Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

July 7, 2016
Collinsville Nutrition Center provides hot meals, fellowship
Collinsville Nutrition Center provides hot meals, fellowship

Community gathering spaces where people gather together to sing songs, play games, eat a meal and enjoy each other’s company play an important role in civic life. In Collinsville, the Nutrition Center, established in January 1983, is one such place.

By Madison Chamblee
June 22, 2016
Boswell finds home as Collinsville pharmacist
Boswell finds home as Collinsville pharmacist

He is more than a pharmacist. Brandon Boswell arrives every morning at Collinsville Drugs to open the doors at 9 a.m. to proudly serve the community. Despite growing up with "not that much money," Boswell knew from an early age that he wanted to help others.

By Madison Chamblee
June 20, 2016
Iglesia De Cristo Church provides warm welcome
Iglesia De Cristo Church provides warm welcome

On a recent Sunday, I decided to visit the Iglesia De Cristo, or Hispanic Church of Christ, on Highway 68 close to Collinsville. Iglesia De Cristo is housed in a small brick building supported with four white columns. The white double doors and windows make a newcomer feel right at home.

By Madison Chamblee
June 8, 2016
Collinsville Study Club continues tradition of serving others
Collinsville Study Club continues tradition of serving others

The Collinsville Study Club has been a part of the town’s history since April of 1929.  Through the decades, the Study Club has followed its motto: “We study that we may serve.”  Club member Jennifer Wilkins said, “The goal of the club is to be of service to the community.”

By Madison Chamblee
June 4, 2016
Two events celebrate traditions, bring crowds to Collinsville
Two events celebrate traditions, bring crowds to Collinsville

I attended my first Collinsville planning meeting for two fall events on May 16 where I learned about two important local events: the Turkey Trot and the Quilt Walk. The meeting was held in Collinsville’s very own history museum. Board members and I sat at a handcrafted dark wood table donated by Bobby Elrod.

By Madison Chamblee

Last Updated: April 04, 2019