Join us Tuesday, December 1, 2015 on Collierville Town Square for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting! Festivities will begin with the Board of Mayor and Aldermen serving hot chocolate at 5:30pm. At 6:00pm, children’s choirs from various schools will provide entertainment by singing holiday songs. Following the music, the tree lighting will take place at 7:00pm upon the arrival of Santa!
You are welcome to bring lawn-chairs, however, we ask that you please leave your pets at home. Pictured below are photos from last year’s tree lighting.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… in Collierville! Here is a list of this year’s Christmas events happening within the Town:
Santa Arrives at the Square 11/28/15
Get a jump start on that free picture with Santa by visiting the gazebo from 10am-2pm on Town Square. Bring our own camera or phone!
Holiday Lighting Contest (Enter now until 12/9/15)
Decorate your home for a chance to win the Holiday Lighting Contest from the Town Beautiful Commission. Entry forms and further information is available here. The last day to enter is 12/9, and judging will be held on 12/11-12/12.
Enter the Town Holiday Lighting Contest by filling out the entry form here and returning it by December 9, 2015 to Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Administration, by handing it in at 440 W. Powell Rd, faxing it to 901-457-2771 or emailing email@example.com. For any questions, contact David Perry at 901-237-9497.
Judging will be held December 11-12th.
Main Street Collierville has a goal of pre-selling 1,000 plates by July 1, 2016. To purchase a plate or learn more, visit mainstreetcollierville.org/projects.
In the spring of 1988 at a Collierville Rotary Club meeting, a conversation about giving back to local teachers sparked the beginning of the Collierville Education Foundation. John Green, of John Green and Company, took immediate action and began asking area realtors and homebuilders to help fund a Teachers’ Appreciation Luncheon before the start of the next school year.
“People wanted to live in Collierville because of our great schools, and our success as realtors and homebuilders was a direct reflection upon our teachers. Many of us wanted to give back” said Mr. Green.
Tackling the issue of updating aging stormwater infrastructure is often a requirement in older neighborhoods. Just off the historic Town Square, construction crews are concentrating on this very task (pictured.) Located in the heart of Collierville, the Cooper College Subdivision features an eclectic mix of prewar, postwar, and recent residential construction. Incremental growth in the area bringing new homes and businesses produces additional impervious surfaces like rooftops, driveways, and sidewalks, which prevent stormwater run-off from naturally soaking into the ground.
While the concept may seem simple, providing callers with around-the-clock emergency assistance is no easy task.
Collierville’s dispatch center is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all 911 calls placed in Collierville (pictured.) This center operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and is staffed with sixteen Town of Collierville employees assigned to three shifts. For the past five years, Lieutenant Mike Brashear has served as the center’s communications manager.