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Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Connection-July 27th

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Connection-July 27th
  • PublishedJuly 28, 2017

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The deadline is almost here!  It’s time to turn in your t-shirt designs for the 48th Annual Stew Contest!!!  The Chamber will be accepting submitted designs from Monday, July 17th through Monday, July 31st.  The submitted entries will be voted on by the Chamber Board of Directors, and the winner will be announced on August 10th.  If your design wins the t-shirt contest, it will be used on all shirts, hoodies, and marketing for the 48th Annual Stew Contest!  Email your designs to We can’t wait to see the entries!!!!


I’m just so excited about the upcoming 2nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Photography Contest!  Let me review the basics.  Anyone of any age can enter as we have a children’s category.  The picture must be newer than January 1, 2015, and must have been taken in Hopkins County. The contest will be open from August 1st to August 31st.  There are seven categories you may enter: Natural World, Travel, People, The Hopkins County Experience, Altered Images, Mobile, and Children’s Category. Only digital images are accepted (no prints). To submit your photograph, email the picture to  Rules and releases will be available on the Chamber of Commerce website.  I cannot wait to see your beautiful photos!


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 for all ages will be held on Tuesday, July 25th at 10:30 a.m. They will also have Storytime for the Ages on Thursday, July 20th at 6 p.m.


CanHelp is hosting their 2017 Back to School Fair on Friday August 4th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

CanHelp is hosting their 2017 Back to School Fair! Through the support of 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.  The 2017 Back to School Fair is scheduled for Friday, August 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center, 1200 Houston Street in 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, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 15-17, 2017.  The classes will be held at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston Street in Sulphur Springs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30-ish p.m. The cost is $15 (payable at door). The class will include t-shirt quilt instruction, basic sewing instruction, and simple make-and-take projects.



Ribbon cuttings:


The Venue at 219 hosted an Open House with its new owners on Thursday, July 20th at 5 p.m.

The Venue at 219, located at 219 Main Street in Sulphur Springs, hosted an Open House and ribbon cutting celebration with its new owners on Thursday, July 20th from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Guests enjoyed music, food, beverages, and a photo booth.  The Venue at two nineteen is currently offering Christmas in July that will earn you 10% off any of your holiday bookings made in July.


Hopkins County Fire Department hosts a “Push-in” Ceremony for new Fire Truck on Friday, July 21st

The Hopkins County Fire Department’s Fire Truck “Push-in” Ceremony was held on Friday, July 21st at noon. After the ceremony, they officially put the brand new County fire truck into service. The Hopkins County Fire Department is located at 1286 Texas Street in Sulphur Springs.


NETcinity hosted their grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, July 26th at 10 a.m.

NETcinity hosted their grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, July 26th at 10 a.m.  They are located at 1335 Shannon Road East in Sulphur Springs.  NETcinity is a new company to Sulphur Springs that specializes in advanced technology marketing for businesses.


Sulphur Springs News Telegram hosting their Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Wednesday, July 26th at noon

Sulphur Springs News Telegram celebrated their ribbon cutting and grand re-opening on Wednesday, July 26th at noon.  Sulphur Springs News Telegram is located at 401 Church Street in Sulphur Springs.  In addition to the daily newspaper, the Sulphur Springs News Telegram distributes Down Home Living Magazine, a magazine that is published every other month; Country World, and various advertising opportunities.


Have a wonderful weekend!



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