Alabama’s back to school sales tax holiday is going strong this weekend, but the tax relief is only a drop in the bucket when compared to some of the back-to-school bills. Dozens of families and students were busy cutting down on back-to-school expenses thanks to a special event hosted by the Fairhope Police Department and local organizations. It’s the third annual Fairhope Back-to-School Bash. Many parents say it’s a blessing to help defray these costs that can sometimes get steep. Organizers say this is something they do to raise spirits in a tight-knit Fairhope community.
“We have so many great residents in the City of Fairhope, who donate time and funds I had one gentleman call today and say he was going to do it again this year and donate, he said I got a check for you and that’s just the way people are in Fairhope,” said Fairhope Police Chief Joe Petties. Parents were busy looking at different uniforms for the different grade levels and at least get some things crossed off their list in time for the start of the school year. Baldwin County’s first day of school is Wednesday, August 15th.