As Colleyville businesses struggle to turn a profit as the city’s business corridor, SH 26, is expanded, the city is welcoming back an initiative to encourage commerce.

Called the Colleyville Receipt Race, the city has partnered with Grapevine-Colleyville ISD to encourage students, parents and staff to shop at Colleyville businesses.

Each GCISD school’s parent teacher association, or PTA, can collect receipts from any Colleyville business throughout March and April, according to a city news release. The school that collects the most receipts, regardless of value, will receive a donation to the school’s PTA.

This program was first introduced last year, but this installment introduces a key new feature: To encourage larger participation, any school that participates will receive a $500 donation to its PTA.

"[We want] to make sure every school felt like it was worthwhile to participate," Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery said during a March City Council meeting.

The school that collects the most receipts will receive a grand prize of $5,000. Second place will receive $3,000, and third place will receive $2,000.

The first race collected 21,339 receipts from Colleyville businesses. The receipts collected by the community in 2018 amounted to more than $2 million in local business, according to the news release.

This year's contest began March 1 and will continue through April 30. For questions about the 2019 receipt race, contact Lothery at 817-503-1112.