The Collinsville Garden Club has been a long-time supporter of the D.D. Collins House Project. Lavadna Hines and Dolores Kirby, members of the Garden Club, present a check in the amount of $500.00 to Bill Iseminger, Chairman of the Collinsville Historic Preservation Commission, while Arvil Wrigley, a commissioner of the CHPC, joins in accepting the presentation. This money helped develop the gardens that are being planted at the house.
Arvil Wrigley, who has since passed away, was a proud member of the Historic Preservation Commission, and was a great supporter of the D.D. Collins House Project and preserving Collinsville’s rich heritage. Arvil spent many hours working on this project and always knew it would be a valuable asset to the City.
Lavadna Hines, who is a commissioner on the CHPC and who owns an antique store in Collinsville, has been very active with the Collins House Project. Her activities not only include the research and acquisition of period appropriate furnishings and accessories for the house, but the planning and coordination of activities at the house. As an active member of the Garden Club, she is also involved with the gardens.