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The Chamber Connection for July 29, 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.

I would like to thank the sponsors that have already agreed to help us put on this magnificent event:

  • Alliance Bank
  • City National Bank
  • Guaranty Bond Bank
  • Orthodontics at Summit Dental
  • Lone Star Dodge
  • AgriLand Farm Credit
  • A.K. Gillis
  • Richard Drake Construction
  • Ocean Spray
  • North and East Texas Beef Improvement Organization
  • Hopkins County Judge Cletis Millsap
  • Town & Country Cleaners
  • Powers & Blount
  • ReMax
  • Southwest Dairy Museum
  • Winzen Film

If you are interested in being a stew sponsor, please give us a call.

 

Who can design the coolest T-shirt for the Stew Contest?

We want you to design a T-shirt for the 41st annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest ... send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will ask the community to vote for the best one. The winner will receive $50 cash AND the opportunity to be a judge at the stew contest AND the winner’s design will be the T-shirt that we sell at the stew contest! I will post all of the details next week, so check back or call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.

 

Tickets on sale now for Aug. 13-14 Texas Heritage National Bank PBR Challenge at the Civic Center

Tickets for the Texas Heritage National Bank are now on sale at Texas Heritage National Bank, Circle E Western Store and the Civic Center. You may purchase reserve seating tickets and general admission tickets at Texas Heritage National Bank and Circle E Western Store or just general admission tickets at the Civic Center. Reserve tickets are only $20 this year with general admission tickets reduced to only $10.

 

Ribbon Cutting for Hampton Inn

Thank you to everyone who attended the fabulous grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Hampton Inn. Owners Mike and Daphne Cox and Ken and Susan Cox put together a fabulous spread of food and beverages for the more than 75 people in attendance. The hotel boasts a beautiful dark wood and very handsome décor with a conference room, weight room and pool! Featured in the photo from left to right are: Stacie Gillespie, general manager; Bailee Petty, Dairy Festival Queen; Susan, Trey, Amy and Ken Cox, owners; Marshall, Mike, Daphne and Michael Cox, owners; Fall Festival Cover Girl Ashley Wilburn and Logan Cox, Amy and Ken’s granddaughter. They are surrounded by Chamber members, Ambassadors, city leaders and lots of family and friends. For more information about the Hampton Inn, call 903-439-4646.

 

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.

 

Free Marriage Education Class set for Saturday, Aug. 7

The Texas AgriLife Extension Office is offering a free marriage education class for married, engaged or seriously dating couples. The class will be from 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m., and refreshments will be served. For more information or to make reservations, please call Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443.

 

SS Girls Softball sign-up at Fieldhouse Sports

Fall Softball sign-ups will run from July 26 through August 21 at Fieldhouse Sports. The cost is $50 for the season. Late registration (after Aug. 21) will be an additional $10.

 

‘Drivers Safety Program’ to be offered August 30-31 at Senior Citizens’ Center

The Affiliated Driving School will be offering a 6 hour “Driver’s Safety Program” from noon to 3 p.m. on August 30 and 31. Anyone and any age is welcome! The program is $12 for an insurance discount only or $25 for ticket dismissal. You must pre-register, so call Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661.

 

Don’t miss these opportunities

  • Aug. 4 — Ribbon Cutting for Collision Central, North Service Road of I-30, noon
  • Aug. 7 — Free Marriage Education Class, Extension Office-8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 30-31 — Driver’s Safety Program, Senior Citizen’s Center, noon-3 p.m. both days

 

Business of the Week

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

 

State Farm Insurance — Paul Stewart
862 Gilmer Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
903-885-8336

 

Thought for the week:
“For 30 years our mission has been to maintain and grow an agency that faithfully fulfills the needs of the policyholders it serves.” — Paul Stewart

 

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

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