Collinsville, Oklahoma
December 9, 2009
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Wilson 2nd Grade Friendship

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Keep local dollars local by patronizing exciting Main Street shops

Collinsville Downtown Inc, has issued a call to residents in the Collinsville area to support Main Street by shopping for gifts at local businesses first. Collinsville Main Street's small, independent businesses offer merchandise you can't find at national retailers, competitive prices, and great customer service-all within the charming historic atmosphere of downtown Collinsville.

"Our historic buildings, festive holiday decorations, friendly merchants, and unique gift selection all make shopping on Main Street a great experience," says Roy Weathers, CDI President. "Holiday shopping on Main Street is an enjoyable alternative to fighting the crowds at 4 a.m. sales. We invite people to spread the holiday spirit where it counts-at home."

Shopping on Main Street and attending holiday festivities are not just fun; they are important ways to support the small, independent businesses everyone loves. Local businesses are the backbone of the community; they reinvest in Collinsville and strengthen the local economy. National research shows that a higher percentage of money spent at local businesses will stay in the local economy, while fewer dollars from purchases at national retailers stay in the local economy. For example, a September 2009 study by Civic Economics of 15 locally owned businesses in New Orleans and an average SuperTarget store found that 16 percent of the money spent at SuperTarget stays local, while the local retailers returned 32 percent of their revenue to New Orleans.

Most stores are offering incentives to shop in town. For instance, visitors can enjoy "free cropping during the month of December at Croppinsville Scrapbooking Store, located at 1106 W. Main Street in Collinsville. Qualified staff is available to help customers create or buy unique Christmas gifts any Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. Storeowner Allie Gower announced recently that a portion of December proceeds from sales will be donated to the St. Jude Children's' Research Hospital.

For more information about Collinsville Downtown Inc, your Main Street Program, call Cheri Buschmann @ 918 371-5530 or email:

Blade Nelson Benefit at Chilli's
I am encouraging eveyone to pull together and support this cause for the Nelson family. Tim is self employed and has been spending most everyday at the hospital with Blade. He got to come home last night but not for sure how long he will be there.

Blade Nelson Benefit at Chilli's in Owasso Monday Dec.14th from open to 9pm. You will have to have a flyer or they will let you tell them it's for him (prefers flyer) Please go out and have dinner and help this family they will recieve 10% Thank you so much!!!!
-- Ronn Badertscher (12/7/2009)

Note: I'll add the flyer here as soon as I receive a copy. -- Ted (12/8/2009)
Wilson 2nd Grade "Friendship"
Wilson students know that being a friend is the best thing you can be. These 2nd graders who show the character trait of Friendship were chosen during the week of December 7th.

First Row (l-r) Jaylyn Zimola, Sarah Bell, Garrett Henry, and Alex Guthrie
Second Row (l-r) Santasia Smith, Thunder Rozzell, Emma Schnell, and Riley Jackson

12/10/2009 Link To Blade Nelson Flyer

And See Additional Notes at bottom of this page ...

Additional Blade Nelson Benefit Info (12/10/2009)
There is an account at American Bank of Oklahoma for the Blade Nelson Fund for direct donations. Flyers are available at Cheri's Daylight Donuts or the Rural Fire Dept. or call Dorthy Sunday 344-2430 -- Dorthy
OK here we go...hope everyone can come out Monday and help support Blade and his family while they are going through some ruff times right now...for those of you that don't know Blade is a 7th grader here in Collinsville that was diagnosed with Leukemia on Oct 5, 2009...He is in and out of The Children's Hospital at St Francis were he is undergoing Chemo treatments...Will you please continue to pass this email on to your friends and family to get the flyer in every ones hands to help support them...Thank you for your continued support to the Nelson family!


Don't forget to print and take the flyer with you!!!