Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 2, 2008
"Cropping" Jennifay
Collinsville's Newest Store Open / Colinsville's Outstanding Teen Competes This Week

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Croppinsville, U.S.A., Opened Collinsville Store May 30th With Cropper'tainment
Croppinsville, U.S.A. is a new Scrappin' and Stampin' Shop owned and operated by Allie Gower. It is located @ 1106 West Main St. in Downtown Collinsville. This store has everything you can imagine and then some to create beautiful scrap books & works of art. Not to mention the amazing talents of Allie, Patti, and Athene showing you how to create your own masterpiece. These ladies make you feel right @ home with their southern hospitality & humor. The store is beautifully decorated & designed for comfort while managing to recycle an entire wall to preserve the historic brick! This atmosphere provides the perfect workplace for scrapbooking. Computers and Wi-Fi are also available for customers. Allie will help you get started with your projects and used her talents to help Collinsville's First Outstanding Teen Jennifay Nichols create her Teen Oklahoma scrapbook page to represent Collinsville. This page will become a part of Oklahoma history and will travel with the Oklahoma Pageant Team. Jennifay wowed the croppers by modeling her competition wardrobe & performing her Talent that she will be singing in Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen Competition at Oral Roberts Mabee Center June 4th - 7th.. Be sure stop in to say hello to Allie, Patti and Athene, and all the croppers soon.
Allie Gower & Jennifay Nichols (Collinsville's First Outstanding Teen) work on a scrap book page.
Even the high cost of gas didn't keep people from strolling by to check out the newest store in town. So load up the horse & buggy & take a trip to Croppinsville for a cropping great time!! Official Grand Opening Celebration planned for August 2008.
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Submitted by Joy Jiles (6/1/2008)
Hi Ted,
Thought I would share with everyone about our experience with Collinsville's newest store. Allie helped Jennifay prepare her scrapbook page for Teen Oklahoma representing Collinsville. Jennifay shared her talents with Croppinsville too. It was a great night. Hope you will share this story with Collinsville readers.
Yes, Miss Oklahoma Pageant is this week too. Baily is beautiful & ready to win the title of Miss Oklahoma. She competes in interview Tuesday, Talent Wednesday, OnStage Question/ Evening Gown Thursday, Swimsuit Friday and finals Saturday June 7th 7:30 pm. I will be updating you with pics of the girls during the week. -- Thanks, Joy (6/2/2008)
Miss Collinsville Teen Competes
For State Title June 4th-7th At ORU
Collinsville's First Outstanding Teen "Jennifay Nichols" will be competing this week to win the title of Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen at Oral Roberts Mabee Center June 4th -7th.
31 Teens from across the state will officially be moving into the Mabee Center Monday June 2nd and working on the show's fabulous choreography prior to competition.
Thursday June 5th at 3:30 Jennifay will compete in sports wear and evening gown.
Friday June 6th she will compete in onstage question and Talent.
Saturday June 7th at 2:30 the top ten will be selected and repeat all categories of competition resulting inTop 5 being announced and the winner crowned.
Tickets are $10.00 at the door for general admission..
Jennifay has been working hard to make Collinsville proud and hopes to become Oklahoma's next Outstanding Teen June 7th.

Jennifay Nichols

Two historic connections to the Croppinsville USA story above: This 1915 photo shows a horse drawn wagon just a few yards from the same spot as the wagon that visited in 2008. That 1915 horse drawn wagon was the delivey vehicle for the Gump & Jones Hardware store located where Bayouth's Insurance is today. For more on the historic preservation of the Steinholtz Building (where Croppingsville USA is now located) see this 2004 Main Street news release. If you would like to view the complete 1915 panoramic photo of Collinsville's downtown visit the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville at 1110 W. Main. -- Ted Wright