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The Chamber Connection: Tickets on sale now for Texas Heritage National Bank PBR Challenge on Aug. 21-22

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Tickets are on sale now, for the Texas Heritage National PBR Challenge, presented by Priefert Ranch Equipment. This year they are offering Advanced Reserved Seating for $17 and Advanced General Admission for only $15!

Tickets are available at Texas Heritage National Bank, Circle E and the Civic Center! Remember, get your tickets early and save $5 dollars per ticket instead of buying them the nights of the rodeo. Which, by the way, the PBR event will be August 21st and 22nd at the Civic Center.


Good Luck Dixie Angels and Darlings at the World Series in South Carolina!


27th Annual Texas Cushman Motor Scooter Club meet

Have you seen the hundreds of Cushman motor scooters that have been rolling into town this week? Each day the group will take short drives around Hopkins County, so be mindful of them on the roads! Also, if you would like to get a closer look at the Cushmans stop by the Civic Center while they are here and check them out — they love to show them off!


Beans & Cornbread Lunch this Friday at Hopkins County Genealogical Society from 11-2

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society will be hosting a home-cooked beans and cornbread lunch, including sliced onions, pickles, jalapeños, iced tea, plus your choice of dessert: pie, cake, cookies or cobbler, all prepared by the Genealogical Society! The best part of it — it’s only $5!!! So stop by 212 Main Street on Friday for a yummy lunch. The will also prepare take-out orders — just call 903-885-8523.


Kids Expo, Saturday August 8th at Sulphur Springs Gymnastics!

In today’s world, it is so very important to help teach our children how to be healthy, and that is exactly what Sulphur Springs Gymnastics is offering with their Kids Expo on Saturday August 8th. They will be offering health awareness, safety awareness, gymnastics, tumbling, taekwondo and dance. The classes and information are free, so make sure to take your children to the EXPO! If you would like more information, call 903-438-0748!


3rd Annual Hot August Night BBQ Cook-Off: Support your Volunteer Fire Departments Aug. 22

Looking for family fun? Don’t waste the gas — stay local and bring out the whole family for a full day of fire, fun and fantastic music, then stick around for the PBR Challenge at the Civic Center. Listen to”Texas Red Dirt Music;” cheer on your favorite volunteer fire station in the fire muster games; let the kids play in the bounce houses; shop the vendor booths; and witness several demonstrations! If you would like to have a vendor booth, please call Dawn Morgan at 903-335-2187. Wristbands for the event can be pre-purchased at STAR Country Radio, any of your local volunteer fire departments, or the Civic Center for $10 for adults, children 6-10 are $7 and kids 5 and under are FREE! Concerts will be going from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with food being served at 4 p.m. until they run out, so get there early!!


HCMH will be celebrating 60 years and will host a reception Thursday, Sept. 3rd, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.!


Over 100 stew sites selected for the 2009 World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest

Don’t forget, the stew contest is Saturday, September 19th, and we will begin serving stew at 10:45 a.m. in Buford Park! If you have any questions, please give us a call at the Chamber at 903-885-6515! Only 51 days til the Stew Contest!!!


Hopkins County Fall Festival, Sept. 12th-19th

As you are marking your calendars, mark off the entire third week in September for the Fall Festival! This year the Fall Festival will be introducing several new events to compliment the Arts & Crafts Show, Quilt Show, Business Expo, Street Dance, Petting Zoo and Carnival. They have tons and tons of activities for the whole family! If you would like to see everything that will be happening at the Fall Festival, visit their website at www.hopkinscountyfallfestival.com!


Don’t miss these opportunities

  • July 29-August 1st: Texas Cushman Motor Scooter Club, Civic Center
  • July 31st: Beans and Cornbread Lunch, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 212 Main St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Aug. 8th: Kids EXPO, Sulphur Springs Gymnastics, 9a.m.-Noon
  • Aug. 21st & 22nd: Texas Heritage National Bank PBR Challenge, Civic Center
  • Aug. 22nd: Hot Aug. Nights—Civic Center, Noon-7 p.m.
  • Sept. 3rd: 60th Anniversary Celebration at Memorial Hospital—5:30-7:30pm
  • Sept. 12-19th: Hopkins County Fall Festival, Civic Center
  • Sept. 19th: World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest, Buford Park!

Business of the Week

Congratulations to our Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week:


Guaranty Bond Bank

919 South Gilmer St.

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


Tip of the Week: “You can depend on Guaranty Bond Bank to handle all of your banking or financial needs. Thank you for helping us to be the bank that we are today, for the trust you have placed in us, and for your business. Come by and see us!"

— Craig Roberts, Guaranty Bond Bank-Sulphur Springs president

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





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