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Chamber Connection by Butch Burney 06.26.24

Chamber Connection by Butch Burney 06.26.24
  • PublishedJune 26, 2024

Join us for our main networking monthly event when Nations Lending hosts our Cocktails and Conversation on Thursday, June 18.

You don’t have to be a Chamber member to attend. It is free to everyone, and a prime time to make friends and contacts.

The event will also mark the grand opening for Bethany Ashby’s new Nations Lending office, located at 425 Main St.

Stew is in the Air

It’s too hot for stew in June, but it’s not too early to begin thinking about the stew contest.

Stew cooks and sponsors, be looking for registration and sponsorship forms to be distributed in the next couple of weeks. This year’s theme for the 55th Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest on Oct. 26 is Stewper Heroes.

The registration cost will remain at $100 per stew site.

Willy Wonka

The Community Players will present Willy Wonka Jr., a musical, later this month at Main Street Theatre. Production times are June 21, 22 and 28 at 7 p.m., and June 23, 29 and 30 at 2 p.m.

Go to for more more information.

Independence Day Concert

The 32nd annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks on the downtown square is set for Saturday, June 29, with the concert starting at 8 p.m.

The Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Douglas Bakenhus, will perform classic favorites.

Back to School Fair

CANHelp in Sulphur Springs is gearing up to host their annual Back-to-School Fair, which assists children in low-to-moderate income families prepare for the new school year, by providing school supplies, haircuts and other needs. The fair is on August 1, but pre-registration is required for students to receive school supplies.

You can pick up an application at CANHelp (613 Gilmer Street).

Businesses may also register to participate as a vendor

Ribbon Cutting

There will be a ribbon cutting for Rowdy Goose Parties and More at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Buford Park. There will be bounce houses for kids and more! Everyone is invited to the event.

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Chloe Kopal

Chloe Kopal was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Sulphur Springs High School for 4 years and graduated in 2021. She was also a line member for the Blue Blazes Drill Team for 3 years. Chloe is the Digital Content Creator for Front Porch News. Her love for our community shows through her work. She is very passionate about photography and has been ever since the first time she picked up a camera many years ago.