Friday, July 24, 2009

Use Georgia’s Tax Free Holiday to Give Back to Coweta County

Celebrate this Tax Free Holiday by joining the Coweta Good Samaritan Campaign. Beginning Friday, July 31st, when you shop at participating merchants you will be asked if you would like to “round up” your purchase. Saying yes will put your extra change into the community and will help families all over the county.

This pilot program, jointly sponsored by Newnan Coweta Habitat for Humanity and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, will benefit Habitat, the Chamber, Community Welcome House and Angel House. The program is the brain child of Bob Peebles, president of Newnan Coweta Habitat board. Peebles stated “This is an opportunity for the citizens of Coweta County to take tax money that they are saving and investing it in the people of Coweta County. This campaign allows a little change to make a big change in our community.”

Chamber President Candace LaForge added “The Coweta Good Samaritan Campaign can help build a culture of giving to the community by shopping locally. It is a great campaign where citizens of Coweta County and local merchants work hand in hand to make a positive change in our county.”

If you are a citizen of Coweta County you are encouraged to shop locally this tax free holiday and when asked if you would like to round up your purchase, cheerfully say “YES!” If you are a merchant and would like to participate in the Coweta Good Samaritan Campaign, contact the Chamber at

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