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The Chamber Connection for July 23, 2009

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TX Heritage National Bank PBR Business After Hours Mixer  TONIGHT

Stop by on your way home from work for a fabulous evening with the crew from the Texas Heritage National Bank PBR Challenge, have some appetizers from Chili’s and possibly win some great door prizes. The Business After Hours is a great opportunity to visit with old friends, make new ones and also exchange business cards, so don’t miss it! Texas Heritage National Bank is located at 215 North Hillcrest, just across from ECLC.


The PBR will soon be back, so get your tickets early; here is how:

The Texas Heritage National PBR Challenge presented by Priefert Ranch Equipment on Aug. 21 and 22 at the Civic Center will be having a special “Ticket Kickoff” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, July 24, at Texas Heritage National Bank at 215 North Hillcrest Drive. Only the best seats in the Civic Center Arena will be offered at the event, and as they always say, “The early bird gets the worm.” There are two tiers of ticket sales: Advanced Reserved Seating is $17 for assigned seats (the ones closest to the action, too), while Advanced General Admission is only $15! Also, purchase tickets in groups of 10 or more earns a $2 per ticket discount. Advance tickets will remain on sale until 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, unless they sell out before then. (NOTE: Tickets will be $5 more at the door the night of each event, Aug. 21 and 22.) If you miss out on Friday night, you may head to Circle E Western Wear on Saturday morning to pick up tickets. Beginning Monday, July 27, tickets will be available at the Texas Heritage National Bank, Circle E and the Civic Center! Tickets may be purchased with credit cards at any of the three ticket locations. Remember, get your tickets early and save $5 per ticket instead of buying them the nights of the rodeo.


Rock Creek Health and Rehab ribbon cutting

Thank you to all who attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the beautiful new Rock Creek Health and Rehab Center last Thursday. Guests were treated to hors d' oeuvres, desserts, wine, and violin music. The facility is a full-service nursing and rehabilitation center with both private and semi-private rooms. Rock Creek  accept Medicare, Medicaid as well as private pay. They also offer physical, occupational and speech therapy. In the photo (behind the banner) are Charlotte Baxter, Ambassador; Brandon Adams, owner; John Ellis, Chief Operations Officer; Boyd Wright, owner; Calyn Flores, Medicare coordinator; Norma Johnson, dietary supervisor; Kim Champagne, director of nurses; Stacey Wetzel, activities director; Christine Dougan, MDS coordinatorh Tina Huffman, admissions and marketing director; Linda Mobley, Treva Watson and Cecile Blount, Ambassadors. Behind them are friends, family and local business people who participated in the grand opening.


27th Annual Texas Cushman Motor Scooter Club comes to Civic Center July 29-Aug. 1

Keep your eyes open for the hundreds of Cushmans that will be rolling into town July 29! Each day the group will take short drives around Hopkins County, so be mindful of them on the roads! Also, if you would like to get a closer look at the Cushmans, stop by the Civic Center when they are there and check them out!


Dixie Angels and Darlings hosting a BBQ Luncheon at Alliance Bank Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We are so very lucky to have two Dixie League girls softball teams representing Sulphur Springs in the Dixie World Series in South Carolina on July 31st! As you can imagine, it will cost a lot of money to get all of them (and their families) to South Carolina. The girls are working diligently to raise as much money as possible to help with their travel expenses. (Have you been to one of their bake sales?) Well, now they are really stepping up and offering a BBQ lunch for just $6 which includes a barbecue sandwich, chips, drink and dessert! Wow! They also will deliver with a 10-order minimum! So make plans to spend your lunch hour on the square Friday, enjoy a great lunch and help support our girls softball teams! If you would like to place an order or just make a contribution to the teams, you may call 903-439-7900, 903-439-7933 or 903-348-2656!


Kids Expo Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Sulphur Springs Gymnastics

In today’s world, it is so very important to help teach our children how to be healthy, and that is exactly what Sulphur Springs Gymnastics is offering with their Kids Expo, Saturday Aug. 8. They will be offering health awareness, safety awareness, gymnastics, tumbling, taekwondo and dance. The classes and information are free, so make sure to take your children to the Expo. If you would like more information, call 903-438-0748.


Over 90 stew sites selected for the 2009 World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest

In fact, as of today, we have 96 stew pots registered for this year’s stew contest! I would like to thank all of the stew cooks who gathered in the park to select their stew sites. I really appreciated your enthusiasm and excitement for this year’s contest! Everyone was extremely cordial, and there was no bickering over stew sites! It was a wonderful turnout, and we are definitely on track to having the BIGGEST stew contest EVER!!! Don’t forget, the stew contest is Saturday, Sept. 19, and we will begin serving stew at 10:45 a.m. in Buford Park- If you have any questions, please give us a call at the Chamber at 903-885-6515! Only 58 days ’til the Stew Contest!!!


Hopkins County Fall Festival coming Sept. 12-19

As you are marking your calendars, mark off the entire third week in September for the Fall Festival! This year the Fall Festival will be introducing several new events to compliment the Arts & Crafts Show, Quilt Show, Business Expo, Street Dance, Petting Zoo and Carnival. They have tons and tons of activities for the whole family! If you would like to see everything that will be happening at the Fall Festival, visit their website at www.hopkinscountyfallfestival.com!


Don’t miss these opportunities

  • July 23rd: Business After Hours with CY PBR Challenge, Texas Heritage Bank-5:15-6:15
  • July 24th: Dixie Angels & Darlings BBQ Luncheon at Alliance Bank, 11-2
  • July 29-August 1st: Texas Cushman Motor Scooter Club, Civic Center
  • August 8th: Kids EXPO-Sulphur Springs Gymnastics, 9-Noon
  • August 21st & 22nd: THNB PBR Challenge, Civic Center
  • August 22nd: Hot August Nights, Civic Center, Noon-7p
  • September 12-19th: Hopkins County Fall Festival, Civic Center
  • September 19th: World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest, Buford Park

Chamber Business of the Week

Congratulations to our Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week:


Dairyland Automation, Inc.
201 East Houston Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


Tip of the Week: Dairyland Automation owner Gary Spraggins couldn’t resist his momma’s favorite saying: “If you can’t say something good about someone, just don’t say anything at all!”

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




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