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Sulphur Springs Senior Center October Events
Oct 9 @ 12:00 am – Oct 31 @ 11:45 pm

There are so many events in October….. I don’t want you to miss a thing…. I have attached some of the Flyers

Thursday, October 10th ” 1:00 PM  – 2020 Medicare Choices” by Debbie Shelley of the Retirement Gals.  Debbie will  help you choose what Medicare Options you want.  Pie and Coffee will be served.  Debbie will also be setting up one on one appointments for October 17th and October 24th.
Thursday, October 10th at 10:30  LCR.. If you haven’t played LCR you are missing some fun. Come out and see what it is all about.  Sponsored by Pioneer Crossing for Seniors.  You might win a Gift Card.  It is very simple to learn.
Monday, October 14th 1:30 PM – Bright Star Writing Group.  If you like to write come join the group.
Tuesday, October 15th 11:30 –  Parkinson’s Support Group.
Saturday, October 19th is the Start of the 50th Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival.  The Parade kicks off at 10:00 am at Buford Park.
Monday, October 21st  1:30 PM – Rocking Wreaths with Heritage Hospice.  Leslie Forshee will bring everything you need to make a Door Wreath.. It is always fun.
Tuesday, October 22nd 1:30 PM  – Senior Citizens Day at the Hopkins County Fall Festival.  We will Honor “Senior Male Volunteer of the Year”  and  “Senior Female Volunteer of the Year”  After the awards we will have some Refreshments and then play BINGO.
Thursday, October 24th 1:00 PM..  Come play BUNCO with us.  The more that plays the more money you can win.  It is always a Fun Time.   It only takes a second to learn how to play.
Thursday, October 24th – Saturday, October 26th – 50th Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival
Saturday, October 26th – Hopkins County Stew Festival
Friday, October 25th 10:45 –  Monthly Birthday Party Come have some Cake and Punch and
help us Celebrate the October Birthdays
Saturday, October 26th 1:00 PM – Earl W. Martin 42 Tournament     Cost is $ 10.00 a person. Cash prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th Places.
Monday, October 28th 10:30 AM – Shawls of Love…   If you want to learn how to Knit or Crochet these ladies will teach you.  They make lap blankets and Hats.  They also make special things for Holidays. Come help them bless others
Thursday, October 31st 12:00 Halloween Party.   Wear your BEST Halloween Threads and you might win a prize.   Lunch we will served and the event is sponsored by East Texas Physical Therapy.
BINGO is played on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 Fit and Strong Exercise is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 42 Is Played on Wednesday and Friday at 12:30  and the 1st Saturday of the Month Line Dancing is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 1:00 Art Class is EVERY Tuesday at 10:00 BRIDGE is played on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and 1st and 3rd Thursdays
There are lots of Club that meet at the Senior Citizens Center in the evenings

2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival Activities @ Sulphur Springs, Texas
Oct 19 @ 11:45 pm – Oct 26 @ 4:02 pm

2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival Activity Schedule

The 2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival is hosting its annual parade on Saturday (Oct 19) at 10:00 am. The parade will leave from Buford Park to begin on Houston Street, turning down Church Street to pass around the square and finish up on Gilmer Street, ending at Lee Street. Local first responders, civic groups, businesses, and churches will participate in the parade to kick off the Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival events. The Grand Marshall of this year’s parade is Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Brad Cummings.

Applications are still being taken for the Hopkins County Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show. It features hand-crafted items to sell on Friday and Saturday (Oct 25-26) at the Sulphur Springs High School. Both inside and outside spaces are available. Set up will be Friday (Oct 25) starting at 7:30 am. Hours for the Arts & Crafts Show are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. You do not have to be from Hopkins County to have a space. For guidelines and a copy of the application, please contact the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443, or drop by 1200 W. Houston Street in Sulphur Springs.

Senior Citizens Day for the Hopkins County Fall Festival will be held on Tuesday (Oct 22) at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center. It will  begin at 1:30 pm with recognition of the Senior Female Volunteer of the Year and Senior Male Volunteer of the year. Refreshments will then be served at 1:45 pm. Bingo will start at 2:00 pm.

The Hopkins County Fall Festival Carnival will be open on Wednesday and Thursday (Oct 23-24) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday (Oct 25) from 6:00 pm to midnight, and Saturday (Oct 26) from noon to midnight on the Hopkins County Civic Center grounds. Advance tickets are available at Super Handy locations for $20 and will also be available at the gate for $25.

The Hopkins County Fall Festival Exhibit Hall and Boutique Market will be held on Friday and Saturday (Oct 25-26) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Hopkins County Civic Center Banquet Hall. Food vendors will also be set up in the food court outside.

The 2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival Earl W. Martin 42 Tournament will be held on Saturday (Oct 26). The tournament will begin at 1:00 pm at the Sulphur Springs Senior Center. There will be cash prizes and snacks will be provided. The cost to enter is $10 per team until Friday (Oct 18). After Friday (Oct 18) the entry fee is $25 per team.

The 2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival will feature a free Kids Zone on Friday and Saturday (Oct 25-26) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day at the Hopkins County Civic Center. The Kids Zone will include a jump zone with inflatables from, water walking balls where kids can try to walk on water, the free  SSHS-FFA petting zoo, free face painting, and a barrel train ride for the kids.

Jarvis Fest
Oct 24 – Nov 2 all-day

Jarvis Fest

Jarvis Christian College to host its annual ‘Jarvis Fest.’ The multi-day event will feature the ‘East Texas Got Talent’ Competition with celebrity judges Dr. Mathew Knowles, Mike ‘5000’ Watts, Tia P, Columbia Records executives, a performance by R&B Sensation Keke Wyatt and a host of other family-friendly activities

Hawkins, TX – October 17, 2019: Jarvis Christian College is hosting The 2019 Jarvis Fest, an annual scholarship fundraising event benefiting the United Negro College Fund, on Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, November 2. This year’s multi-day festival will include activities for the whole family, such as:

  • October 24 – Greek Stroll Off and Social featuring historically Black fraternities and sororities
  • October 25 – Dr. Mathew Knowles’ Lecture entitled “The DNA of Achievers.”
  • October 25 – The Coronation of Mr. and Miss Jarvis
  • October 26 – The Taste of Jarvis, a Day Party, and The “East Texas Got Talent” Showcase featuring celebrity judges Dr. Mathew Knowles and more. Contestants can upload audition videos to Instagram using #JarvisFest2019, be selected as one of 10 to perform before the celebrity panel, and win $1,000.
  • October 29 – “The Day of the Dead” Hispanic Commemoration Ceremony & Free Dinner
  • October 30 – The “Think Pink” $10K Shoot Out Competition and The Blue & Gold Pride Day Pep Rally, Women and Men’s Basketball Games
  • October 31 – Trunk-Or-Treat, Haunted House and Halloween Dance
  • November 1 – Free Carnival on Campus followed by the Women’s Basketball Game
  • November 2 – The Bark-a-thon (Phone-a-thon) Campaign

Prices for each event will vary. Support Jarvis’ United Negro College Campus Fund by purchasing tickets for individual events or as a sponsor. Jarvis Christian College is a member college of UNCF. As such, the college raises designated funds. In return, it receives three times that amount plus scholarships for students. The goal of this event is to raise $90,000. See attached flyer for additional details.                             

About Jarvis Christian College

Jarvis Christian College is a historically Black liberal art, four-year institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the college is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery.

CarFit Car Checkup Event Set In Paris @ Paris Regional Medical Center's PrimeTime Senior Service Center in Paris.
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mature drivers in Northeast Texas can have a trained TxDOT specialist check their automobiles for comfort, safety, and mobility to help improve their daily driving experiences Thursday (Oct 24) at Paris Regional Medical Center’s PrimeTime Senior Service Center in Paris.

The center is located at 1128 Clarksville Street, Suite 30. The hours for this event are 10:00 am to noon. CarFit checkups are designed to provide a quick, comprehensive check on how a mature driver and their vehicle work together, said Monica Yates, TxDOT traffic safety specialist and certified CarFit technician.

These checks are part of the national CarFit program developed by the American Automobile Association (AAA), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

“CarFit is part of our safety program,” Yates said. “Our technician will teach participants how to make their vehicle fit them by reviewing 12 key safety areas. We complete a 12-point checklist with drivers. Some of the things we check are the correct position of the driver’s seat, the driver’s ability to easily reach the pedals, and how to properly adjust and set the mirrors.”

CarFit is not a driving test or mechanical inspection. Technicians do not make any changes to participants’ vehicles.

For more information, contact Yates at (903) 737-9292 or email<>.

Senior drivers can also check their local AAA club or AARP office to take driver safety refresher courses or look into occupational therapy driving evaluation programs that provide individual driving assessments. CarFit is an extension of these classroom programs that help mature drivers ensure their personal vehicles are adjusted to their needs.

Winnsboro Rotary Club – Chick-Fil-A Day
Oct 25 all-day

The Rotary Club of Winnsboro is delivering Chick-fil-A lunch to Winnsboro businesses on Tuesday, October 29. Help us grow Rotary Park at City Park one sandwich at a time. Your support is appreciated. If you have kids in school, we will deliver the sandwiches to the schools. The kids will bring home an order form.

Detroit Wrestling Event
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Detroit Eagle Education Foundation (DEEF) will host a wrestling event on Saturday (Oct 26). VIP tickets are available at 5:30, allowing you to get in early, sit ringside, and have a picture and autograph opportunities with the wrestlers. The official doors open at 6:00 pm, and the wrestling will begin at 7:00 pm. The World-Class Pro Revolution Wrestlers are out of Antlers, OK, and will be going to both Clarksville ISD and Detroit ISD during the week to speak on Anti-Bullying.

The DEEF is a non -profit organization that gives scholarships to the Seniors of Detroit High School. Every Senior wanting to attend a college, university, or trade school is welcome to apply and receive the $1,000 scholarship. All proceeds from the wrestling event will go to the DEEF.

Asylum Haunted House – Talco
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Did you hear the screams last Friday and Saturday night coming from the North? The Asylum Haunted House opened last Friday night in Talco. The opening weekend was a great success with lots of screams, laughs, tears, and, yes, even a couple reported accidents. We put the restrooms by the que line, but not everyone takes advantage of them, and both nights combined, we had almost 300 people attend. Great clean family fun had by all. Concessions are also available on the property.

The Asylum Haunted House will be open every Friday and Saturday in October from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm, and Halloween Night from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm. We are at 205 W. Broad St in Talco. You can find more information about our event at The Asylum Haunted House – FEAR is a Place Where Nightmares Really Do Come True! – Talco, Tx or on Facebook at Security Check Required

Haunted Treat – Paris
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It is the annual “Haunted TREAT” at Tailored Rides, Sunday (Oct 27) from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. It is a free children’s and family fun day. We have simple games available to play and a costumed horse parade at 1:15 pm. For a fee, we will be doing horseback rides and have concessions available. Costumes are highly encouraged! It is at 384 CR 42520 in Paris.