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The Chamber Connection for Nov. 24, 2010

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Chamber office closed for holidays until Nov. 29

Happy Thanksgiving! The Chamber of Commerce will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday and will re-open for business on Monday, Nov. 29, at 8 a.m.


Ribbon Cutting for The Look Hair Design Studio

The Chamber of Commerce held a ribon cutting ceremony Thursday for The Look Hair Design Studio, owned by Kim McCool and located at 468 Shannon Road, Suite 78, in Sulphur Springs. Pictured in the photo are: Chuck Sickles; Shannon Matlock, stylist; Kay McCool, Kim’s mother; Lynda Hager; Dawn Morgan; Debbie Swingle; Tori Cotton, Fall Festival Cover Girl; Dial Moffitt; and Kim McCool, owner and Stylist. The Look is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can reach them at 903-438-2014


Ribbon cutting for KGPFM Radio on Friday, Dec. 3

We would like to welcome 91.1 KGPFM to the Chamber of Commerce. KGPF is a Christian radio station serving Sulphur Springs and surrounding areas with contemporary Christian music. Their office is located in the CANHelp building at 613 Gilmer St.


Ribbon cutting at the new location of Studio 9 Hair Design on Dec. 9

Please join us as we celebrate the new location of Studio 9 Hair Design at 101 Bill Bradford Road, Suite 16. We will be having their ribbon cutting at noon on Thursday, Dec. 9, so please stop by on your lunch hour and check it out.


Christmas in the Park on Nov. 27 and Dec. 3 at Heritage Park

Each year, Heritage Park is open to visitors for Christmas in the Park. The event begins at sunset and lasts for three hours. While in the park, visitors can enjoy a spectacle of lights, strolling carolers, musicians, a live nativity scene and Santa Claus. Free hot cocoa, coffee, punch, cookies and other goodies are served in various buildings on the grounds. Most of the historic buildings are open, with volunteers dressed in period costumes to help create the feeling of stepping into the past. The festival will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and admission is $3. Come and step back in time to enjoy the start of the Christmas season. Then, on Dec. 4, you can “drive-thru” Christmas in the Park from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


CASA Cookie Walk set for Dec. 3

On Friday morning, Dec. 3, between 8 a.m. and noon, don’t miss out on the CASA Cookie Walk at First United Methodist Church. It’s only $5 for a pound of yummy cookies!


Third Annual Lion’s Club Electric Lights Parade

Want your float to be judged in the Lion’s Club Electric Lights Christmas Parade? Make sure to turn in your entry form! I know that many of you are diligently working on your float for the parade, but have you turned in your entry form? It is very important that your entry form be turned in NO LATER than Dec. 1 so that the judges may know that your float is to be judged and also to know what category it should be judged in. If you want to be considered, then please turn in the entry form. If you do not have an entry form, call us at the Chamber and we will get you one. Then, you may turn them in to the Chamber, City Hall or Guaranty Bond Bank.

The parade will once again be at 5:30 in the evening on the first Saturday in December, which this year is Dec. 4.


Dr. Ray Perryman will be speaking at the Civic Center on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Don’t forget that noted economist Dr. Ray Perryman will be speaking on the “Northeast Texas Economic Outlook” this coming Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center. For more information, contact the Chamber at 903-885-6515.


Don’t Miss These Opportunities

  • Nov. 27: Christmas in the Park at Heritage Park, 5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 1: Dr. Ray Perryman to speak at 11:30 at the Civic Center
  • Dec. 2: Tree lighting at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital for Lights of Life
  • Dec. 3: CASA Cookie Walk at First United Methodist Church
  • Dec. 3: Ribbon Cutting for KGPFM Radio at CANHelp building, 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 3: Christmas in the Park at Heritage Park: 5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 3: Christmas on the Square, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 4: Lion’s Club Electric Lights Parade
  • Dec. 4: Drive-thru Christmas in the Park at Heritage Park, 5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 4-5: Northeast Texas Choral Society Christmas Concert, “A Cozy Christmas,” 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
  • Dec. 9: Ribbon Cutting for Studio 9, noon


Business of the Week

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


Paris Junior College-Sulphur Springs Center
1202 West Houston St.
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Thought For the Week: “We are delighted to be selected as the Business of the Week. Starting with 233 college students enrolled at the opening of the SS Tech Center in August of 1996, there has been a gradual, consistent increase over the past 15 years to enrollment of close to 900 students. The Sulphur Springs campus of Paris Junior College, also known as the “Tech Center,” continues to serve area-wide residents with affordable day and night classes, college credit, and developmental and workforce skills training. A student can complete associate of science, associate of arts, associate of art in teaching and the associate of applied science degrees, all on the SS campus. The core curriculum course offerings will transfer to four-year colleges and universities to satisfy requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The SS campus also offers computerized drafting, criminal justice and education classes, as well as prerequisites for nursing, radiology, surgical and physical therapy technician programs. Grants and school loans are available to eligible students. PJC is an accredited college through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.”

— Linda Bennett, PJC-SS Center director

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




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