November 2014

Holiday Open House

The follwoing Member Merchants will be opening their doors for you on Sunday, November 9th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm giving you the opportunity to view and purchase your Christmas gifts. They have a lot for you to see and they invite you to come and participate in the fun. Merle Norman Cosmetics and the Gift Garden, Lone Star Home & Garden Center, Western Allee, Sherry's Hallmark, Terry's Floral & Design, Food King, Pizza Hut, Ag Specialists (Mary Kay), Flowers West, Detten's Furniture & Flooring, Gold Nugget Pawn Shop, Verizon Wireless, and the Hereford Brand. There will be numerous drawings to enter. In-store drawings, Hereford Bucks drawings in Mystery Merchants businesses, and a drawing for those who make purchases. Just bring your receipt by the Chamber (you have until Wednesday, Nov. 12th to get your receipt turned in) and we will get you entered into a drawing for gift merchandise in the store where you made the purchase. The purchase must be made during Holiday Open House to qualify. These are the same businesses who support your community and they deserve your business so come on out and have a great time at this year's Member Merchant's Holiday Open House. You'll be glad you did.

Member Mix & Mingle

Our next Member Mix & Mingle will be held at Detten's Furniture & Flooring on Thursday, November 20th from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to network with your fellow Chamber members and businesses. This is a come and go affair so please make a special effort to attend. The good folks at Detten's are eager to host you for this event so let's fill the place with members. There will be refreshments, food and door prizes. Bring lots of business cards to exchange with other businesses in attendance. Be sure and mark the date on your calendar and be there. Mix and Mingle events are scheduled well in advance so if you would like to host one, please let us know. We are booked through next May and you will need to inform us soon. This is a very popular event so come on and join the fun.

New Directors Elected

The membership has elected the following people to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors. They will be the Class of 2017. Sharon Hodges, Darla Parks, Bobby Fite, and Greg Lake. These folks have graciously agreed to serve your Chamber. They are all dedicated and hard working folks. Please take the opportunity to congratulate them when you see them about town. Their term begins in January.

Christmas Lighting and Parade

Did you realize that the Christmas Lighting and Parade is only a few weeks away? Wow, where has time gone? We will have entry forms at the Chamber for the Lighted Parade for you to fill out and enter this fun and exciting event. The lights in the park will be going up very soon and the Christmas spirit is beginning. The park ceremony is always a highlight event and the arrival of Santa Clause is really a fun thing for the kids. Why not get your favorite car or antique vehicle, or maybe your golf cart or your best float design and plan on being a part of the lighted parade this year. We typically have 18-25 entries. Wouldn't it be nice if we had 50? There is no charge for the parade and the only real criteria is that your entry must be decorated with lights. It really puts folks in the mood for Christmas, so come on and get an entry and let's make this a SUPER lighted parade. Deadline for entries will be Friday, Nov. 28th. The Banker's Eats & Treats will follow the park activity and will be at the Community Center. You know, one group that hardly gets recognized for this fantasic event is the City of Hereford. They do so much work to make this event possible. Their leadership and staff do a tremendous job and we should all be grateful for their efforts. Why not make a call to the City and just say THANKS
for providing such a wonderful event for our community? Every now and then, everyone needs a "warm fuzzy." Get in the spirit and get signed up for the lighted parade.
DSC Volunteer - November 2014