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Town solicits for ‘Buy in Farragut’ campaign


Farragut town officials are asking residents to think and buy local.

In order to help and encourage Farragut residents to buy local and participate in the town “Buy in Farragut” campaign, slated for Thursday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 3.


“A lot of people don’t understand that when they buy in the town, they support the town,” said Sue Stuhl, Farragut Leisure Services director.

She said every time a consumer purchases goods within the town limits, Farragut receives a portion of the sales tax.

This money, in turn, can be used for capital improvement projects, such as maintaining streets and parks.

“We’re advertising for businesses that want to be a part of the program at no cost to them,” Stuhl said. “For those that join in, we’ll run their names in our ad releases, on our Web site and on the Cable channel.”

The event kicks off Nov. 30 as the town holds its “Celebrate the Season” event. Saturday, Dec. 2, the town will sponsor a Parents’ Day Out, an opportunity for parents of children ages 4 to 11 to enjoy a private shopping trip while their children play games, make crafts and enjoy movies and snacks at town hall.

Staff members will care for the children, Stuhl said.

Stuhl said the idea for the campaign came from Farragut Vice Mayor Mike Haynes.

“As our town has grown through the years so has our local business community,” said Haynes in a town newsletter article. “We now have a wide variety of shops, stores, markets and malls located right here inside our town borders, not to mention our many excellent banks, service centers and restaurants. These days you can find just about any item or enjoy any taste or meet any need if you just look around Farragut.”

Businesses interested in participating in the campaign can contact town hall at

865-966-7057.

 

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