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The Chamber Connection for Sept. 9, 2010

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Get your stew tickets NOW! Stew Contest is Saturday, Sept. 18

If you don’t like to wait in line, then you need to stop by Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Guaranty Bond Bank, Pilgrim Bank and Texas Heritage National Bank and pick up your tickets to the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest!

The price is still just $5 for all-you-can-eat stew, which includes cheese and crackers. After you get your tickets, all you have to do on the 18th is go straight to one of the three service tents!

I would like to thank the sponsors of the stew contest: Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Guaranty Bond Bank, Orthodontics at Summit Dental, A&S Air Conditioning, Audley Moore Construction, Lone Star Dodge, Luminant, Allstate Insurance-Patty Brown, AgriLand Farm Credit, A.K. Gillis, Richard Drake Construction, Ocean Spray, North East Texas Beef Improvement Organization, Hopkins County Judge Cletis Millsap, Town & Country Cleaners, Chris Brown, Powers & Blount, ReMax, Southwest Dairy Museum ABC Autoplex, Jordan Health Services, Vista Care and Winzen Film.

Many others have donated items for the stew contest. They include: Farmers Electric Co-op, Chicken Express, Southwest Dairy Museum, Alliance Bank, City National Bank, First United Methodist Church, Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe, Morningstar Foods, Furr’s, Chili’s, GSC Enterprises, The Lodge, Latson’s, Heritage Park and the city of Sulphur Springs. If you are interested in being a stew sponsor, please give us a call.

Steve Littlefield’s design wins T-shirt contest

Thank you to all who entered the T-shirt design contest! All of the entries were fantastic, and obviously the community thought so as well. We had over 600 votes on the T-shirts, with Steve Littlefield’s design winning the top award. Steve was awarded $50, but since he is a stew cook had to pass on the opportunity to be a stew judge (a conflict of interest, you understand). His T-shirt design has been modified, with his approval, to be on a black T-shirt in order for all of the beautiful colors to really pop. We will be selling the T-shirts for $10 at the stew contest, Saturday, Sept. 18.

Ribbon Cutting at Pioneer Café at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22

We are so pleased to welcome the Pioneer Café to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. We would like for you to join us at the ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m.. The Pioneer Café is located at 307 Main St.


Check out the new canteen at the VFW

If you have not stopped by the new canteen at the VFW, you are missing out! They have just recently built a beautiful new canteen filled with pool tables, shuffle board and lots of big screen TVs. The VFW is open 7 days a week, so stop by and play a game of 42 or dominos and see the changes at the VFW.


Candy Bouquet now at VF Mall

Candy Bouquet is open at the VF Mall Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at other times by appointment. They are always available, any time, by calling and placing an order over the phone or to set up a time for pick up at the mall or for delivery. And, as always, there is never any charge for delivery in town! You may reach Carol Palmer at Candy Bouquet at 903-885-6742 or www.5795.candysurprise.com or by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



A big ‘Thank you’ to the High School Leadership sponsors; members from county schools announced

Without our many sponsors, the High School Leadership Class would not be possible. I would like to thank the businesses that are sponsoring the Leadership Class for 2010-2011: Alliance Bank, Bulkley & Associates, Charles Helm, Dhawal R. Ram, MD, First United Methodist Church, Grocery Supply Company, Guaranty Bond Bank, Hopkins County Dairy Festival, Kiwanis Club, Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op, Southwest Dairy Museum, Southwest Mobile Imaging, Town & Country Cleaners, Winzen Film, Inc., Trinity Harvest Church, Hopkins County Fall Festival, Quality Craft Cabinets, Heath Hyde, Attorney at Law and Joel Sheffield, Attorney at Law, Fieldhouse Sports, Johnson Law Firm and Rotary Club.

Each year, we also have 8 county students that will be participating in the program along with the students from SSHS. The county students are:

Blair Bassham and P.K. Harlin from North Hopkins; Brooke Lane and Kimber Thompson from Saltillo; Jeremy Coberley and Hunter Vaughan from Sulphur Bluff and Austin Baxley and Krysten Duprey from Como-Pickton.


Don't miss these opportunities

Sept. Fall Festival Parade: 10 a.m. Don’t forget to wave the American flag!

Sept. 13: Fall Festival Golf Tournament, SS Country Club, 11 a.m.

Sept. 14: Senior Citizen Day, $10; 2 p.m. until ???; Civic Center

Sept. 15: Carnival opens; armbands available at Super Handy Stores

Sept. 17: Arts and crafts, baby crawling contest, youth fishing contest, petting zoo, quilt show plus more Civic Center

Sept. 18: 41st Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest; Buford Park

Sept. 18: Catfish and Country Concert and Fish Fry competition, $10 (children 5 and under get in free), 6 p.m.; Civic Center

Sept. 22: Ribbon Cutting for Pioneer Café, 11 a.m., 307 Main Street


Business of the Week

Congratulations to the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week:

Sulphur Springs Public Library

611 N. Davis

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


Thought for the week

“Sulphur Springs Public Library is pleased to be recognized as a viable contributor in the economic growth and development of the downtown business community of Sulphur Springs and looks to continue in its commitment as an information center to inform, enrich and empower every individual through knowledge and lifelong learning.”

Dr. Cheryl Lawson, director, Sulphur Springs Public Library

That's all for now…have a GREAT week!




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