You’ve likely seen the truck, driving around town. It looks like a cool blue rig with a Tiki hut built into the side of it. The island theme instantly puts you at ease. Dubbed the “Kona Entertainment Vehicle.” Not only does it dispense shaved ice treats, music from the loud speakers set the island mood. Kona Ice is all about laid back fun. Get a serving of shaved ice and top it any way you like. The patented Flavorwave dispenser allows you to mix assorted toppings to your individual taste. Pour on as much as you like.
If you have never had the opportunity to try a Kona Ice treat, they are coming to Lasco Ford. Tuesday, April 18th has been designated National Chill Out Day by the folks at Kona Ice. Fenton residents, Ben and Evie Moffett, own the local franchise.
For the second year in a row, they have chosen the local Ford dealer to host this event. Stop in at 2525 Owen Road, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Sample a free shaved ice cone, and see what all the excitement is about. Ben Moffett noted: “We decided to participate with Lasco Ford again this year. It’s a fun event and a good chance to try the Kona Ice Experience.”
Great flavored shaved ice is just a part of the Kona Ice story. Jay Lasco, Vice President of Lasco Ford, commented: “We are happy to once again host this event with Kona Ice. Not only is it a fun day for the community, our customers, and employees. But, we want to give Kona Ice a high-profile opportunity to talk about their community involvement.” And community is really where the Kona Ice story started. Fundraising is a central theme of the Kona Ice franchise system. Ben Moffett explained: “Last year we helped local organizations raise over $15,000 for their individual causes. For one day activities, we return 20% of the gross sales back to the coordinating group. A group, such as a school, that books a monthly event for the school year earns more. We give back 30% of the gross proceeds to those who commit to the monthly visits.”
Anyone hosting an event can arrange to invite the Kona Ice truck to participate. Schools, churches, charitable organizations can raise money while the Kona truck does the work. Corporate events are another place to invite the Kona Entertainment Vehicle. According to Ben: “Kona will introduce new flavors this summer targeted at the adult palette. Kids already love us so we are excited to give a fresh set of tastes to the more mature audiences we serve.” Check out the Kona Ice website for additional fundraising opportunities.
Kona Ice will be at the Fenton Farmer’s Market from 5 pm to 8 pm every Wednesday. Stop by this summer and say hello. Sample the many exciting flavors they have to offer and be a kid again. It’s great to have a company like Kona Ice involved with our community both “fundraising” and “fun raising.”