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Hopkins County Chamber Connection

by Lezley Brown, President Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce

I have some big news to report about the Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-off. Shannon Oaks Church will be taking over the Ice Cream Freeze-off from the Chamber. So… what does this mean for you? It means that everything will be exactly the same! The Ice Cream Freeze-off will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. on the rear lawn of Shannon Oaks, just before the hot air balloon launch and glow. Tickets will be $5.00 for all-you-can-eat-while-it-lasts. To register to compete in the Ice Cream or to sponsor this wonderful event, please contact Josh Whitlock at (903) 885- 6542, or visit their website at We all scream for ice cream!


The Odd Couple, presented by Community Players

Community Players presents the Odd Couple, female version at the Main Street Theatre, 225 Main Street in Sulphur Springs, on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. Additional show times are Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. Seats are limited and can be purchased at


Chaffer’s Place presents their monthly concert

Chaffer’s Place, located at 410 Main Street in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a live concert called Motown, Soul, & Country A’ la Mode.  The concert will be held on May 16, and doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. This includes dinner and a show! For more information call 470-848-2246 or visit


Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop

The Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 W. Houston, Sulphur Springs. Topics include marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goals & dreams. There is no charge for the workshop.  Engaged couples will receive a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license. Please contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 to reserve seats.  Lunch and refreshments provided.


Branded Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday, May 18

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 18. Doors open 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 5 are free). This year’s proceeds support Community Seeds. For more information, visit

Clarion Pointe has scheduled Business After Hours

Clarion Pointe, located at 411 Industrial Drive East in Sulphur Springs has scheduled their Business After Hours and ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please join us for networking, refreshments, and tours of the remodeled facility.


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Chick-fil-A in Sulphur Springs held their ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Thursday, May 2, at 9:00 a.m.  Chick-fil-A is now open and serving their menu six days week.