Wilson Living Today - August 3

While the 2011-2012 school year kicked off this week for the Lebanon Special School District and Wilson County School system, schools like Friendship Christian and McClain Christian start later this week.

Theres no better time to buy school supplies than the State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday.

This year's tax-free holiday weekend begins on Friday, August 5 and ends Sunday, August 7. To get things started, the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd Annual Business Extravaganza at Prime Outlets in Lebanon.  The event gives local businesses a chance to promote their services to the large crowd expected to take advantage of the tax holiday.  Booth space is limited. To make a reservation contact the Chamber at 615-444-5503.

Items including computers under $1,500, select school supplies and clothing under $100, and even Apple IPADs, can be purchased beginning on August 6 thru 8th without paying sales tax. However, there are some retail items not be eligible for the sales tax discount including, computer screens, ink cartridges and printers. For a complete list of items excluded log onto www.tennesseeanytime.org

We are wrapping up the latest issue of Wilson Living and that means The Wilson Living Holiday Expo will be here before you know it! So far, more than 30 vendors have signed up and we have secured very high profile sponsors. If you need a way to expose your wares to thousands of people in two days, this is the event for you.

In addition to fabulous giveaways, we will also host a very special Breakfast with Santa and we are in the final negotiations for a big name celebrity to attend the expo. In a few weeks, well let you know who it is. Now is the time to make your reservation to be part of this event. Last year we had more than 6,000 shoppers and this year we are hoping to double that number. Call 615-969-6751 for more information.

Dont forget that the Wilson County Fair is right around the corner. Be sure and stop by the Wilson Living booth for a special giveaway during each night at the fair. Well also be giving away fair tickets on the Wilson Living Facebook page over the next two weeks. You must be a fan to win. Good luck.

Until next time, keep reading!