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Hopkins County Chamber Connection – February 7

By Butch Burney

Time is almost out to get your tickets for the 97th Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet that will celebrate Hopkins County with a theme of “Sweethearts” awards and dinner on Thursday, February 15, at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.

At the banquet, we will recognize the people and businesses that make Hopkins County the best place to live and work. We will be giving out such awards as Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Educators of the Year, Small and Large Business of the Year, and others.

Social networking and a cocktail hour begin at 6:00 pm, with food service at 6:30 and awards starting at 7:00 pm.

You can reserve your seat for $30 per person or get a table for ten for $500. The tables include preferential seating, name displays, and video recognition at the banquet.

For more information, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or email

Romantic Dinner

Celebrate your love with a romantic evening of dinner and music Haystacks hosts at 7:00 pm. Thursday, February 8. The reservation will include a three-course dinner for two with a choice of entrée and includes:

  • Dessert.
  • A single rose for your sweetheart.
  • Mike and Enola’s Sentimental Journey provides live music, with Friends and photos by Vosh Graphix.

There is limited seating.

The cost is $150 per couple. Contact Haystacks to reserve a spot.

Joy of Hope

Joy of Hope, Inc., will have a Concert Fundraiser at 7:00 pm Friday. February 16, at Central Baptist Church. Admission is $20, and proceeds go to Joy of Hope, Inc., a ministry to the blind, visually impaired, diabetics, and others with skills needed to live independently.

The Erwins and the DeVore Family will be in concert.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

‘Get your bacon on’ at the Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Saturday, February 17, at the Hopkins County Civic Center. The cost is $8 per person, and children under six eat free. It includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, milk, and juice. The funds will benefit local charitable programs.

Dr. Michael Johnson on Stage

Community Players Inc. is proud to present an extraordinary evening of solo performances featuring acclaimed author and humorist Dr. Michael Johnson at 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 10. With a career spanning over 20 years, Dr. Johnson has captivated audiences across America and Canada through his wit, humor, and wisdom. No tickets are needed, but donations are accepted.


Work is finishing on the 2023 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory. We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls, and even hometown heroes interested in learning more about our local businesses. They include historical information and everything to see and do in Hopkins County. The best part is that they have an alphabetical and categorical listing of your business.

 With Echo Publishing, LeeAnn Peugh is contacting businesses to see if you are interested in placing an ad in the directory.

The rates are affordable and one of the best ways to represent your business. You may also contact the Chamber, and I will pass your information along to her.

If your business wants to be in the directory, please maintain your current membership. We include only current Chamber members in the directory. If unsure, please get in touch with the Chamber at or by calling 903-885-6515.