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Hopkins County Chamber Connection June 1

 

 

Lezley Brown
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce

BIG NEWS for the Ice Cream Freeze-off!! I have a big announcement regarding the 16th Annual Ice Cream Freeze-off! We have changed the time and location.  The Ice Cream Freeze-off will still be held on Saturday, June 10th, but the time has moved to 5:30 p.m. and the location has moved to Shannon Oaks front lawn.  Come enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream for $3.00 (while it lasts), then watch the hot air balloons take flight at 6 p.m. all in the same place!  We can’t wait to see you there!  We still have category space available for people to make and enter their homemade ice cream.  If you are even barely considering it, just go for it!  There is no entry fee!!! Call the Chamber for more information, (903) 885-6515, or visit our website at www.hopkinschamber.org.  We all scream for ice cream!

Texas Heritage Bank is hosting an open House on Thursday, June 1st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Texas Heritage Bank is hosting an Open House on Thursday, June 1st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Make sure and stop by for good food, prizes, giveaways, and an authentic chuckwagon.  Food includes Dutch Oven brisket, chips, drinks, and Dutch Oven cobbler. Yum!!! Texas Heritage Bank is located at 215 N. Hillcrest in Sulphur Springs. See you there!

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering Cooking with Chef Cruz on Tuesday, June 6th at 6 p.m.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is sponsoring “Dinner Tonight -Cooking with Chef Cruz” on Tuesday, June 6, at the Hidden Lakes Hunting Lodge in Yantis, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Chef Cruz Minjarez will demonstrate recipes using red stag, buffalo, duck, and quail.  Family & Consumer Sciences Extension agents will share recipes for side dishes as well as information on food safety and storage of wild game.  Early registration by May 12 is $20.  After May 12, registration is $25.  The first 20 to register will have the opportunity to serve on the tasting panel.  Registration information is found at http://hopkins.agrilife.org, or you may contact the Extension office at 903-885-3443.

 

The Root’s of Hero’s Restaurant will host their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, June 6th

The Root’s of Hero’s Restaurant will host their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Tuesday, June 6th at 8:30 a.m.  The Root’s of Hero’s is located inside The VF Outlet Mall on Bill Bradford Road in Sulphur Springs, Suite 111.  Come on by and sample their menu and welcome this restaurant to Hopkins County.

 

Camp Brave Heart will be held June 8th and 9th at First United Methodist Church

Cypress Basin Hospice’s Camp Brave Heart will be held June 8th and 9th at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day. This is a free, children’s grief camp that is offered to our community. They are looking for children ages 6-12 that would benefit from this camp as well as community volunteers that would like to help with camp activities. Questions about the camp should be directed to Shiles Hubbell at (903) 577-1510, and questions about volunteering should be directed to Niki Haynes (903) 577-1510

 

Opening Ceremonies Ribbon Cutting for the Dairy Festival is scheduled for Friday, June 9th at noon

The Dairy Festival officially kicks off with a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, June 9th at noon on Celebration Plaza.  Make plans to be there and celebrate the start of the Dairy Festival!

 

5K Milk Run is scheduled for Friday, June 9th

It is time for the 59th annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival’s Balloon Rally and 5k Milk Run! This year’s chip timed race will be held on Friday evening, June 9 at 7:00pm. Imagine running down a country road, on a beautiful summer evening in Hopkins County, beneath a sky filled with colorful balloons. This unique family event features an out and back course that begins and ends at the balloon glow and launch area! Stick around after the race and enjoy the amazing sights and sounds of brilliantly colored balloons and live entertainment from the main stage. All runners 18 years and older will have their bib numbers entered in a drawing for a ride in a hot air balloon on Saturday, June 10th. All winners will be announced on Friday night after the run. Register today at: www.hopkinscountydairyfestival.com.

 

Here is the schedule for the Dairy Festival events:

 

Friday, June 9, 2017

 

Hot Air Balloon Media Flight

6:00 AM—9:00 AM (Weather Permitting)

Shannon Oaks Church

 

Opening Ceremonies

Ribbon Cutting

12:00 Noon

Celebration Plaza

 

Hot Air Balloon Rally and Flight

6:00 PM—9:00 PM (Weather Permitting)

Shannon Oaks Church

 

5K Milk Run

7:00 PM

Shannon Oaks Church

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

 

Hot Air Balloon Rally and Flight

6:30 AM—7:30 AM (Weather Permitting)

Shannon Oaks Church

 

Dairy Festival Parade

10:00 AM

Buford Park (Parade Participants Arrive By 9:00 AM)

Parade Route (Leave Buford Park.  Connally Street to Downtown.

Downtown to Gilmer Street. Parade Ends at Gilmer & Lee Street.

 

Junior Dairy Show

10:00 AM

Hopkins County Civic Center Arena

 

Milking Contest (Dairy Festival Queen Contestants, Parents & Balloon Pilots)

3:00 PM

Hopkins County Civic Center Arena

 

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Freeze Off

5:30 PM

Shannon Oaks Front Lawn

 

Hot Air Balloon Rally and Flight

6:00 PM—9:00 PM (Weather Permitting)

Shannon Oaks Church

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

 

Hopkins County Dairy Festival Coronation Pageant

7:00 PM

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 Knights and Princesses Summer Reading Program 2017.  Every Tuesday at 3 p.m., they offer multiplayer Minecraft.  Storytime with Medieval Times will be held Wednesday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m., and the Summer Reading Program Kickoff and Registration will be held on Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m.

 

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

Hunt County Regional Hospital is offering the Tubby Adkisson Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach on June 22nd in the Spring Village Shopping Center in Sulphur Springs. All insurances accepted at Hunt Regional are also accepted 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 payment resources please call The Bridge Breast Network at (214) 821-3820 x 21.To schedule individual screening mammograms, please call (903) 408-5010. Appointments and pre-registration are requested.