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Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Connection-August 3rd

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Connection-August 3rd
  • PublishedAugust 4, 2017

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I’m 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!


Workforce Solutions of N.E. Texas Ribbon Cutting

Workforce Solutions of N.E. Texas has moved to a new facility and will host a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 8 at 12:00 noon.  Join us at their new location, 1513 Houston Street, to celebrate their new space and all the great work they do in our community!


Sulphur Springs Public Library

The Sulphur Springs Library is hosting the last week of Knights and Princesses Summer Reading Program 2017.  Storytime for all ages will be held on Thursday, August 3 at 6 p.m.  Friday, August 4 is the last day to turn in Reading Logs for prizes.  Tuesday, August 8 at 3 p.m. is multiplayer Minecraft. Everyone take advantage of the last week of the summer reading program activities at the Sulphur Springs Public Library.


CanHelp is hosting their 2017 Back to School Fair on Friday August 4th from 3 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).  The 2017 Back to School Fair is scheduled for Friday, August 4 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.


H & R Block

H & R Block is offering an income tax course to help you learn how to prepare taxes for personal use or for extra income as a tax professional.  Chamber members will receive a discounted rate.  Also, a $15.00 coupon is available if you enroll online at HRBLOCK>COM/CLASS, or by telephone at 214-326-9004.  Class times and locations are flexible to fit your current job, school, and family schedules.


Reilly Springs Community Center

The Reilly Springs Community Center presents Hanah & Hailee, Country Duo, Saturday, August 19 at 7 p.m.  Admission is $10.00 per person, and you will surely get your money’s worth.  The Jamboree is held at the Reilly Springs Community Center, 109 CR 1439, in Sulphur Springs.  Come and enjoy some real country music!


Texas AgriLife Extension Office

The Texas Agrilife Extension Office has many offerings this month.  Check them out!


Course:  Pesticide Applicator Certification for Private Applicators. The Texas Department of Agriculture requires users of insecticides and herbicides to obtain and maintain a private applicator license. 

Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas

Date and Time:  August 16, 10:00-2:00

Cost:  $25.00, which includes lunch.

RSVP to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 903-885-3443.


Note:  No testing will be conducted on this day.  Contact the Texas Department of Agriculture for exam arrangements.  Teaching materials and rules and regulations for sale ($40.00) at the Hopkins County Extension Office. 


Course:  Cooking Well With Diabetes.  Attend this series of four fun-filled, interactive classes packed with research-based information and delicious diabetes-friendly recipes.

Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas

Dates:  Series of 4 classes, September 12, 14, 19 and 24

Times:  1:30 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. (choice)

Cost:  $25, payable at the first session

Call 903-885-3443 to reserve your space or if you need additional information.


Course:  Free Marriage Education Workshop.  This informative workshop is offered to married couples, engaged couples, and seriously-dating couples.  Come and discuss ways to improve communication skills, marriage expectations, conflict resolution, money management, and more!

Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas

Date and Time:  August 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There is no cost, and lunch is provided

Facilitator:  Johanna Hicks

RSVP to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 903-885-3443

Note:  Engaged couples who complete this workshop will receive a gift certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license!


Hunt County Regional

Hunt County Regional Hospital is bringing the Tubby Adkisson Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach to town on August 24th, to the Spring Village Shopping Center in Sulphur Springs. Most insurance accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. They can assist 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 ext. 21.  To schedule individual screening mammograms, please call (903) 408-5010.  Appointments and pre-registration are requested.


Shining Star Productions

Shining Star Productions presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, August 11-13, at the SSISD Auditorium.

Tickets are $10.00 in advance and may be purchased at the S. S. Public Library, Alliance Bank, and The Sewing Queens.  Tickets will be $12.00 at the door and are required for ages 2 & up.  Performances are:  Friday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m.  There will be a special performance on Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. featuring the Jr. Cast.  Don’t miss this production!


Finally, the Chamber of Commerce would like to wish Emma Woods a Happy 101st Birthday on August 14!


Have a wonderful weekend!





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