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Town receives grant for Town Square improvements 

By Graham Sweeney

Collierville has received a $21,250 grant from Shelby County for improvements to the Historic Town Square.

The donation was made official during the June 27 Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. 

The town submitted an application for a Shelby County Community Enhancement Grant in March 2020. 

“Grant funds will allow for improved historical interpretation of building through museum quality exhibits, information panels and furnishings,” noted Greg Clark, director of the town’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. 

The funds will also be used to “improve visitor services.”

“The goal of the project is to further develop the Depot Visitors Center as a welcome center,” Clark noted. 

Annually, the depot welcomes more than 5,000 visitors to Town Square, “including people from more than half-a-dozen foreign countries.” 

It functions as a museum and information center.

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