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Hopkins County Chamber Connection July 20



Lezley Brown
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce


Chamber Connection-July 20

Guess what time it is? It’s time to turn in your T-shirt designs for the 48th Annual Stew Contest! The Chamber is accepting submitted designs from Monday (Jul 17) through Monday (Jul 31). The Chamber Board of Directors will vote on submitted entries, and they will announce the winner Thursday (Aug 10). If your design wins the T-shirt contest, all shirts, hoodies, and marketing for the 48th Annual Stew Contest, will have your design on it! Email your designs to We can’t wait to see the entries!


Sulphur Springs Public Library presents their Summer Reading Program for June and July

The Sulphur Springs Library is hosting a summer reading program called Knights and Princesses Summer Reading Program 2017. Every Tuesday at 3:00 pm, they offer multiplayer Minecraft. Storytime for all ages is on Tuesday (Jul 25) at 10:30 am. They will also have Storytime for the Ages on Thursday (Jul 20) at 6:00 pm.


Hopkins County Fire Department hosts a “Push-in” Ceremony for new Fire Truck on Friday (Jul 21)

Make plans to attend the Hopkins County Fire Department’s Fire Truck “Push-in” Ceremony this Friday (Jul 21) at noon, as they officially put the brand new County fire truck into service. The Hopkins County Fire Department is at 1286 Texas Street in Sulphur Springs. This ceremony is a wonderful tradition and an event everyone is welcomed to participate in on that day. See you there!


The Texas Workforce Commission is hosting a Texas Business Conference on Friday (Jul 21)

The Texas Workforce Commission is hosting a Texas Business Conference on Friday (Jul 21) at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens from 8:45 am until 3:40 pm. This conference provides information for employers, HR professionals, business owners, and anyone who manages employees. To register, call 512-463-6389 or visit


Community Players presents The Lion King Jr. July 21-22

Community Players presents The Lion King Jr. on Friday (Jul 21) at 7:00 pm, Saturday (Jul 22) at 7:00 pm, and Sunday (Jul 23) at 2:00 pm. All performances are at the Sulphur Springs High School Auditorium. Tickets are $15.00 at the door or available online at


Etiquette by Emily is hosting a Business Etiquette Breakdown on Tuesday (Jul 25)

Etiquette by Emily is hosting Business Etiquette Breakdown on Tuesday (Jul 25) from 5:15 until 6:15 at The Oaks Bed & Breakfast. The course is being offered free of charge. This course will help you become more comfortable and confident in a business atmosphere with resume building, learning introductions and practical application with the main community business leaders! Reserve your spot today by calling (903) 243-6222.


Sulphur Springs News Telegram is hosting their Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Wednesday (Jul 25) at noon

Celebrate with Sulphur Springs News Telegram as they host their ribbon cutting and grand re-opening on Wednesday (Jul 26) at noon. Sulphur Springs News Telegram is at 401 Church Street in Sulphur Springs. See you there!


Hunt County Regional is offering July Mobile Mammography Coach in Sulphur Springs

Hunt County Regional Hospital is offering the Tubby Adkisson Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach on Thursday (Jul 27) in the Spring Village Shopping Center in Sulphur Springs. All insurances accepted at Hunt Regional work for the Mobile Mammography Coach, including Medicare and Medicaid. They can also help with payment resources for uninsured/income-eligible women or those who choose to pay cash. For help with money resources, please call The Bridge Breast Network at (214) 821-3820 x 21. To schedule individual screening mammograms, please call (903) 408-5010. They request appointments and pre-registration.


CanHelp is hosting their 2017 Back to School Fair on Friday (Aug 4) from 3:00 PM until 7:00 pm.

CanHelp is hosting their 2017 Back to School Fair! Through the support of the community and corporate sponsors, this event will be a one-stop destination to prepare the whole family for the start of school! The fair will offer free health and vision screenings, dental screenings and fluoride applications, immunizations for children and adults, haircuts, food and drinks, backpacks and school supplies, for low and moderate-income families of Hopkins County, and more. 2017 Back to School Fair is Friday (Aug 4) from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Hopkins County Civic Center, 1200 Houston Street, Sulphur Springs. You must register for school supplies in advance. Visit for more details.


Texas AgriLife Extension Office offers Summer Sewing Workshop

Texas AgriLife Extension Office is offering a Summer Sewing Workshop on Tuesday through Thursday (Aug 15-17). The classes are at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, from 9:00 am to 2:30-ish pm. The cost is $15, payable at the door. The class will include T-shirt, quilt instruction, basic sewing instruction, and simple make-and-take projects.


Have a wonderful weekend!