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Chamber Connection for 4/20 by Butch Burney

Chamber Connection for 4/20 by Butch Burney
  • PublishedApril 20, 2022

Kids Kingdom/ Chamber of Commerce

Kids Kingdom

This is the weekend that Kids Kingdom needs your help!

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.

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, contact the Chamber at 903-885-8515 or

Wildcat Jazz

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 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.

Nextlink Business Of the Week/ Chamber of Commerce

Spring Market

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.

Ribbon Cutting

The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum on State Highway 11 as you enter Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 12. The museum is an interactive learn-and-play indoor and outdoor space for elementary age children.

NETX Children’s Museum Ribbon Cutting/ Chamber of Commerce

Let ‘Er Rip will have a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at 1441 Shannon Road. Please welcome them to the business community.

The Shave Shop will have a ribbon cutting at noon Friday, April 22, at Kids Kingdom, as part of the renovation weekend.

Business of the Week

Nextlink, which provides high speed internet to Hopkins County, is the Business of the Week for April 20. See more about our Business of the Week on the Chamber’s Instagram and Facebook pages as well as our website.

Contributed by Butch Burney

Written By
Taylor Nye

Taylor Nye is the editor of Front Porch News. She has degrees from the University of Wisconsin in human biology, Latin American studies, and public health. She has previously worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, Tucson Weekly and Sulphur Springs News-Telegram. As a sixth generation Hopkins County resident, she loves celebrating our heritage and history.