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Hopkins County Chamber Connection


By Butch Burney

It is the weekend that the Kids Kingdom needs your help!

They selected Sulphur Springs Leadership Class to rehab Mary Bonham’s Kids Kingdom in Buford Park. And just like when they constructed it a quarter-century ago, everyone is invited to help.

Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, have been designated as workdays to re-stain all the wood in the Kids Kingdom and spread mulch. 

The class is also planning to replace and repair the equipment, such as the handicap swing, chains, swings, tires, etc., for the playground, restore the ground mulch, and install lighting for safety and security.

Church and civic groups, as well as individuals, are encouraged to help with the project. 

To sign up to help, contact the Chamber at 903-885-8515 or

Wildcat Jazz

Wildcat Jazz Band’s Second Annual Jazz on the Square is coming downtown at 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 21. They will feature songs from Three Dog Night, The B-52s, the Blues Brothers, etc.

Be a Kids Superhero

You can be a superhero in attire and deed with the CASA Superhero Virtual Walk to promote Child Abuse Awareness. You are encouraged to walk or run anytime, anywhere during April while wearing a superhero costume, cape, or simply a blue shirt. Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #lakecountrycasa.

Spring Market

The Spring Market on Main is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Main Street Saturday, April 23. Come out, shop, eat and purchase from vendors, booths, and shops.

Ribbon Cutting

As you enter Commerce, the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum on State Highway 11 hosted a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, April 12. The museum is an interactive learn-and-play indoor and outdoor space for elementary-age children. 

Let ‘Er Rip will have a ribbon-cutting at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 20, at 1441 Shannon Road. Please welcome them to the business community.

The Shave Shop will have a ribbon-cutting at noon Friday, April 22, at the Kids Kingdom, as part of the renovation weekend.

Business of the Week

Nextlink, which provides high-speed internet to Hopkins County, is the “Business of the Week” for April 20. See more about our “Business of the Week” on the Chamber’s Instagram and Facebook pages and our website.