Shannon Strong will be part of the Fall EditoFunfest on Sept. 14.
Editor’s Note: Shannon Strong is now unable to attend this event but has found a colleague to fill in.
Throwing axes is not a generally accepted behavior – even in Collinsville. This coming Sunday, however, area residents are invited to see just such a spectacle.
Professional lumberjacks Shannon Strong and Harv Gereg will visit the village the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 14 and demonstrate their axe throwing abilities and set up a children’s obstacle course.
The axe throwing, set to take place behind The Yoga Center of Collinsville, will be part of Collinsville Merchants sponsored Fall Funfest, set from noon to 4 p.m. that day.
The axe throwing idea, which ties into the history of the Collins Company, has been around for some time, said Kathy Taylor, one of the event organizers.
Initially the thought was to incorporate the activity with Sam Collins Day on Sept. 20 but when that day didn’t work out, the merchants felt it would be great to schedule another day of special activities. … Continue Reading