Shop Tax Free and for Local Youths at Pier Park July 29-Aug. 11

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Pier Park announced that the center will host its fifth annual Back-to-School Supply Drive from July 29 through August 11, 2024, to coincide with Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. The drive will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County.

Residents and visitors can purchase supplies at Pier Park stores like Target, Dollar Tree, Dillard’s, Forever 21, Pink Narcissus or Tervis. They can then drop those donations off at the Mall Management Office at 600 Pier Park Drive, Suite 125, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Donors can also deliver items to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County facility at 16200 Back Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413.

Pier Park Back-to-School Supply DriveIn addition to helping a worthy cause, donors will enjoy significant savings when shopping for supplies thanks to Florida’s Tax Cut Package. According to FloridaRevenue.com, Floridians will pay no sales tax for learning aids and jigsaw puzzles selling for $30 or less, for certain school supplies valued at $50 or less per item, for clothing, footwear and certain accessories valued at $100 or less per item and on personal computers plus related accessories priced at $1,500 or less. Find a comprehensive school supply list on Simon.com/Mall/Pier-Park.

Donors will have the chance to win a $1,000 prize package during a random drawing at the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce‘s July 19 Friday at the Beach. The organization will host the Pier Park-sponsored event and collect supplies from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Captain Anderson’s Event Center at 5550 North Lagoon Drive #2, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408.

The Mall Management office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – noon and 12:30 – 5 p.m. The mall is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 6 p.m.