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The Chamber Connection for July 15, 2010

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Have you turned in your entry form for the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest?

It’s hard to believe, but the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest is just two months away!

The date for the contest is Saturday, Sept. 18, at Buford Park. If you cooked stew last year, you will have your stew site reserved from last year until Tuesday, Aug. 31. After that date, all stew sites will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We have already received several entry forms and are looking forward to it being the best stew contest EVER! If you would like more information, please call us at 903-885-6515.


Business After Hours at Star Country 95.9 on Tuesday, July 20

Please join us for a fabulous time during our Business After Hours hosted by Star Country 95.9. Stop by the radio station on your way home from work for some great food and great fellowship. You might even win a door prize! If you have never been to a Business After Hours, then you should give it a try…you don’t have to stay long, but it is a wonderful opportunity to meet local business people! See ya on Tuesday the 20th!

Ribbon Cutting for Hampton Inn at noon on July 23

Please join us at noon on Friday, July 23, for a ribbon cutting at the new Hampton Inn on Mockingbird Lane in Sulphur Springs. We are so happy to welcome them to Sulphur Springs and to the Chamber of Commerce, so stop by on your lunch hour to say hello and see the newest hotel in Sulphur Springs.

Ribbon Cutting for Collision Central,at noon Aug. 4

Please stop by on your lunch hour to help us welcome Collision Central to Sulphur Springs and the Chamber of Commerce during the ribbon cutting at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 4. This will give you the chance to meet the folks at Collision Central and also see all of the ways they could help you if you need repairs done to your vehicle.


Stock Horse of Texas Clinic set for July 16-17 at the Hopkins County Civic Center

This is a 4-H benefit and all funds raised at the event support local 4-H kids and projects. Last year there were more than 60 entries in the clinic on Friday and over 110 horses and over 400 overall entries in the competition on Saturday.

The economics department at TAMU-Commerce estimated that the show last year had an overall economic impact of $135,000 and included 102 hotel room rentals, 235 meals served in restaurants and $18,000 in spending that was separate from what was spent at the event itself.

The kids made over $6000 in profit from last year’s show, which has allowed them to pay for several projects that may not have been possible otherwise.

Since its inception in the mid 90’s , the Stock Horse of Texas (SHOT), an affiliate of the American Stock Horse Assn, has been conducting events that have both an educational clinic and a competition. The clinic is designed to help the riders learn to train their own horse in the four events of reining, stock horse pleasure, working cow horse, and trail. As the riders gain in experience and skill, they can compete against their peers in any of several competitive divisions. The divisions are set up so that each rider is matched against riders of approximately equal skill. Both the clinics and competitions are casual, friendly affairs that promote learning and enjoyment over an attitude of win-at-any-cost.


Fall Gardening Workshop presented by Hopkins County Master Gardeners July 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

If you would like to have more information on preparing your yard/garden for the fall season, then attend this FREE seminar at the Extension Office, presented by the Hopkins County Master Gardeners from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

They will discuss tree pruning, cover crops, soil preparation, lasagna gardening, transplanting, composting, and proper use of insecticides and herbicides. Please register by calling 903-885-3443!ore. The building was most recently home to Lake Pointe Church.


Fall Composting Program July 22 at the Hopkins County Extension Office,  5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Ken Kunkel (Master Composter) will be conducting a Fall Composting Program on Thursday, July 22, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Extension office located at 1200 B Houston St. The seminar is free, but you need to register by calling 903-885-3443.


Pop Warner Football sign-ups at Fieldhouse Sports Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

If your son is interested in playing football in the fall, please stop by Fieldhouse Sports this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for sign-ups and weigh-in, or you may sign up at Coleman Park around the Alliance Bank Field on Saturday, July 24, during their softball fundraiser.


Don’t miss these opportunities

July 20 — Business After Hours at Star Country 95.9 — 5 p.m.

July 22 — Official Groundbreaking of the Middle School — 9 a.m.

July 22 — Fall Composting at Extension Office — 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

July 22 — Fall Gardening Workshop at Extension Office — 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

July 23 — Ribbon Cutting for Hampton Inn on Mockingbird Lane, noon

Aug. 4 — Ribbon Cutting for Collision Central, North Service Road of I-30, noon


Business of the Week

We would like to congratulate the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week:

BG Home Decorating

615 Gilmer St.

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


Thought for the week:

“BG Home Decorating is a locally owned, service-oriented, value-driven, full-service home decorating business. We offer everything you need to decorate your home, from lighting, flooring, cabinetry and countertops. In fact, we have a local granite fabrication shop in Sulphur Springs, so we cut, edge and finish all granite countertops. To make your experience at BG Home Decorating even better, we now offer 12 month, no interest financing. Since time is a precious commodity, shopping local stores that provide a variety of products and knowledgeable guidance add value to your purchase. So if you are looking to make changes in your home, please stop by our store on Gilmer Street and let us help you!”

— Gail & Brian Ross

That’s all for now ... have a GREAT week!




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