Collinsville, Oklahoma
September 7, 2009
Miscellaneous News

Attention Speeders /
HRC Pink Hat Brunch /
HRC Phone Recycle /
Babbitt's Latest Project: Smithsonian-Food

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The Collinsville Home Representative Club is Seeing Pink!
Pink Hat Brunch (for breast cancer awareness) -- Home Representative Club -- photo by Joyce Baker
The Collinsville Home Representative Club is a civic organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer services. Because this club has been personally affected by breast cancer, the club would like to invite you to a Breast Cancer Awareness Day "Pink Hat Brunch!" on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Guest Speaker will be LeAnne Taylor, anchor of KOTV's Six in the Morning and a breast cancer survivor. Also present will be representatives from area resource groups available for your questions.

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event and will not be sold at the door. Tickets are $10.00 a piece and all proceeds benefit Tulsa area breast cancer awareness programs. Seating is limited and prizes will be awarded for the best hat along with door prizes given away and a scrumptious brunch! Dust off your pink hats and purchase tickets by calling 740-3550. You will not want to miss this informative event! The doors open for resource displays at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10:00 a.m. at Collinsville Community Church.

Make plans to attend this informative event as we all gather together to bring awareness to this disease!
Submitted by Rusti Howard (9/4/2009)
Potential Smithsonian Exhibit in 2012?
I am in the process of applying for the grant to have this exhibit in Colllinsville. The grant is due by Oct 15.

I was thinking it would be good to work with the City and Downtown, Inc on well as any other group who would be interested in participating. Collinsville has a food heritage we could include along with the exhibit.

One thing we would have to have is an exhibit space of 700 square feet and 9 ft ceilings. We have the space in the Library meeting room but not the ceilings....I have asked Pam if we could feature it in the meeting room in City Hall...there would always been volunteers in attendance when it was open to the public. She will ask the Commission.

The Chamber Board would like to be involved.

The Exhibit will be in place for 6 weeks...would be a great attraction for Collinsville...might even have it during the Tri County Fair in of the available dates is July-August 2012.... or could plan it during the Taste of Collinsville or Hogs and Hot Rods...

Six rural communities in Oklahoma will be selected for this Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition.

I was wondering if we could do a story in the paper and on the web site inviting organizations and interested citizens to a meeting to discuss ideas for the grant. For the grant we need to include who would like to be involved and have letters of support from them, creative ways to enhance the exhibit, fun activities for all ages. These can be submitted as ideas and developed later.

The Library would like to do this but it will be much more fun if we can include lots of folks from CV.

Would you want to work with me on a story? -- Susan
Submitted by Dr Susan Babbitt 8/29/2009

About The Exhibit --
Key Ingredients: America by Food
will be traveling to more than 200 rural communities across the US through 2013.

What exactly are kolaces, spaetzle and pierogie? Most of us eat day in day out without giving a second thought to the wealth of history and culture that shapes our dining habits and taste preferences.

Our recipes, menus, ceremonies, and etiquette are directly shaped by our country’s rich immigrant experience, the history and innovations of food preparation technology, and the ever-changing availability of key ingredients.

Curated by Charles Camp, Key Ingredients America by Food explores the connections between Americans and the foods they produce, prepare, preserve, and present at the table – a provocative and thoughtful look at the historical, regional, and social traditions that merge in everyday meals and celebrations.

The exhibition and web site are developed by Museum on Main Street, a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils in service to museums and citizens of rural America.

Through a selection of artifacts, photographs, and illustrations, Key Ingredients examines the evolution of the American kitchen and how food industries have responded to the technological innovations that have enabled Americans to choose an ever-wider variety of frozen, prepared, and fresh foods. Key Ingredients also looks beyond the home to restaurants, diners, and celebrations that help build a sense of community through food.

Key Ingredients stimulates comparisons of "back then" and "right now," "over there" and "right here." The exhibition will engage audiences everywhere, creating conversations and inspiring community recollection and celebration.

Each of the 150 venues hosting the exhibition is planning events, programs, and local exhibitions to link their own collections and local food specialties to the national story told in the exhibition.

Speeders -- Please Slow Down!

Ted, I was hoping you could put something on your website about people's speed down Main Street especially the 5th & Main area. Lots of people think the stop light at 5th & Main is their green light to speed as fast as they can before they get to downtown, thing is there are lots of kids walking up down Main St in this area as well as my 2 children play in our yard and I'm scared that one day one of these people will lose control of their vehicle and either hit a kid riding their skateboard or bike down the street to a friend's house or run into our yard hurting our children. I understand school is in and I think everyone should be held accountable for their actions and pay attention to the bus stops, but please pay attention to the children when school isn't in session. That is someone's child whose life you are putting into danger. I can't ask the Collinsville Police Department to sit across from my house and monitor everyone's speed because they do have other things to do, but I can ask the people of Collinsville to be more responsible and obey the speed limit on Main St, there are lots of children going up and down Main St and I'd hate to see someone get hurt. Thanks for your time Ted. -- Beth Davis (9/5/2009)

Home Representative
September Meeting

Jeanie Barnes shared recycling information, including two locations to recycle cell phones - Office Depot and Liberty Insurance.
Eighteen members of the Collinsville Home Representative Club gathered at the Community Church on September 1, 2009 to begin a new year of service and fellowship.

Agnes Fisher was welcomed as a new member, and details were discussed for three upcoming fundraisers - the Pink Hat Brunch in October, Current Catalog sales, and a white elephant auction.

(submitted by Linda Pfeffer 9/4/2009)

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