Leesa Wilkinson is on the Collierville Arts Council and has been directing the Collierville Children’s Choir for 4 years. Wilkinson has worked in music for year and has lots of resources from which to choose when it comes to children’s music. But life has intervened over the last year, and her time has become less flexible. Now Wilkinson is looking for an assistant to help manage the children’s chorus, and possibly to groom as the group’s next director. Fortunately, the chorus doesn’t have a rigid, set in stone schedule.
Town of Collierville Finance Department Earns Award in Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Collierville’s Finance Department with the highest honor in governmental accounting and financial reporting, The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Do you know how to use the Mayor’s Action Center? Here’s your How-To!
The Town of Collierville’s Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) is your go to resource for solving problems.
Town Announces Star Spangled Entertainment for 32nd Annual Independence Day Celebration
If you’ve ever watched the fireworks show at the end of the Town of Collierville’s annual Independence Day Celebration, you know that it’s a spectacular site. This year, the Town is raising the bar to make the entire Independence Day event, from start to finish, as spectacular as the grand finale.
Kicking off the celebration on July 3 in Cox Park at 6:30pm, will be a Presentation of Colors by the Memphis Bell Color Guard while gospel vocalist Ephie Johnson sings the National Anthem. Members of the Tennessee Air National Guard will be flying a C-17 Globemaster III over the crowd to culminate the official start of the event, with what the flight crew calls “the sound of freedom.”
Former Resident Sends Note of Thanks to Collierville Burch Library
Recently, a Collierville resident, Krishna, moved from the Town. But she felt strongly enough about her experiences at one Collierville destination to send a hand-written thank you note to the staff. That destination was the Collierville Burch Library.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms Keep the “Invisible Killer” at Bay
Most households have at least one smoke alarm, but does yours also have a carbon monoxide alarm?
Any indoor or outdoor household tools that burn fuel can emit dangerous carbon monoxide fumes that you may never be able to see. For this reason, a carbon monoxide alarm is an essential life-saving device in every household.
Funny Things are Happening at the Harrell Theatre this Summer
July 14 is the opening date for the Harrell’s last production of the 2016-2017 season, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The popular musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1962. One of the creators and writers of the show was Larry Gelbart, who was most famous for creating the tv comedy M*A*S*H. Forum won several Tony Awards and has been called one of the funniest plays ever written. It’s been a staple in theatres across the country ever since its debut.
State Contest Challenges Elementary Students to Log Summer Reading Time
This is the question that Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam is putting to young students this summer. The Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition is for those in Kindergarten through 4th grade, and asks them to log their summer reading time in a Reading Log Packet. The packets are available at the Collierville Burch Library, and are to be returned to the library at the end of the contest. The 100 readers with the most reading minutes will be invited to celebrate, with a parent, at a Kid’s State Dinner at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville on Friday, August 18.
Draining Your Swimming Pool
Did you know that your pool can be a water pollution source? You could be polluting the waters of Tennessee and Collierville by draining the water from your swimming pool to the street and down the storm drain. Water that is discharged into the street gutters and storm drains goes directly to lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers untreated. The chemicals in pool water are harmful to aquatic life and other wildlife.
Pool water must be discharged into the sanitary sewer for treatment at the wastewater treatment plant before it is released back into the environment. Rain water from pool covers may be discharged into the yard (preferred) or to the street gutter. If you have questions about the Town's Stormwater Program or need additional information, please contact Robbie Hanks at (901) 457-2346.