Supporters say Pigeon Forge liquor referendum will help schools

10:29 AM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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A group in Sevier County says allowing Pigeon Forge restaurants to serve liquor wouldn't just help businesses, they say it would help students too.

Supporters of Pigeon Forge's liquor by the drink tax met again Tuesday. This time around, the meeting focused on how the tax would help schools.

The group Forging Ahead says half of the money would go to schools and would cover technology, things like smart boards and wireless internet. That's something the schools say they're in desperate need of.

"A lot of kinds like to learn visually. They like to see things and have interactive programs that they can learn with and those things. Those would be something that we would really love to see and love to be able to utilize the funds for," said Jennifer Dyer, treasurer of the Pigeon Forge Middle School PTO.

The next vote is March 14. It comes after a judge threw out the results of November's referendum where liquor by the drink passed.

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