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Pay It Forward in Tavares

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:05 am

Over 20 Tavares restaurants and shops are participating in Peach Key’s Pay It Forward campaign, a downtown treasure hunt that encourages interaction between shops, restaurants and patrons.
Typically “paying it forward” means pre-paying for someone else’s items in a store or restaurant. Throughout July, stores and restaurants in Tavares are Paying It Forward.
Each restaurant is gifting 4 Pay It Forward tickets, to be hidden inside downtown shops and businesses. When found, they can be redeemed for menu items. In return the restaurants are asking for a promise to Pay It Forward.
Pay It Forward encourages the community to shop local and keep local, and to engage with their downtown.
Hints as to where these tickets can be found are given on social media. Participating shops and restaurants share hints on each others pages, while not giving away hidden locations too easily. This encourages sharing between businesses with each other and the community as a whole.
“Pay It Forward Here” decals mark doors and windows downtown, showing where tickets might be found or redeemed.
Be on the lookout for hints and clues online at facebook.com/peachkey and on the pages of your favorite downtown shops and restaurants.
Peach Key is a design team located in Tavares, Florida which focuses on building community through growing small businesses.
Other shops and restaurants are encouraged to participate. With questions or participation inquiries, please contact: Kevin Danko, Peach Key, 610.417.2542 | kevin@peachkey.co
Participating restaurants: Ruby Street Grille; Lake Dora Sushi; Nice Dreams Ice Cream; O’Keefe’s Irish Pub; Pizza @ Tavares; Paradise Diner; E-Z Nutrition 101; Zac’s Pressed for Time Cafe; Tiki West Raw Bar and Grill; AL’S Landing
Participating businesses: Tavares Chamber of Commerce; Hoity-Toity Mercantile; The Prop Shop; Jones Brothers Sea Plane Adventures; Trinity Spa; Through the Years Vintage Market; Orange Blossom Cannonball; Quality Design and Print; Lady Bug’s Gifts and Sundries; Hemingway’s Wine & Cigar Bar; Key West Resort; 1-Almighty Comics.