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Chamber Connection, June 18, 2009: Winners Chosen at Ice Cream Freeze-Off

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Carlie Penson was named the 2009 Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Winner in the Super Scoop category with her recipe of Almond Prailine, while Billy Jack Allen took home the runner-up spot with his Banana Nut ice cream.

Other winners were:

  • Little Dip Plain: 1st Place: Lucy Walters, 2nd Place: Ann Marie Dorner
  • Little Dip Fruit: 1st Place: Ryder & Addison Caddell, 2nd Place: Tori Dorner
  • Little Dip Novelty: 1st Place: Mandy Eckhart, 2nd Place: Norris English
  • Big Dip Plain: 1st Place Carlie Penson, 2nd Place: Chris Allen, 3rd Place: Tori Cotton
  • Big Dip Fruit: 1st Place Tonya Ross, 2nd Place: Ryan Henton, 3rd Place: Vickie Pickel
  • Big Dip Novelty: 1st Place: Henry Penson, 2nd & 3rd Place: Jimmy Don Allen.
  • The People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by those present at the contest was won by Tami Armstrong with Pomegranate Ice Cream.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s freeze-off — whether you entered the contest, sponsored the event or just came out and ate ice cream, Thank you! Another group that I MUST thank is the Board of Directors and the Ambassadors for the Chamber of Commerce. I swear, they are the greatest group of volunteers EVER and I appreciate all that they do!


Thank you Ice Cream Freeze Off Sponsors

Each year, our Chamber members graciously sponsor each of the events that the Chamber provides. Without their commitment to this community, all of these events would not be able to take place. I would like to encourage you, the next time you are in one of these businesses, tell them “Thank You” and let them know that they are appreciated!


Triple Dip Sponsors

  • Alliance Bank
  • Alliance Bank Financial
  • Carriage House Manor
  • Galyean Insurance
  • Pizza Inn


Double Dip Sponsors

  • Advantage Copy Systems
  • Ag - Power Inc
  • City National Bank
  • Front Porch News Texas
  • Guaranty Bond Bank
  • Lonestar Dodge
  • Martindale Feed
  • Morningstar Foods, Inc.
  • Pilgrim Bank
  • Vista Care


Single Dip Sponsors

  • Agriland Farm Credit
  • Alliance Document Shredding
  • Best Western
  • Brian Toliver Ford, Lincoln Mercury
  • Bryan & Mattison Attorneys At Law
  • Carl D. Bryan
  • Century 21 First Group
  • Chris's Irrigation/Lawn Maintenance
  • Crystal Feed
  • Dairy Health Services
  • Darryl Doughtie M.D.
  • Eternity Creations
  • Financial Solutions
  • Jeff's Carpet Cleaning
  • Johnson Law Firm
  • Judge Robert Newsom
  • Kramerica Outdoor Advertising
  • Latson's Printing
  • Law Office of Eddie Northcutt
  • Lucky 7 Landscaping
  • M & F Western Products
  • Marc Maxwell
  • Mark Homer
  • Murray Orwosky Funeral Home
  • Phil Smith, Attorney
  • Professional Land Title
  • Rotary Club
  • Service 1st Credit Union
  • Southwest Dairy Museum
  • Sulphur Springs Hardware
  • Super Handy
  • The Appraisal Firm of Texas
  • The Lodge
  • Town & Country Cleaners
  • Visiting Angels of Paris


Prize Sponsors

  • Chicken Express
  • Chili’s
  • Circle E Western Wear
  • Classic Lanes
  • Danna’s
  • Little Caesars
  • McDonalds
  • Status Salon
  • Sulphur Springs Floral
  • Wal-Mart
  • Whataburger

Goody Bag Sponsors

  • Alliance Bank
  • At Home Health Care
  • City National Bank
  • Coca-Cola
  • FEC Electric
  • Gary Spraggins
  • Guaranty Bank
  • Harvey-Daco
  • Latson’s
  • Morningstar
  • Pilgrim Bank
  • Sky’s the Limit
  • Southwest Dairy Museum
  • State Farm-Brittany Wilson
  • Town & Country Cleaners


Business After Hours Mixer, Thursday, June 18th @ 5:15 at Candy Bouquet

Join other Chamber members on your way home from work TONIGHT for the Business After Hours Mixer at Candy Bouquet, located in Windsor Plaza at 5:15. Check out all of the amazing gift ideas, visit with friends, and possibly win a door prize! We hope to see you there!


Ribbon Cutting at Rebounds, Friday, June 19th at Noon

Please join us for a ribbon cutting at Rebounds, Upscale Resale Shop, located at 1181 S. Broadway on Friday, June 19th at Noon. Stop by on your lunch hour and check out all of the beautiful items they have at Rebounds, and help us welcome them into our community and the Chamber of Commerce.


Freedom Ride & Rally, June 20th—Benefiting H. C. Veteran’s Memorial

The Veteran’s Memorial Group will be hosting a motorcycle rally on Saturday, June 20th. Registration will be from 8-9am on the Square and the ride will begin at 9:15, then you will return to the square at noon for lunch! If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Lee at Texas Art and Frame at 903-885-9555.


Independence Festival—June 26th and 27th!

Friday night, June 26th, bring your lawn chairs down to Main Street for a free concert featuring The Cruz Brothers. Edgar and Mark Anthony Cruz will be performing together in a rare performance. If you would like to hear a sample of their music, you may visit edgarcruz.com or markanthonycruz.com. Music will begin at 7:30pm, so gather up your friends and family, take a stroll down our beautiful new Main Street and enjoy the LIVE music!

Just leave your lawn chairs in the car, because you don’t want to miss the Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra Concert and Fireworks celebration on the square, Saturday, June 27 at 7:45pm. We are so fortunate to have this incredible event on our Downtown Square. So, once again, call your family and friends, grab your lawn chairs and make your way to the square for a spectacular evening of entertainment. The Concert, conducted by Dr. Douglas Bakenhus is sponsored by Alliance Bank and the Fireworks are sponsored by Sulphur Springs Vision Center. Wow — how lucky are we that these two businesses continue to provide this event for our community!


Farmer’s Market on Main Street

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings on Main Street, check out their new website and see what you’ve been missing. The market takes place from 8a-2p, but make sure to get there early, so you don’t miss out on some of goodies that go quickly!

Visit their website for more information:




Don’t miss these opportunities

  • June 19th—Ribbon Cutting, Rebounds, 1181 S. Broadway, Noon
  • June 20th—Freedom Ride & Rally, on the Square, Veteran’s Memorial, 8am
  • June 26th—Music on Main Street featuring the Cruz Brothers, 7:30pm
  • June 27th—NE TX Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks on the Square 7:45pm
  • July 17 & 18—H.E.A.T. Stock Horse of Texas Clinic & Show at Civic Center.
  • August 22nd—Hot August Nights—Civic Center—Noon -7p


Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week

Congratulations to the Business of the Week:

Seven Seas Roasting Company

949 FM 2560

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


Pete Claypool and Debbie Lock


Tip of the Week:

“Never grind more coffee than you will use for immediate brewing and store coffee beans in a sealed container in the freezer until ready to use.”


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




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