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It’s time for the 91st Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet! “An Evening in the Woods,” dinner and community awards will be held at the Hopkins County Civic Center on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m.  Awards including Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Caregiver of the Year, Community Pride Award, Agriculturist of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Educator of the Year will be presented to deserving citizens of Hopkins County.  There will also be a raffle of a guided duck hunt AND a guided fishing trip that will be drawn that evening.  So please join us for a beautiful “Evening in the Woods”.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Individual tickets are $30 and available at the Chamber of Commerce.  Whole tables that seat 10 people are available for $500.

More Chamber News: 
Coffee off the Square is hosting their winter menu tasting!  Go by and sample their new daily specials and enjoy some great food and fellowship from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.!!!  Coffee Off the Square is located at 204 Church Street in Sulphur Springs.

Beauty Grace Boutique, owned and operated by Ana Velasco, has moved to a larger store at 101 Bill Bradford, Suite #21.  It's next door to her previous location.  Ana wanted to provide her customers with more room to shop her 'ever-growing' inventory.  Her new hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Her phone number is 903-919-5033.  Please stop by and see the wonderful selections she has just for you.

Ribbon Cutting for Cobblestone Realty on Tuesday, January 17th at noon
Make plans to join us for a ribbon cutting celebration at Cobblestone Realty, 215B on Main Street in Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, January 17th at noon. Cobblestone has branched into this area and is opening an office in Sulphur Springs.  Refreshments will be served, so please make plans to come by!

Grand Opening Celebration for Mahoney Oaks Retreat on Friday, January 27th
Mahoney Oaks Retreat, a brand-new retreat venue in Hopkins County, is hosting an Open House and Ribbon Cutting in celebration of their grand opening.  The open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The Ribbon Cutting will be held at noon.  Mahoney Oaks is located at 5678 FM 1537 in Sulphur Springs.  Please make plans to come by and explore this new venue!

4-H presents Sewing Fun Day & Food Challenge on Saturday, January 28th
4-H Sewing Fun Day and Food Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th, at 10:00 a.m.  They will be making Alzheimer's Activity Mats and easy make-and-take projects. The 4-H Food Challenge and Consumer Decision-Making practice contests will be held at 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch (drinks provided). All activities will take place at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston Street in Sulphur Springs.  Contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 for details.

Master Wellness Volunteer Training Begins January 30th and Goes Through February 27th
This training takes place every two years, and 2017 is the year! Individuals learn about food safety, nutrition, working with diverse audiences, finding reliable resources on the web and much more.  The training will be held on five consecutive Mondays, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, Sulphur Springs, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Upon completing the training and passing a
certification exam, volunteers agree to give 40 hours of service by assisting the Extension Agent with programs, day camps, program preparations, health fairs, and other services.  Contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 for more details.

CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital -SS will host Women with Heart on Tuesday, February 7th
CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital in Sulphur Springs, along with Advanced Heart Care, present the 2017 Women with Heart Dinner on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center. There will be a free dinner and prizes. Women with Heart is an annual program conceived to celebrate and honor women who have survived heart disease.  To nominate a woman who has survived and triumphed with the help of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-SS and Advanced Heart Care, please visit the following link. If you have any questions, call Lakan Johnson at 903-438-4462 or e-mail / Sherry Moore at 903-439-4062 or e-mail

Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 11th 
The next Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This free workshop will cover marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goals & dreams.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Engaged couples who attend the workshop will be given a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license.  Contact the Extension Office at 903-885-3443 to enroll.

New Members to the Chamber of Commerce…
Welcome to our newest members of the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Simply Competitive Energy
  • Northeast Texas Disposal
  • Shady Lake RV Park
  • B & D Signs of Texas
  • We are excited about having you! Cowboys fans… get ready!!!  Sunday is going to be FUN!!! Have a wonderful weekend!



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