Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

July 21, 2016
Democracy is alive and well in Collinsville
Democracy is alive and well in Collinsville

Here I am after ten weeks of living democracy in Collinsville. When I joined the 2016 Living Democracy team, I was so excited. I was even more excited when I learned my community for the summer would be the town of Collinsville. 

By Madison Chamblee
July 19, 2016
Cricket Theatre marquee lighting brings community together
Cricket Theatre marquee lighting brings community together

The Collinsville Historical Association hosted a memorable ceremony to mark the initial lighting of the completely refurbished and recently re-installed neon marquee on Collinsville’s historic Cricket Theatre.

By Madison Chamblee
July 11, 2016
Graves Hardware is fixture in downtown Collinsville
Graves Hardware is fixture in downtown Collinsville

Graves Hardware store has been a part of Collinsville’s history for decades.  Store employee Thomas Barksdale, describing the store as “the soul of the community”, said Graves Hardware has been in Collinsville for 85 years and is currently operated by the third generation of Graves.

By Madison Chamblee
July 7, 2016
Collinsville Historical Association's marquee-lighting ceremony
Collinsville Historical Association's marquee-lighting ceremony

The Collinsville Historical Association will host, on Thursday, July 14th, 2016, a ceremony to mark the initial lighting of the completely refurbished and recently re-installed neon marquee on Collinsville's historic Cricket Theatre.  Everyone is invited to attend.

By Madison Chamblee
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

Last Updated: April 04, 2019