The Chamber is celebrating a big day! We are hosting our very own ribbon cutting delebration on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at our new location, 110 Main St. in Sulphur Springs. We will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with our ribbon cutting at noon. Please make plans to come celebrate with us!
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 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.
We only have one more sponsorship for the Stew Contest that has not been filled. Also, if your business is interested in placing items in the goody bags, those items are due in the Chamber by Friday, Oct. 4. If you are interested in sponsoring the 50th anniversary of the Stew Contest, give us a call at 903-885-6515.
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.
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 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. 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 at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The show will be 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 at the Hopkins County courthouse.
ONE SOUL YOGA SCHEDULES RIBBON CUTTING
One Soul Yoga, 521 Main St., Suite 201 in Sulphur Springs, has scheduled their ribbon cutting celebration for Wednesday, Oct. 2 at noon. Make plans to come by and explore the yoga opportunities that One Soul Yoga is now offering.
TEXAFIED JAMFEST TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING
Texafied JamFest is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Come by to learn all about the upcoming Texafied JamFest!
WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS TO HOST LEAP CONFERENCE
Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting its annual LEAP (Learning Endorsements and Professions) Youth Expo on Friday, Oct. 4. This event is very much like a job fair except that it is geared to educate eighth graders and help guide them as they make their endorsement selections heading into high school. Workforce Solutions is seeking a wide variety of companies and businesses to attend the LEAP Youth Expo to describe your business and expose eighth graders to all career avenues after graduation. Since students now choose their high school endorsements while in eighth grade, the Expo is perfect for them. Over the past two years, they’ve had difficulty getting a veterinarian, doctor, dentist, orthodontist, pilot, author, artist, musician, architect and sports/personal trainer. Please consider attending this Expo and taking visuals and information to give away. They will be so thankful to have you there! Please call Bart Spivy at 903-794-9490 ext. 513 with any questions.
DBA HOSTS WORLDWIDE PHOTO WALK
Our Sulphur Springs DBA is hosting the Worldwide Photo Walk at 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m Saturday, Oct. 5. All interested participants should meet at Whimsy, 300 Connally St. in Sulphur Springs, that morning. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUTCH OVEN COOK-OFF AND INDIAN SUMMER DAYS
Hopkins County Heritage Park will host Indian Summer Days with the John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee to the Indian Summer Days is $3 per person and includes fun for the whole family! While there, you may purchase an all you can eat plate for $5 to the Dutch Oven Cook-off. To enter the Dutch Oven Cook-off, call Rick Wilson at 903-885-9692.
NETBIO HOSTS RIBEYE ROUNDUP
NETBIO hosts the Cattleman’s Classic Ribeye Roundup and Steak Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 5. Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and concert will follow featuring country music artist Mike Ryan. You don’t want to miss this!