Families seize Farragut tax-free days

Farragut area stores saw customers coming in early to take advantage of Tennessee’s Tax-Free Holiday from 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 29, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

Shoppers did not have to pay state Sales Tax on clothing or school supplies costing $100 or less or computers costing $1,500 or less.

“We thought we would beat the crowd, but not so,” Marshanda Pinchok of Farragut said. “We’re taking advantage of the Tax-Free Holiday. We have two [school supply] lists to fill, starting from the top. The kids are excited about picking out school supplies.”

Judy Henry brought her granddaughters, Riley Henry and Shelby Sproul, to JCPenney in Turkey Creek to shop for school clothes because “the girls wanted to come here,” Henry said.

Pete Fartell of New York said he came to JCPenney to shop for his daughter who “has to have the newest and the coolest.”

“We’re loving [the Tax-Free Holiday], Heather Hancock, an OfficeMax customer from Knox-ville, said. “We’re picking up supplies from school and a few for later.