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Collierville Firefighters Lend Helping Hand to Traveler in Distress

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It was a beautiful spring afternoon last Saturday, as Betty Sanders was driving into town from her home in Greenwood, MS to spend some time shopping in Collierville with her daughter. As she exited Interstate 385 onto Houston Levee, Betty noticed something wasn't quite normal with her car; one of her tires was flat. She pulled over to assess the situation and to look up a repair shop on her GPS. By chance, she was stopped near a Collierville Firehouse and as she was researching her options, a group of firefighters approached her car to ask if she needed assistance.

"Who knew firefighters changed tires?" commented Betty. "They quickly changed the tire, provided suggestions and directions for a service station, and sent us on our way." Betty was very impressed with the Collierville Fire Department's level of service, and the positive impact they made for the Town. "I will definitely come back to Collierville because of the courtesy extended by these guys," said Betty.

It's Not Easy Being Green When It's Cold

jason miles opt 2There's no better proof that even the smallest detail is a priority to Town employees than the flourishing, green, grassy entranceway leading into Town Hall at 500 Poplar View Parkway. With this kind of attention to the details, it's no wonder the big projects look so good, keeping Collierville on the list of great places to call home.

It's not necessarily easy being green in wintertime. Chip Petersen, Director/Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department works with Parks employees to find a way to maintain several of the town's athletic complexes and Town Hall entrance green year-round.

Collierville Heritage Commission Strives to Protect, Promote Rich History of Town

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The Town of Collierville offers 15 boards and commissions for service by volunteers to use their voice to advise staff on policy, practices and procedures.

Annually, some 130 appointees give many hours to assist elected officials with precedents and guidelines through boards/commissions. Applicants submit their name and information at the close of each year for consideration by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

The members of the Collierville Heritage Commission are appointed annually and work to preserve the history of Collierville, to ensure future generations have the opportunity to learn of the rich history and growth of the Town.

Collierville Fair on the Square Going Strong on their 39th Year

Fair on the Square opt 2Once again it's just about time for the annual Fair on the Square held in the historic town square district in downtown Collierville. Always the first weekend in May, this year, the 39th annual event is set for May 3-4, 2014, Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM and Sunday, May 3, noon-5 PM. Admission is free to visitors.

The Fair on the Square was first held in 1976 as a part of the United States' bicentennial celebration. It continues to be an eagerly anticipated family festival sponsored by the Collierville Twentieth Century Club.

The quaint and charming historic town square is the backdrop for approximately 170 vendors who set up their tents in the park to sell hand-made items such as children's clothing and toys, wood and pottery wares, jewelry, bakery items, garden decorations, candles, and many other items appropriate for Mother's Day gifts or simply a gift to oneself.