We're Less Than Two Weeks Away from the 54th Annual Hopkins County Stew Festival!\u00a0 Get Your Tickets Now!\r\n\r\nThe 54th Annual Hopkins County Stew Festival, presented by Alliance Bank, is just around the corner, and tickets are available now!\r\n\r\nREAD: Shocking Twist: AAP MP\u2019s Suspended Rajya Sabha Battle Lands in Supreme Court!\r\n\r\nTickets are only $8 for individuals aged 13 and above. And here's the fantastic news - thanks to Signature Solar's generous sponsorship, children aged 12 and younger can enjoy the stew festival for free this year. They still need a ticket, though!\r\nHopkins County\r\nYou can conveniently purchase your tickets online at HopkinsChamber.org or visit the Chamber office at 110 Main St. If that doesn't suit you, you can also purchase tickets at any of our local financial institutions, including Alliance Bank, City National Bank, First National Bank of East Texas, Guaranty Bank and Trust, Pilgrim Bank, Red River Credit Union, and Texas Heritage National Bank.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, don't forget to check out the exclusive event T-shirts available at the Chamber office for just $25 in adult sizes S-XXL. We also have a limited supply of hoodies, tumblers, mugs, and stickers, so be sure to grab those as well!\r\n\r\nSignature Solar's sponsorship has made this year's festival even more affordable for families, with children 12 and under being able to enjoy the festival for free. The festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 28. Don't miss out on this exciting event!\r\n\r\nOne Church has generously sponsored the Fun Zone, which includes Gellyball, bounce houses, and kids' games, providing free entertainment for children. Thanks to One Church for their support!\r\n\r\nOn Friday, Oct. 27, City National Bank will be sponsoring the night's festivities, featuring our appetizer contest and a concert by Dubb and the Luv Machines!\r\n\r\nWe'd like to extend our gratitude to all our sponsors who help make the stew festival accessible and enjoyable for families in Hopkins County. Keep an eye on the Chamber's Instagram and Facebook accounts for spotlights on our sponsors and updates on the stew festival.\r\nMake sure to mark your calendar for this fantastic event, and we look forward to seeing you there!\r\nDon't Miss the 16th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit\r\n\r\nJoin us for the 16th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Hopkins Co\r\n\r\nunty Civic Center. This event is a fundraiser for the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.\r\n\r\nThe day kicks off at 8 a.m. with the Ag Team Competition Build Off and continues with the Livestock Show at 9 a.m., the Ag Mechanic Show and Silent Auctions at 11 a.m. And at 11:30 a.m., enjoy delicious chili and brisket for just $10 (all you can eat).\r\nCocktails and Conversation: A Casual Networking Event\r\nPlan ahead and mark your calendar for our next Cocktails and Conversation, the newly revamped Business After Hours. This casual networking event and happy hour is open to everyone and will be held on the first Thursday of every month, from 5-6 p.m.\r\n\r\nFor the month of November, Ana Velasco will be welcoming everyone to her shop, Beauty Grace Lifestyle Shop, located on Connally Street. You don't need to be a Chamber member to attend, so come join us for an evening of networking and conversation!\r\nGet Ready for the Fall Festival\r\nThe Fall Festival is quickly approaching, with the parade taking place on Saturday, Oct. 21, starting at 10 a.m. The parade route is from Buford Park to Brookshire\u2019s.\r\n\r\nFrom Friday, Oct. 27, to Saturday, Oct. 28, we will have trade and vendor booths, a kids' zone, a creative art contest, and a craft show at the Civic Center. Don't miss out on the fun!\r\nMain Street Theatre Presents "Bullets on Broadway"\r\nMark your calendars for Main Street Theatre's presentation of "Bullets on Broadway," a thrilling murder mystery. This event by the Community Players will take place at 7 p.m. on the nights of Oct. 20 and 21.\r\n\r\nVisit CommunityPlayersInc.com for ticket information.\r\n17th Annual Heritage Square Car Show\r\nThe 17th Annual Heritage Car Show is set for Saturday, Nov. 4, come rain or shine. Presented by the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance, this downtown show will have registration from 8 a.m. to noon on the day of the event or pre-registration is available online at sulphurspringsdba.com.\r\n\r\nTo participate, vehicles must be model year 1993 or older, and cash prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. For more information, call 903-439-2664 or email email@example.com.\r\nFree Mammography Clinic for Eligible Women\r\nDon't miss out on the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation's Free Mammography Clinic. Appointments are filling up quickly, but a few slots are still available. If you are an uninsured woman over 40 years of age residing in Hopkins County, you are eligible for a free mammogram through this program.\r\n\r\nThe clinic will be hosted by the staff of the Ruth & Jack Gillis Women\u2019s Center, a part of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital \u2013 Sulphur Springs, on three Saturdays in October: 14, 21, and 28. If you miss this year's free clinic, you can look forward to it returning in October next year.\r\n\r\nOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making it an ideal time to schedule an annual mammogram. Remember, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. Early detection is crucial, and if you qualify for a free mammogram, call 903-438-4325 to secure your appointment.\r\nRibbon Cutting Events\r\nRecently, the Hopkins County Veterinary Clinic hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday, Oct. 13, and an open house on Saturday at their fantastic new facility.\r\n\r\nAnd there's more to come! 101 Barbershop, located at 101 Bill Bradford Road, will be celebrating their one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, Oct. 20. Make plans to join the celebration!