I know that you are all wondering about the 2020 Stew Contest and whether or not it will be canceled. The answer is: we don’t know yet. But the Chamber is doing everything in our power to plan this year’s stew in a way that will keep everyone safe.
Cooks’ letters have been mailed out this week. Once we know how many cooks will be cooking in the contest, we will take our safety and logistics plan to our city and county officials. We will all sit down together to make a decision.
Until then, we have something fun for you! Last year, we sold a very limited number of shirts that we named Stew + 75482. We are bringing these back by popular demand! These are not the shirts that will be sold for the 51st annual contest (Brace yourself for those!), but these shirts celebrate Stew and the location in which it is held. You may purchase these in short sleeves, long sleeves and hoodies, and you may choose light grey or royal blue. Call the Chamber to place your order!
The deadline is fast approaching for the upcoming Adult Leadership class. The Adult Leadership Class is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. The course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders. Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine-month session with meetings held once a month. For more information and to get an application, call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515. Deadline to apply is Aug. 1.
BARE BONE BBQ & SOUL FOOD HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING
Bare Bones BBQ & Soul Food will host a ribbon cutting celebration Thursday, July 23, at noon. They are outside Backstory Brewery, 211 Magnolia St. in Sulphur Springs. Make plans to come by and welcome this business to Hopkins County. Please wear a mask if attending.
GOODWILL HOSTING BOTTLED WATER DRIVE
Goodwill is having a Bottled Water Donation Drive July 15-Aug. 15. They are collecting cases of water (six bottles and up) to deliver to homeless shelters and food banks. They will accept water donations at our local store at 1320 Shannon Road west in Sulphur Springs.
HUNT REGIONAL MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY COACH
Hunt Regional Hospital is offering the Tubby Adkisson Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach on Wednesday, July 29 in the Spring Village Shopping Center in Sulphur Springs. All insurances accepted at Hunt Regional are also accepted for the Mobile Mammography Coach, including Medicare and Medicaid. To schedule individual screening mammograms, call 903-408-5010. Appointments and preregistration are requested.