While the annual Collins Days parade was about to start in the downtown area of Collins Saturday morning, a house that had been sitting vacant was coming down along the west side of Highway 65 that goes through town. According to Mayor of Collins Brett Comegys, the property was recently purchased by a local person with the sole intent of tearing down that house. He said one of the adjacent property owners intends to buy the lot once the land is cleared. Several at the celebration commented that having that house down was a good thing, as it had become a bit of an eyesore. Photo by Marlys Barker