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The Chamber Connection for March 3, 2011

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Adult Leadership Project: A new walking track on the south side of Buford Park

The Hopkins County Adult Leadership Class has announced that their class project will be to put in a walking track on the south side of Buford Park.

The walking track will add an approximate 1/3 mile to the existing track at Buford Park. Not only will the track be a great, shaded place to walk, but the class is selling beautiful 12-inch by 12-inch granite tiles that will be placed every 15 feet around the entire track. The tiles can have a family’s name or a business name on them, and they will be place in the concrete to live on in the park for years to come. The cost to purchase a tile is $300, or if you want a logo on it, it will be $340. There are a limited number of tiles available, so get yours NOW! If you would like more information, please call Cody Stewart at Eternity Creations at 903-438-1313.


Are our legislators taking care of Hopkins County?

I am certain they are, but if you would like to make an impact in Austin on behalf of Hopkins County, then make plans to travel to Austin for Hopkins County Day. We will be visiting with all of the important folks in Austin that are making decisions on our behalf. We will be spending March 29 in Austin. If you are interested in attending, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515. We are looking for business leaders who want to make an impact in Austin to assure that the bills that will help Hopkins County are being focused on. It is very important that our representatives know what we believe is important for our county.


East Texas Broadcasting hosting ‘Taste of Home Cooking School’ March 24

Tickets are on sale now for the “Taste of Home Cooking School” that will be held at the Civic Center on March 24. VIP seating is $25 and general seating $10. For more information, call Bryan Friesth at 903-885-1546 or 903-572-8726.


Ribbon cutting ceremony welcomes Eagle Energy

Thank you to all who attended the ribbon cutting for Eagle Energy! Pictured in the photo are Laura Brannon, Collin Alexander, Arvie Turner, Energy Consultant; Bob Weaver, Dana Wilhite, Scott Brown, Lynda Hager and Jackie Thornton. If your business would like to Eagle Energy audit your electric bill and try to get a lower rate, you may call Arvie Turner at 214-564-4002 or visit his website at myenergybid.com.


Pilot Club presents Spring Fever Extravaganza featuring Edwina Patterson at the Civic Center on April 2

Please join the ladies from Pilot Club of Sulphur Springs as they present Spring Fever Extravaganza featuring Edwina Patterson. Ms. Patterson is the author of 17 books, a sought-out speaker, nationally syndicated radio/TV host of Gotta Minute?, and founder of Redeeming the Time Ministry, just to name a few accomplishments.

According to information about Edwina, she “challenges, encourages and equips you to begin today to bring back balance into your life. She is thrilled about the opportunity to share God’s love and encourages you to develop a growing relationship with the Lord.”

The event will include lunch, a silent auction, a raffle, door prizes and the book “The Balanced Life.” The raffle will be a gas grill with some stunning patio furniture! One raffle ticket is included with your ticket, but you may purchase more for $10 each. Tickets may be reserved at www.sspilotclub.org or from any Pilot Club member. For more information, call Barbara at 903-439-9859 or Jane at 903-348-5099.


Help Support SSISD Project Graduation at Subway this Saturday, March 5

If you would like to support the seniors at Sulphur Springs High School, then visit Subway this Saturday, March 5, between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Then drop your receipt into the Spirit Night Box, and the senior class will get a portion of the proceeds for Graduation Celebration.


Ribbon Cutting scheduled for Ridgeway Internet Security on Tuesday, March 8 at Noon

Join us at the Chamber offices at the corner of Connally and Davis streets at noon on Tuesday, March 8, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ridgeway Internet Security.


Ribbon Cutting for NE Texas Fire and EMS Training Academy on Wednesday, March 9

Please join us in welcoming the North East Texas Fire and EMS Training Academy to the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 9, at 5 p.m. The Academy is located at 1334 Sharon Lane which is just off the westbound service road of I-30 between League Street and State Highway 19.


CANHelp Tater Tote set for March 17th – Order your potato by Friday, March 11

As CANHelp celebrates 11 years of service to the people of Hopkins county, they will be hosting their annual “Tater Tote” on Thursday, March 17th. For just $5, you will get a large fresh baked potato, butter, chives, cheese, bacon bits and sour cream. If you order 5 or more potatoes, they will deliver them to you for free in side the Sulphur Springs City Limits! Please call Micah Petty at CANHelp at 903-885-9797 ext. 5 to place your order by Friday, March 11th!


Texas Hold-em Tournament Benefitting the North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department on March 18

If you like to play poker, then make plans to play Friday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Hopkins volunteer Fire Station (State Highway 19 north at FM 71. There is a $50 buy-in with a $25 add-on (optional) and 1 re-buy. Burgers, hot dogs, beans and chips will be available with complimentary soft drinks. For more information and to reserve a seat, please call 903-335-2491.


Business After Hours on Thursday, March 31, at Memorial Monuments

Please join us for a Business After Hours Mixer at Memorial Monuments at 5:00pm, Thursday, March 31st. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business people in our community as well as have the opportunity to enjoy great food and possibly win a door prize!!!


Don’t Miss These Opportunities

Feb. 26 — Last day to register for Girls Softball

March 2 — Ribbon Cutting for Eagle Energy at the Chamber at noon

March 4-6 — UPRA Membership Rodeo, Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

March 8 — Ribbon Cutting at the Chamber for Ridgeway Internet Security at Noon

March 9 — NETX Fire and EMS Training Academy Ribbon Cutting at 5:00

March 31 — Business After Hours at Memorial Monuments at 5:00

April 2 — Pilot Club Spring Fever Extravaganza, Civic Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 8 — Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

April 16 — John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-Off at Heritage Park

May 14 — Spring Folk Festival at Heritage Park

Oct. 22 — World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest


“Questions Asked at the Chamber ... Really!”

A lady called the Chamber and said, ”Ma’am, I am trying to figure out what to give my sister and brother-in-law for their 65th wedding anniversary ... can you help me with that?” I asked her what they liked to do and after about 30 minutes, we decided that a beautiful bird house would be a wonderful gift for them to enjoy since they like to sit on the porch and watch birds.

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!




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