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Monday, January 8, 2018

Kona Ice of Douglas and Leavenworth Counties Marks Major Milestone; Has Donated $3,773 to Local Schools, Organizations Since Opening

DOUGLAS COUNTY, KS – Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice of Douglas and Leavenworth Counties recently announced it has donated more than $3,700 since its opening in December of 2016.
"The giveback component was a huge determining factor of why we chose Kona Ice," said Kristi Porter, the local resident and entrepreneur who operates the local Kona Ice business with her husband Rob. "It's an awesome feeling to play such a large role in changing the lives of children and families in our community."
Kona Ice of Douglas and Leavenworth Counties philanthropic commitment to the communities it serves is an integral part of the mobile franchise. The Porters will continue to donate thousands of dollars each year to local school groups, teams and community organizations through large-scale events and private bookings. Nationwide, Kona Ice has donated more than $40 million to community-based organizations since the launch in June 2007.
"Our Kona Ice business has brought us closer to the community in a way we didn't think possible," added Porter. "The smile our truck brings to people's faces is priceless. It's such a joy to be able to bring such positives vibes to Douglas and Leavenworth counties."
Kona Ice's escape from the ordinary begins as the sounds of tropical calypso music fills the air at each event and group gathering. The fun continues as all in attendance get their overflowing cups of freshly shaved ice and then help themselves to any of the ten tastes on the truck's Flavorwave™ (an interactive dispensing system in which individuals select from one or more of the flavors to pour over their fluffy snow) or the additional 20-plus flavors and 500 different combinations available.
"Rob and Kristi share our commitment to giving back," said Tony Lamb, founder and president of Florence, Ky.-based Kona Ice. "The couple wants to have a positive influence on the people in their community, whether it's new text books, sports uniforms or, simply, a smile. We are proud to have them on-board. Together, we are excited to make a difference in the lives of those around us."
Beyond fundraisers, popular spots for the food truck franchise include stops throughout Douglas and Leavenworth counties at fairs, festivals, corporate events, neighborhood socials, church events and birthday parties. The Porter's truck also maintains regular weekday and weekend routes. 
To learn more about Kona Ice of Douglas and Leavenworth Counties and to book your next event, contact Kristi Porter by email at kporter@kona-ice.com or by phone at 913-231-7647.

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