I have some more very exciting news! The Chamber of Commerce is currently selling our 2019 Hopkins County Christmas ornament. This ornament is the second of our series and features our beautiful Buford Park, the 50th anniversary of the Stew Contest and beautiful oak trees under a starry sky. It is dated with the year, made with 24-karat gold, shatterproof and very limited in number. They are quite beautiful and the perfect addition to a rare collection. They are $40 each and literally flying out the door. If you would like to purchase one, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515, or come by soon.
The Chamber is currently accepting vendors for the Stew Fest Market, which will be located on the south side of Buford Park during Friday night and Saturday Stew Contest activities. This is a great opportunity to sell goods or to promote your business to 7,000 people who attend the Stew Contest annually. Vendors may rent booth space to sell goods or distribute information about their business. Booths will be assigned on a first-paid basis. Access to electricity is not guaranteed. Generators are permitted. Desserts may be sold, but no other food or drinks may be distributed. Vendors who are interested in purchasing booth space, call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515.
ECHO PUBLISHING OFFERING STEW BANNERS
Attention all Stew Contest cooks, Stew Fest Market participants and all those who just like to eat stew: Echo Print and Design is offering 20% off plus free design on all vinyl banners now through Oct. 18. Call Echo at 903-885-0861 or stop by 401 Church St., Suite A in Sulphur Springs.
MAGIC SCOOP IS GROWING
Magic Scoop is excited to host a ribbon cutting celebration for their new drive-through location on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. The drive-through is at 1401 South Broadway. Come join us to check out the second location for Magic Scoop!
CELEBRATION ANTIQUES HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING
Celebration Antiques, 800 Jefferson St. in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, Sept. 13 at noon. Please make plans to attend!
MAIN STREET THEATER PRESENTS ‘GREATER TUNA’
The Main Street Theater Community Players Presents Greater Tuna this weekend. Performances will be Sept. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. with a matinée performance on the 15th at 2 p.m. Online reservations can be made at www.communityplayersinc.com or by calling 903-885-0107. Main Street Theater is at 225 Main St. in Sulphur Springs.
REPUBLICAN PARTY HOSTS OLD TIME RALLY
The Hopkins County Republican Party is hosting an Old Time Political Rally on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center in Sulphur Springs at 6 p.m. Make plans to enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, homemade ice cream and speakers galore! Tickets are $5 per person or $10 for a family of five. Tickets need to be purchased in advanced. For more information visit www.hopkinscountygop.org.
RIBBON CUTTING FOR HAPPILY EVER AFTER AND 4-J’S BODY SHOP
Happily Ever After and 4-J’s Body Shop are hosting a double ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, Sept. 19 at noon. They are at 4411 State Highway 19 north in Sulphur Springs. Please make plans to join us!
CHAFFER’S PLACE PRESENTS MONTHLY CONCERT
Chaffer’s Place, 410 Main St. in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a live concert called Paying Tribute to Chaka Khan. The concert will be held on Sept. 19, 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.
QUILT GUILD HOSTS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
The Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild is hosting their annual quilt show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The show will be held at The ROC, 115 Putman St. in Sulphur Springs. Quilt show admission is $5, and children under 12 are free. In addition, raffle tickets are available at $1 per ticket or six for $5 for the 2019 Raffle Quilt called “Tessalla.” For more information, visit www.SulphurSpringsTxQuilts.com.
BRICK STREET VINTAGE MARKET SCHEDULED
The Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring a Brick Street Vintage Market at 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. It will be downtown on Connally and Gilmer streets. Many local and out of town vendors and businesses will be here participating as wineries, galleries, antiques, fashion boutiques, homemade ice cream, kitchen items, restaurants and even more. You don’t want to miss this!
SENATOR TO HOST TOWN HALL
Senator Bob Hall will be hosting an 86th Legislative Session Town Hall on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. The Town Hall meeting will be in the Hopkins County Courthouse.
WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS HOST LEAP CONFERENCE
Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting its annual LEAP Youth Expo on Friday, Oct. 4. Workforce Solutions is seeking a wide variety of companies and businesses to attend the LEAP. Since students now choose their high school endorsements while in eighth grade, the Expo is perfect for them. Please consider attending this Expo and taking visuals and information to give away. Call Bart Spivy at 903-794-9490 ext. 513 with any