Progressive Taste of Collinsville -- April 25, 2015
Progressive Taste of Collinsville -- April 25, 2015
Progressive Taste of Collinsville
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Collinsville Christian Academy will host its 7th Annual Progressive Taste of Collinsville on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00AM until 2:00PM. Participating local restaurants will prepare their signature dish and have samples ready for ticket holders to taste and enjoy! These local businesses will also have a small gift for the ticket holders. All participants will travel from place to place guided by a street map to enjoy the City's cuisine and drawings and to fill a bingo card which will feature all participating restaurant and business offerings. At the end of the day, participants will gather at the starting location for door prizes and a chance to vote on their favorite establishment. A People's Choice Award is given to the restaurant with the highest number of popular votes in the following four (4) categories: best main dish, best pizza, best appetizer, and best dessert. Participants will get to enter a grand prize drawing for every bingo they get.
Last year was the Progressive Taste of Collinsville's 6th Annual event. Nineteen (19) local restaurants and businesses participated, serving food to over 500 ticket holders. The day was a spectacular success as patrons discovered the best food and venues in Collinsville and as restaurants showcased their popular fare through this unique advertising campaign.
THIS YEAR'S EVENT:
The interest generated from last year promises to make this year's Progressive Taste of Collinsville an even greater success. The event coordinator's are planning for 30 participating restaurants and 1,000 ticket holders. The City will be alive with activity and excitement. Tickets may be purchased through Collinsville Christian Academy or through the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce website; they are $15 per person or $30 per family. Special features include attendance prizes, and a drawing for a 42" flat-screen TV!
Local area businesses may sponsor the Progressive Taste of Collinsville. Sponsor's logo and / or company name will appear in all advertising. There will also be several hundred posters placed in local area stores. The informational flyer that accompanies each sold ticket will contain the sponsor's logo and / or company name. The event website will also display sponsor's information. Lastly, sponsors may also receive FREE tickets to the event.
Pamela Dell at Collinsville Christian Academy, 1203 Vandalia, may be reached at 618-971-7725. You may also visit www.progressivetasteofcollinsville.com.
On Monday, July 10, 2017, automated trash collection will begin for the residents of the City of Collinsville.
All residential customers will receive a new 95-gallon trash cart, during the weeks of Monday, June 26th through Friday, July 7th. These
blue trash carts are similar to the current recycling cart, but with a black lid labeled trash.
Additional trash carts may be leased for $2/month, with a 3 month commitment.
A resident can exchange their 95-gallon trash cart for a 65-gallon trash cart, free of charge, through August 31, 2017.
Residents will no longer need to provide their own containers for trash.
Republic Services will dispose of the personal trash containers through July 31, 2017. If you want
Republic Services to dispose of your trash containers, set them at the curb and mark “take container.”
Some residents may have a change in their service date. Watch your mail the week of June 26, 2017 for service date information.
Proper cart placement for automated service:
- Have your cart at the curb by 6am of your service day.
- Place the cart at least five (5) feet from any object; like a tree, pole, fire hydrant, mailbox, electrical box, cable box, etc. and at least five(5)
feet away from cars so the automated arm can reach your cart.
- Please have this same distance of five (5) between trash and recycle carts.
- Don’t lean anything against the cart.
- Don’t place your cart under a tree or near utility lines.
- Place carts one (1) foot from the curb or edge of the street.
- All trash must be bagged and contained inside your Republic Service cart, with the lid closed.
- Bags/trash lying outside of the cart or personal cans/containers will not be picked up.
For any question about automated trash collection call Republic Services Customer Service at:
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131