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Living Democracy 2020

June 5, 2017
Meet Me at Jack's
Meet Me at Jack's

Everyone has a story for how they met their best friend, whether at school, work or church. For Doris Ragan, 79, and Carolyn Morgan, 67, that place is Jack’s restaurant where the two met five years ago. Although many may not find their best friend at a fast food restaurant, that is exactly what Morgan, a hostess at Jack’s for the past 12 years, and Ragan did.

By Whitney Sutton
May 23, 2017
Planting a sense of community
Planting a sense of community

Nothing keeps community members from stopping by the annual Collinsville Public Library Plant Sale. An elderly woman walked over two blocks from her home with her walker to purchase plants at the fundraiser being held in front of Collinsville Drugs on Valley Avenue in May 11-12 this spring.

By Whitney Sutton
February 28, 2014
Pebble Hill is the Place for Making Plans
Pebble Hill is the Place for Making Plans

Pebble Hill (Scott-Yarborough House) is the home of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and on Fridays it is the place for Living Democracy students to enjoy lunch and make plans for summer 2014.  

By Mark Wilson
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

Last Updated: June 23, 2020