By Alton Mitchell
On Monday evening the Chambers County Commission voted unanimously to again participate in the annual Alabama Back to School Sales Tax Holiday this summer. The voting for approval of the annual event in Alabama was not an issue for the Commission, but the county Commission will have their hands full with getting the word out after one big change this year.
Chambers County as well as many of the municipalities in the County have participated in the annual event each year. The sales tax holiday is traditionally held the first week of August and allows consumers some relief on their wallets when purchasing necessary back to school items. That relief will again come this summer for residents of Chambers County. However rather than being held the first weekend of August as has been the past norm, this year the holiday is being held July 21-23, 2017.
Shortly after approving the resolution on Monday to participate in the sales tax holiday. Members of the Commission became worried that the moving up of the holiday date would catch some residents off guard. The Commission discussed several ways to assist in getting the word out about the tax holiday to include; local media, flyers, and use of social media to help get the word out to back to school shoppers this year