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Don’t Forget to VOTE!!! Every Vote Counts!

The Sulphur Springs ISD bond and City Council elections will be held on Saturday, May 9th, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the SSISD Administration Building, located at 631 Connally St.

After voting…stop by the Farmer’s Market on Main Street! 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Ribbon Cutting at Ms. Robin’s Nest

Ms. Robin’s Nest is a new day care facility located at 101 Sherry Lane in Sulphur Springs (at the College Street overpass just before you get to ABC Autoplex.) Robin Palmer opened the daycare, which is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and takes children from infants to after school age. Pictured in the photo from left to right are Ambassadors Linda Mobley and Dial Moffitt, ownerRobin Palmer, with her granddaughter Aniston, Kyla, Macie, Jennifer, Nataleigh, Allie and her Grandma, Julie and Mateo, and Ambassadors Debbie Swingle, Nelda Winkle and Cecile Blount. Children behind the banner are Nikolas, Kason, and Gavin. We welcome them to the Chamber of Commerce. If you have questions about the daycare, please call 885-7900.


Bluegrass in the Park — May 8th & 9th

Gates open at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for an evening filled with fabulous bluegrass music, beginning at 5:30pm at Heritage Park.


Broadway Musical in Sulphur Springs! “Oz” will be on stage at the Civic Center

Get your tickets now to see American Idol runner-up Dianna DeGarmo LIVE at the Civic Center on May 26 & 27 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center. 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. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! For more information, call 903-885-8071.


Memorial Day Observance May 22nd on the Courthouse Steps at 10 a.m.

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 Comiittee will be organizing this event and will also provide chairs. Please join us for this special day!


Where is your Ice Cream Freezer? Pull it out and Dust it off!

It’s that time of year — the Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off will be held on Saturday, June 13th, at 4 p.m. on the Civic Center Grounds. For more information and entry forms, either call us at 903-885-6515 or stop by our office at 300 Connally St.


Dairy Festival Information!

You know what it means if the Ice Cream Freeze-Off is just around the corner…that means that the Dairy Festival is quickly approaching as well! Here is a quick rundown of events:


Friday, June 12

Hot Air Balloon Rally & Glow



Hot Air Balloons take flight early morning

8am begins the 5K Milk Run…you may register at Fieldhouse for this event

10am — Parade

1-3 — 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 17-20



Saturday June 20th

10 a p.m..m. — NETLA Jr. Dairy Show

10 a.m. — Dairy Foods Contest

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


What to do with old cell phones?.....CANHelp!

CANHelp has initiated a collection program for recycling cell phones. Any unused cell phones can be donated to CANHelp at 613 Gilmer St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. For more information, call Dawn Sheffield at 903-885-9797.


Don’t miss these opportunities

  • May 9: SSISD School Bond Election and City Council Elections, SSISD Admininstration Bldg., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • May 8 & 9th: Bluegrass in the Park, Heritage Park
  • May 22nd: Memorial Day Observance, Courthouse Square, 10 a.m.
  • June 13th: Chamber Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off, Civic Center Grounds, 4 p.m.
  • June 13-20: 50th Annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival
  • July 17 & 18: H.E.A.T. Stock Horse of Texas Clinic & Show at Civic Center.


Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week

Congratulations to the Business of the Week:

Everything Unique
124 Main Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Thought for the Week:
“Holly’s mixture for a fabulous home: a smidgen of sass, a pinch of boldness and a dash of fragrance…all available at Everything Unique.” — Holly Massey

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!


The Chamber Connection

We've wondered for years: "What is going on under the big billboard in Cumby?" Now we knowo. Jseph Saucier has been salvaging architectural pieces from all over the local area — and other states, in fact — to create the Billboard Restaurant and Club.



The Chamber Connection: Bulkley Trucking wins 20th Annua Golf Tournament

The team of B.D. Powers, Donnie Powers, Terry Goldsmith, Jeff Brown, Kirk Blake and Pat Larkin, sponsored by Bulkley and Associates trucking company, were the low net scorers for the 20th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, winning six passes to the Crowne Plaza Invitational PGA tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth as well as the honors and bragging rights of being the Champions for 2009!


The Chamber Connection: 20th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is tomorrow

We are so excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Golf Tournament tomorrow at Sulphur Springs Country Club. A special thank you to all of the many sponsors of this event and to all of the golfers who participate each year. It is going to be a great day! Who will win this year? Make sure to check back next Thursday for all of the results.


The Chamber Connection: Last Chance! Register for Golf Tourney by March 27

Friday is the last chance to register for the 20th Annual Hopkins County Golf Tournament! It will be a wonderful day of golf, filled with tons of contests, raffle drawings, and great prizes! To register your team, sponsor a contest or hole, or both, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515, no later than Friday, March 27th!
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