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HOP THE TROLLEY DRAWING ROLLING INTO GIG HARBOR

Gig Harbor, Wash. – September 5th, 2013 – Pierce Transit, along with the ‘Get Around Gig Harbor Trolley’ Community Investment Team, invite the public to participate in the HOP THE TROLLEY PRIZE DRAWING set to launch on September 14th. The contest is easy and fun – simply fill out the entry card when you ride the PT Trolley from September 14th – 28th, tear off the completed entry card found on the PT Trolley and drop it in a “Hop the Trolley” box at one of the locations listed on the back of the card. The Hop the Trolley drawing will be held at 10am on September 28th at Uptown Gig Harbor Farmers’ Market. Contest ends at time of drawing and you need not be present to win. The iPad® has been provided by participating businesses.

The Gig Harbor community has embraced the trolley service since its inception on July 9th. In addition, response from local businesses to participate in the Hop The Trolley Drawing has been overwhelming according to Mary DesMarais, Executive Director at the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance and Jamie Taylor, Communications Specialist at the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce. There will be nineteen participating Gig Harbor businesses where you will be able to drop your form into the drawing box (businesses are listed on card onboard trolley).

The PT Trolley – Get Around Gig Harbor! demonstration project is made possible in cooperation with a Gig Harbor Community Investment Team, which is comprised of the City of Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Merchants of Uptown and the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance. The service connects the historic downtown waterfront district to the Uptown shopping district. The PT Trolley service offers trips every 30 minutes beginning at 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with extended service to 9:30 pm on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This demonstration project will conclude on September 28, 2013. For route information visit www.piercetransit.org. For information about the community partners visit the websites:

· Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce: www.gigharborchamber.net

· City of Gig Harbor: www.gigharborguide.com

· Waterfront Alliance: www.gigharborwaterfront.org

· Merchants of Uptown: www.uptownGigHarbor.com

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