Henderson County News: Record Alcohol Sales Boost Grants To City, County, Schools


Record alcohol sales boost subsidies to city, county and schools

Henderson County School System present a check presented by ABC Board Chair Marcie Kane as part of the proceeds from ABC’s record sales of $ 9,993,515 in 2020-2021.” style=”border: solid 1px #CCC; padding: 1px;” width=”605″ />
Deputy Superintendent Wendy Frye and Superintendent Dr John Bryant of the Henderson County School System present a check presented by ABC Board Chair Marcie Kane as part of the proceeds from ABC’s record sales of $ 9,993,515 in 2020-2021.

The pandemic-fueled alcohol sales surge has resulted in increased subsidies to local government, city police and the Henderson County school system, the Hendersonville ABC Council said.

In the photo, Deputy Superintendent Wendy Frye and Superintendent Dr John Bryant of the Henderson County School System present a check presented by ABC Board Chair Marcie Kane as part of the proceeds from ABC’s record sales of 9 $ 993,515 for the year ending June 30.

The state-run ABC system operates liquor stores in Hendersonville on South Church Street, Thompson Street and McMurray Road. Last December, sales topped $ 1 million for the first time since the city opened its first ABC store in 1960 and since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, stores have enjoyed 19 consecutive months of sales increase. The revenue growth enabled Hendersonville stores to distribute $ 665,000 – 50% to the Town of Hendersonville, 25% to Henderson County, 24% to the Henderson County School Board and 1% to the County of Henderson Public Library. Henderson, plus $ 40,000 to the Hendersonville Police Department. The local council also disbursed $ 60,000 for alcohol education in public schools, including addiction services and support for Project Graduation and speakers on alcohol and drug addiction, and $ 10,000 for addiction counseling at Safelight, the domestic violence shelter. ABC’s board members in addition to Kane are Ken Calhoun and former state representative Chuck McGrady.

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