, Saputo, HC Sheriff’s Department, Walgreens. Single Dip Sponsors: Fix & Feed, Jay Hodge Chevrolet, Cypress Basin Hospice, Advantage Copy Systems, Super Handy, Too Good! Treats, Circle E Western Store, Bear Littleton State Farm. Finally, we are so thankful to Shannon Oaks Church and the Dairy Festival for all of their assistance with the Ice Cream Freeze-off. The week of Dairy Festival is certainly a busy one, and it takes a village to pull that off. I love being a part of this place we call home!!!
Here is the schedule for the remaining parts of the Dairy Festival:
Wednesday through Sunday, June 13–17
Carnival on the Civic Center Grounds
Saturday. June 16th
Whipped Challenge, 9:30 a.m. at Civic Center Grounds
Coronation Pageant, 7:00 p.m. at Civic Center Auditorium
Sulphur Springs Public Library presents their Summer Reading Program for June and July
The Sulphur Springs Library is hosting a summer reading program called Fun with Mary Poppins Reading Program 2018. Story time will be each Tuesday at 10 a.m. in June and July (except for July 10 and 17). Watch for special guest appearances along with fun, stories and great prizes. Minecraft is back every Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. beginning June 1 and ending July 27. Thursday, June 21st at 6 p.m. is a special Mary Poppins Story time event, and Friday, June 22nd at 3 p.m., don’t miss the Bubble Show with Brett Roberts. Then, Thursday, June 28th, at 11 a.m. the library will welcome Will Parker with a very musical story time. The library is happy to answer any questions, please call (903) 885-4926, or you can visit www.sslibrary.org.
Heart of Hope is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration
Heart of Hope, located at 407 S. Davis Street in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, June 13th at noon. Please make plans to attend the ribbon cutting to learn more about Heart of Hope and the benefits they offer Hopkins County.
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 June 13th 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. For more information, call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Hopkins County – at 903-885-3443.
Reilly Springs Jamboree hosts Hanah and Hailee
Reilly Springs Jamboree will welcome teen sister duo Hanah and Hailee back to the stage on Saturday, June 16th, starting at 6 p.m. Hanah and Hailee and their Scatter Proof Band will bring their original songs and country favorites before taking off on their “The Road Ahead” Summer Tour. For tickets and information, contact Enola Gay Mathews 903-438-3568.
AFLAC hosting ribbon cutting celebration
Leann Oliver and Sheila Askins with AFLAC are hosting a ribbon cutting celebration at the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, June 20th at noon. The Chamber is located at 300 Connally Street in Sulphur Springs. Please make plans to come by and network with these business professionals at the Chamber.
Workforce Solutions is hosting a Career & Community Resource Expo on June 28th
Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting a Career & Community Resources Expo at the ROC, 120 Oak Street in Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, June 28th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are accepting vendors on a first come first served basis with a deadline for vendors of June 16th. Exhibitor space is free of charge but limited. For additional information, please call Workforce Solutions at (903) 885-7556 x 414.
AgriLife hosts Community Health Talks
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting a round-table discussion series on issues affecting health in our community. Session 1 is called Animal and Human Health and will be held on July 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Hopkins County Extension Office located at 1200 W. Houston in Sulphur Springs. Dr. Leah Larsen, DVM, will speak on rabies and diseases affecting pets and humans. Danielle Altenbaumer, Dept. of State Health Services, will speak on clearing up the human vaccination confusion. Register by calling 903-885-3443 by June 29th. Session 2 is called Food and Food Safety. It will be held on July 13th at 6:30 p.m.at the Hopkins County Extension Office located at 1200 W. Houston in Sulphur Springs. Brad Fain, of Zoetis Animal Health, will speak on food security including temperature danger zone, safe food handling.
Opening Ceremonies Ribbon Cutting for the Dairy Festival was Friday, June 8th at noon
The Dairy Festival officially kicked off with a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, June 8th at noon on Celebration Plaza. What a fun way to celebrate the start of the Dairy Festival!
Express Employment Professionals held their ribbon cutting celebration
Express Employment Professionals hosted their ribbon cutting celebration on Tuesday, June 12th at noon. They are located at 204 Shannon Road West in Sulphur Springs. Express Employment Professionals can help you with all of your job and career searching needs. Make plans to drop in and visit with them today.