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Living Democracy 2020

July 18, 2017
Food hub offers healthy connections
Food hub offers healthy connections

Dr. Frannie Koe, a family physician in Collinsville loves to share her a passion for organic farming and sustainability. In fact, she loves it so much she devoted space in her medical clinic to offer tomatoes, cucumbers and more on Tuesday afternoons. Describing the hub, Koe said, “It’s like a farmers’ market except we match local organic and sustainable farmers with families who want to buy local produce in the community.” 

By Whitney Sutton
July 11, 2017
Granna's Sweet Treats offers cool relief in hot summer
Granna's Sweet Treats offers cool relief in hot summer

In Alabama, you can always count on two things every summer: heat and humidity. A new business in Collinsville, Granna’s Sweet Treats, is now open to provide guests with some sweet relief. On a recent Friday afternoon, it was more than 90 degrees after a summer rain storm. The sun was out, and steam was coming off the mountain in Collinsville, intensifying the humidity. That is when I noticed a bright green sign that said “Granna’s Sweet Treats”.

By Whitney Sutton
June 28, 2017
VBS creates summer fun in Collinsville
VBS creates summer fun in Collinsville

Vacation Bible School is a weeklong event hosted by various churches in Collinsville. It generally lasts around a week and draws in a lot of children as well as adults. The Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, held this year from June 12-16, has the reputation of putting on an amazing program every summer. It attracts children and families from all over the community.

By Whitney Sutton
June 14, 2017
'Where there's a need, there's a Lion'
'Where there's a need, there's a Lion'

On Monday, June 5, the Collinsville Lions Club invited me to sit in on their meeting at the Collinsville Public Library. Having never been to a Lions Club meeting, I knew very little about them other than the fact that they collected glasses for refurbishing purposes.

By Whitney Sutton
June 9, 2017
Happy Birthday, Alabama
Happy Birthday, Alabama

In 2019, Alabama will turn 200 years old. It’s an event to be celebrated and an opportunity to spark a conversation about the history and culture of our state. Between the years of 2017 and 2019, the Alabama 200 organization aims to support, create and execute events and activities that commemorate the stories of the people, place, and path to statehood.

By Whitney Sutton

Last Updated: June 23, 2020