Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2018

August 1, 2018
Collinsville Teaches the Importance of Community
Collinsville Teaches the Importance of Community

When I was first informed that my summer as part of Living Democracy would be in Collinsville, Alabama, I was excited and nervous. My time in Collinsville this summer has been one of new experiences, learning hard lessons, and growing as a member of civic society. I have learned what it means to contribute as a member of a community.

By Erin Blythe
July 23, 2018
Collinsville friends give local adventure tour
Collinsville friends give local adventure tour

On one particularly slow day at the library, my friend and library employee Alexus started talking about what there is to do for fun around the area. She explained that there are many local spots that not everyone knows about. This sparked an idea for a weekend trip to visit all of these “locals only” spots.

By Erin Blythe
July 16, 2018
My Experience with Cowboy Church
My Experience with Cowboy Church

The other day as I was driving down the road in Henagar, a town located near Collinsville, I passed an interesting sign with faded wooden letters that invited, “Come join us for cowboy church! Every Sunday at 10.” The next Sunday, I decided to drive up the dirt road to a little barn in the country to see what this was all about.

By Erin Blythe
July 11, 2018
Community honors veterans with new park
Community honors veterans with new park

As many celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks, cookouts, and time with friends, it was also a good time to remember the sacrifices those who serve in the military have made for our country. The Collinsville Veteran’s Memorial Park, located right down from the train tracks downtown, serves as a powerful reminder.

By Erin Blythe
July 3, 2018
Local Clinic Practices New Style of Medicine
Local Clinic Practices New Style of Medicine

Direct Patient Care (DPC) is a new type of medicine in which patients, many without insurance, can pay a monthly rate in exchange for primary care service.  The small community of Collinsville now has this new type of medical practice. Valley Care DPC is Dr. Frances Koe’s clinic.

By Erin Blythe

Last Updated: July 24, 2018