Once again, we would like to congratulate the 45 students that were selected to the High School Leadership Program for the 2009-2010 school year. We would also like to thank the many businesses and individuals who have offered to help sponsor the program:
Alliance Bank, Dr. I.L. Balkcom IV, Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op, Southwest Dairy Museum, and Town and Country Cleaners. As we mentioned before, the students do not pay a tuition to participate in the program…it is 100 percent funded by sponsors. If you would like to help sponsor the Leadership Class, please contact the Chamber at 903-885-6515.
Stew Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 8
Would you like to be able to go straight to the service tents on Sept.19 and not have to stand in line to purchase a ticket? Then get your stew tickets early! Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, stew tickets will be on sale at Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Guaranty Bond Bank, Pilgrim Bank and Texas Heritage National Bank! Once again, tickets are only $5 for all-you-can-eat, which includes cheese and crackers, and children under 5 eat FREE!
Attention Stew Cooks: Yes, you CAN stay overnight on the stew grounds!
We have had many questions about whether or not you may stay on the stew grounds since it is in a city park. The answer is YES! You may continue the tradition of cooking on Friday and staying all night to prepare for the big contest on Saturday! We will have security patrolling the grounds to make sure that everything and everyone is safe!
Stew Cook Meeting: Sept. 8, at 6: p.m. at the Southwest Dairy Museum
If you are cooking stew for the stew contest, please make sure to have at least one member of your cooking team at the Cook’s meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6 at the Dairy Museum. This meeting will give you a chance to ask any questions, and you will also receive your ingredient check!
More than 115 stew sites selected for the 2009 World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest
Don’t forget, the stew contest is Saturday, Sept. 19, and we will begin serving stew at 11 a.m. in Buford Park! If you have any questions, please give us a call at the Chamber at 903-885-6515! Only 23 days ‘til the Stew Contest!!!
Hopkins County Fall Festival, Sept. 12-19
The Fall Festival will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 12, with the traditional parade at 10 a.m.! If you want to participate in the parade, please contact Susan Neal at 903-945-2722. Also, the Fall Festival has introduced a couple of new events to the week of festivities, including the Baby Crawling Contest and the Hot Dog Eating Contest. If you would like more information, or would like to see the full schedule of events, visit their website at www.hopkinscountyfallfestival.com
2009 Household Arts Contest entries are being accepted now
If you would like to enter an item in the Household Arts Contest that will take place during the Fall Festival, please take your entries to the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 Houston St., between 8:30 am. and 4:30 p.m. until Sept. 16. Items may also be taken directly to the high school Thursday, Sept. 17, or Friday, Sept. 18. If you have any questions, please contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443.
Chamber’s new website up and running – Check it out!!!
Have you visited the website yet? I hope that you will take a minute to browse through the website and see all of the valuable information on it! Once again chamber members, please check out your listing in the member directory and make sure that all of the information is correct! The URL is:
2009 maps are now available!
If you would like a new city/county map, please stop by the Chamber office and we will be happy to get you one! Also, make sure to pick up the new phone books and newcomer’s guides!
Register now for the “Cooking Well with Diabetes” series at the Extension Office
If you have diabetes or would like to learn to prepare healthier meals, this class is for you. It will include recipe demonstrations, materials, samples, and door prizes. The cost is only $10 which covers all four classes. The class will take place on Sept. 21, 24, 28 and Oct.1st and is limited to the first 25 people. To register, call Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443
HCMH will be celebrating 60 years and will host a reception Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss these opportunities
- Sept. 3rd: 60th Anniversary Celebration at Memorial Hospital, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Sept. 8th: Stew Cook Meeting, SW Dairy Museum, 6 p.m.
- Sept. 12-19th: Hopkins County Fall Festival, Civic Center
- Sept. 19th: World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest, Buford Park!
- Sept. 21st,24th, 28, & October 1st: “Cooking with Diabetes”
- October 3rd: John Chester Dutch oven Cook-off-Heritage Park, 11
Business of the Week
Congratulations to our Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week:
3454 W. I-30
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Tip of the Week: "Don't forget end-of-season maintenance on all of your equipment. Make sure that your equipment is ready for next season by picking up the parts to do it yourself or bring it to us for a full inspection and service.” — Clint Gage, manager
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!
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