Kids Kingdom needs your help the weekend of April 22-23, just as it did when it was built 25 years ago.
The Sulphur Springs Leadership Class has selected to rehab Mary Bonham’s Kids Kingdom in Buford Park. And just like when it was constructed quarter-century ago, everyone is invited to help.
Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, have been designated as work days to re-stain all the wood in Kids Kingdom and spread mulch. It will be professionally powerwashed before that weekend to prepare for the staining.
The class is also planning to replace and/or repair the equipment, such as the handicap swing, chains, swings, tires, etc. for the playground, restore the ground mulch and install lighting for safety and security.
Church and civic groups, as well as individuals, are encouraged to help with the project.
To sign up to help, go to the website https://forms.monday.com/forms/bcbe10e346b300167c125ad23b7dd17c?r=use1 or contact the Chamber at 903-885-8515 or Butch@HopkinsChamber.org to sign up to help that weekend!
Education will the be topic of the Chamber’s next Lunch and Learn, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast.
Cumby ISD faculty will be on hand to talk about their PTECH program and how student internships can benefit businesses and students alike.
Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Mike Lamb will also be on hand to discuss the $93 million bond proposal that will go before voters in May.
Cost of the Lunch and Learn is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or email me at Butch@HopkinsChamber.org.
Wildcat Jazz Band’s 2nd Annual Jazz on the Square is coming to downtown at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. They will feature songs from Three Dog Night, The B-52s, the Blues Brothers and more.
Be Well, Live Well is the topic of a four-session program offered by Texas AgriLife Extension Office. The sessions are April 11, 14, 18 and 21, at 10 a.m. each day. Contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 or email@example.com.
Be a Kids Superhero
You can be a superhero in attire and deed with the CASA Superhero Virtual Walk to promote Child Abuse Awareness. During the month of April, you are encouraged to walk or run anytime anywhere while wearing a superhero costume, cape or simply a blue shirt. Post your photo on social media with the hasthtag #lakecountrycasa.
The Spring Market on Main is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, on Main Street. Come out shop, eat and purchase from vendors, booths and shops.
The 10th and final Tanner Higgins Warrior Run is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Celebration Plaza. There will be a 5K Warrior Run and a one mile Grunt Run. Registration is $20.
The Nottingham’s Sulphur Springs Dodge UPRA Rodeo will be contested April 15 and 16 in the Hopkins County Civic Center Arena at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $10 for adult, $5 for children ages 6-12, and 5-and-under are free.
Tickets can be purchased at Circle E Western Store.
Pop Up Shopping
Beauty Grace, at 220 Connally St., will have a pop up shop Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, a perfect time to shop for Easter attire.
Night With Champions
Texas A&M-Commerce is hosting a Night With Champions, celebrating student-athlete success and the university’s transition to Division I on Friday, April 8, at the Rayburn Student Center. The event starts at 5:15 with a VIP reception and the program begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds support student-athlete scholarships. For more information, contact Lion Athletics at 903-468-8760 or email Donovan.Burriss@tamuc.edu.
The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum in Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at noon Tuesday, April 12, at the museum on State Highway 11. Please join us for that event.
Contributed by Butch Burney