'Be the Light' theme for this year's banquet


Chamber Connection

Who is ready to be a light in 2020? It is with great pleasure that the 2020 Board of Directors invites you to the 94th annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. We will host a Networking Cocktail Happy Half-Hour at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the awards will follow at 7 p.m.

Take this opportunity to bring your family, friends and employees to an evening of dinner and community awards including Large and Small Business of the Year, Educator of the Year, Caregiver Award, Agriculturist of the Year, Woman of the Year, Growth and Renewal Award, Community Pride Award, and Citizen of the Year.

Our banquet theme is “Be the Light” and focuses on positivity and community pride moving into the next decade. It promises to be one of our most beautiful and unusual banquets to date. We are excited for you and your business to join us for this extraordinary evening. Make your reservation today by calling the Chamber of Commerce, 903-885-6515, or by stopping by to visit at 110 Main St. in Sulphur Springs.

We are still accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Large Business of the Year. That deadline has been extended to Friday, Jan. 17.


Many other awards are presented at the Chamber of Commerce membership banquet (Feb. 13). Aside from the awards mentioned above, nominations are also being accepted for:

• Citizen of the Year: Chamber of Commerce, 110 Main St., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

• Woman of the Year: Beta Sigma Phi Organization, P.O. Box 72, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483

• Caregiver of the Year: The Pilot Club, P.O. Box 131, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483

• Community Pride Award: Adult Leadership Class, 110 Main St., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

• Agriculturist of the Year: Agri-Life Extension Office, P.O. Box 518, Sulphur Springs Texas 75483

• Growth and Renewal: Downtown Business Alliance, 109 Jefferson St. east, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 Each of these nominations should be submitted in writing and mailed to the above-mentioned addresses.


Chaffer’s Place, 410 Main St. in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a live concert featuring music from the Sister Act. The concert will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, and doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. This includes dinner and a show! For more information call 470-848-2246 or visit www.ckproductions.info. Chaffer’s Place also offers live music every Friday and Saturday night.


Hunt Regional Hospital is offering the Tubby Adkisson Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach on Thursday, Jan. 23 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, please call 903-408-5010. Appointments and preregistration are requested.


Hoop Dreams Basketball is a league made up of special needs children from ages 5 to 21. There is no cost to play, but players must register for T-shirt sizes and to get the coaches lined up. The Pilot Club of Sulphur Springs will host this league for the 13th year along with volunteer coaches from the Lions Club. Contact Beverley Owens at 903-348-5121 or any Pilot Club member for registration form or information.


Julia Wilhite State Farm will host a one-year anniversary ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at noon. This office is at 1030 Gilmer St.in Sulphur Springs. Please make plans to attend and wish Julia congratulations on her first year at State Farm!