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If you are looking for something to do this weekend, stop by the Flea Market on the Square and check out all the vendors. You will be able to find all sorts of treasures, along with taekwondo demonstrations, kids safety kits and really good food vendors. While you are downtown, take a stroll down Main Street and purchase some fresh produce from the Farmer's Market. The festivities will take place from 8 a.m-4 p.m.

Broadway is coming to Sulphur Springs!

“Oz: The Musical” will be LIVE on stage at the Civic Center May 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for students (with student ID), seniors (over 55), children 12 and under and groups of 15 or more. All other adults will be $20. What an amazing event to have here in Hopkins County! For more information, call the Civic Center at 903-885-8071.


Do you make the ‘Best’ Homemade Ice Cream? Then Prove it!

The Chamber of Commerce will present the 8th Annual Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off on Saturday, June 13, at 4 p.m. on the Civic Center Grounds. It is absolutely FREE to enter your freezer of ice cream — all you have to do is fill out an entry form and have your ice cream ready to be judged at 4 p.m. on the 13th! If you are more of an “ice cream eater" than an “ice cream maker," then make plans to join us for only $3 for all-you-can-eat ice cream! For more information and entry forms, either call us at 903-885-6515 or stop by our office at 300 Connally St.!


Memorial Day Observance set for 10 a.m. on May 22 on the Courthouse Steps

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Join us on the square to recognize the men and women who have served this country and to observe Memorial Day. The Middle School Band will perform. The Hopkins County Military Coalition will fire 21 rounds, then “Taps” will be played from the balcony of the Courthouse. The Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Group will be organizing this event and will also provide chairs. So please join us for this special day!


50th Anniversary of the Dairy Festival!

Friday, June 12 -- Hot Air Balloon Rally and Glow

Saturday,13th-- Hot Air Balloons take flight early morning

8 a.m. — 5K Milk Run — you may register at Fieldhouse for this event

10 a.m. — Parade down Connally and out Gilmer

1-3 p.m. — Corvette Show

1 p.m. — 42 Tournament

3 p.m. — Milking Tournament

4 p.m. — Ice Cream Contest

6 p.m. — Hot Air Balloon Glow

Wednesday, June 17ó20 Carnival

Saturday June 20th

10 a.m. — NETLA Jr. Dairy Show

10 a.m. — Dairy Foods Contest

7 p.m. — Dairy Festival Pageant to round out the week of activities!


Ribbon Cutting, Papa John's Pizza, Tuesday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m.

Please join us as we welcome Papa John's Pizza to the Chamber of Commerce and Sulphur Springs this Tuesday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m. Papa John's will be setting up their kitchen at the VFW, so stop by on your lunch hour!

Don't miss these opportunities

  • May 19th: Ribbon Cutting, Papa John's Pizza-VFW-11:30am
  • May 22nd: Memorial Day Observance, Courthouse, 10am
  • May 26 and 27: ”Oz: The Musical,” Civic Center, 7pm
  • May 30th: Go GREEN!
  • June 13th: Chamber Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off, Civic Center Grounds, 4:00pm
  • June 13-20: 50th Annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival
  • July 17 and 18: H.E.A.T. Stock Horse of Texas Clinic and Show at Civic Center.
  • August 22nd: Hot August Nights, Civic Center, Noon -7p


Hopkins County is going GREEN on May 30!

Do you have old computers, aluminum cans, gently used furniture, cell phones, documents to shred? Wondering what to do with them? On May 30th, you will have the opportunity to get rid of it all — RECYCLE! Keep watching this column for more information!!!


Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week

Congratulations to the Business of the Week

Alliance Bank Financial Services
100 Jefferson
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
903-439-3075


Thought for the Week:

“Investing with an eye to the long term is particularly important with stocks. Historically, equities have typically outperformed bonds, cash, and inflation, though past performance is no guarantee of future results and those returns has also involved higher volatility." — Susan Lennon, Financial Advisor


That's all for now — have a GREAT week!

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