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CHAMBER CONNECTION JANUARY 19TH

SAVE THE DATE!!!
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:
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 was held on Tuesday, January 17th at noon
Cobblestone Realty, held their ribbon cutting celebration at their new office at 215B on Main Street in Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, January 17th at noon. Cobblestone has branched into this area from Mt. Vernon and has opened an office in Sulphur Springs. 

Reilly Springs Jamboree presents Country, Gospel, & Blues on Saturday, January 21st at 7 p.m.
The Reilly Springs Jamboree presents Country, Gospel, & Blues on Saturday, January 21st at 7 p.m. at the Reilly Springs Community Center located at 109 CR 1439 in Sulphur Springs.  Tickets are $10.  The night’s entertainment will feature Shanna Carter & Walk the Line, Cindy Self, Karen Hodges, and Raythan Hodges. For more information call Enola Gay at (903) 438-3568 or Roger Reed at (903) 348-7114.

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. https://www.tmfhc.org/care-treatment/heart/your-heart-health/womens/women-with-heart/. If you have any questions, call Lakan Johnson at 903-438-4462 or e-mail lakan@hcmh.com / Sherry Moore at 903-439-4062 or e-mail sherrym@hcmh.com.

SS Public Library presents a Couponing Class on Thursday, February 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Sulphur Springs Public Library is offering a Coupon Class by Courtney Solstad on Thursday, February 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Library, 611 North Davis Street.  The class will cover kinds of coupons, where to get coupons, how to use coupons, apps to help you save, shopping and saving without coupons, coupon ethics, retail savings, and restaurant savings.  The class is free to the public, and refreshments will be served.  Each attendee will have a chance to win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to the 2017 Season of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. For more information call the Library at (903) 885-4926 or visit the website at www.sslibrary.org.

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.

Texas A&M presents Singing Cadets on Friday, February 17th at 7 p.m.
Texas A&M presents The Voice of Aggieland Singing Cadets on Friday, February 17th, at 7 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at City National Bank and Alliance Bank.  Call 512-755-4925 for more information.

SS Public Library presents a Cooking Tips Class on Thursday, February 23rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Sulphur Springs Public Library is offering a Cooking Tips & Skills Class by Lyndsay Palmer on Thursday, February 23rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Library, 611 North Davis Street.  Attend this class to learn tips and tricks of the kitchen with Chef Lyndsay Palmer.  She will demonstrate several ways to help strengthen your kitchen skills and help answer any of your cooking questions.  The class is free to the public, and refreshments will be served.  Each attendee will have a chance to win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to the 2017 Season of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. For more information call the Library at (903) 885-4926 or visit the website at www.sslibrary.org.

New Members to the Chamber of Commerce…
Welcome to our newest members of the Chamber of Commerce: Alta Vista Home Inspections, Etiquette by Emily, Stream Energy Consultant - Renee' Young, RE/MAX Advanced-Renee' Young, Starbucks Coffee, Express Employment Professionals, Silver Star Custom Carts, FitMiss by Jaime Mitchell, and Juice Plus by Donna Williams.  We are excited about having you!

Ribbon Cuttings:
Ribbon Cutting for Cobblestone Realty was held on Tuesday, January 17th at noon
Cobblestone Realty, held their ribbon cutting celebration at their new office at 215B on Main Street in Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, January 17th at noon. Cobblestone has branched into this area from Mt. Vernon and has opened an office in Sulphur Springs.

My heart broke with the Cowboys on Sunday, but that was one exciting game! I’m thinking I may not watch the rest of the season!  Have a wonderful weekend!

--Lezley

 

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