Spending a Saturday on the Square during Christmas in Collierville is a "must-do" on your seasonal event list. This Saturday, December 10, 2016, the Town has even more holiday cheer to add to the festivities! Free carriage rides take place from 10am-4pm around Town Square, and Santa sits in the gazebo from 10am-2pm where families can snap their own photos with Jolly St. Nick. Peek into the Log Cabin to experience a glimpse of Christmas from the 1860's and hear the Germantown Church Jazz Band play on the Square at noon.
Collierville Officers Better Equipped after Citizens Police Donation
Residents giving back to the Collierville Police Department has been a growing trend over the past few years with the emergence of Cop Stop, high participation in National Night Out, and ironically, occasional doughnuts dropped off at the station. Gifts of appreciation are always welcome, however, there is a group with a mission to give more than just doughnuts – the Collierville Citizens Police Association gives 100% of their fundraising earnings to Collierville Police community programs, officer resources and training.
Public Works Cowboys Show Off their Rodeo Skills
A group from Collierville recently traveled to Mud Island in downtown Memphis to show off some of their rodeo skills during a state-wide competition. However, these participants weren’t riding horses or bulls, but operating backhoes and skid steers as part of the annual Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TCAPWA) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) 2016 Conference.
Town Beautiful Holiday Lighting Contest
Break out your inner Griswold and have the best decorated house on the block... the Town Beautiful Commission will award the winners with special recognition! The homes will also be featured as part of the Christmas in Collierville “Holiday Home Lights Tour,” a free one-hour tour on the Double Decker Bus offered December 14-16th and the 21-22nd.
Enter the Collierville Holiday Lighting Contest by filling out the entry form here and returning it by 4pm on December 6, 2016 to Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Administration; hand it in at 440 W. Powell Rd, fax it to 901-457-2771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For any questions, contact Bill Finney 901-834-0372.
Judging will be held December 9-10th, and winners will be announced the week of December 12th. (Pictured are the 2015 winners of the Holiday Spirit Award.)
Animal Shelter Expansion Nearing Completion
Collierville General Services Director Derek Honeycutt is hoping for the 2,500 square foot addition to the Town’s Animal Shelter to be “substantially completed” by the Thanksgiving week.
“Substantially complete” means that the expanded area will be ready for use and the occupants can move in. Honeycutt says there will still be a “punch list” of items that need to be finished out before the project can be declared fully complete, but generally speaking, the project is running ahead of schedule.
CPD’s Accreditation Manager in High Demand as Area Law Enforcement Department Assessor
Bill Bradham is the Collierville Police Department’s Accreditation Manager, a job he’s been in for 10 years. While he doesn’t consider himself an expert, he is often called upon by other police departments to do what is known as a “mock assessment”.
A mock assessment is like the pretest before the real test. As an assessor, Bradham (pictured right) goes in and helps other departments determine what they are doing that isn’t up to standard and how to fix it.
Town Employee Featured in Community Art Gallery
When you walk through the front doors of Town Hall, you may see a familiar scene from a Collierville Park hanging in the Community Art Gallery. The artist, Carl Scott, not only creates these serene landscapes by brush, but also by hand - Carl works with the grounds crew in the Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.
Christmas in Collierville 2016
The Town of Collierville has numerous ways to make the holiday season extra special this year as we celebrate Christmas in Collierville! See the full schedule of events below, or view the printable schedule here.
December 9-11, 2016
• A Christmas Story the Musical at the Harrell Theatre, 440 W. Powell Road
• Friday & Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2:30pm
• Purchase tickets online here.
December 10, 2016
• Santa on the Square, 10-2pm
• Free Carriage Rides around the Town Square, 10-4pm
• Visit the Log Cabin for Christmas in the 1860s, 10-4pm (self-guided program)
• Collierville Home Tour and Gift Gazebo at the Morton Museum, 10-4pm
• Burch Library Story Walk Family Program at the Depot, 10:30-noon
• Holiday performance by Germantown Baptist Church Jazz Band on Town Square, noon