Kona Ice to Host 4th Annual National "Chill Out" Day

Last Updated on Apr 14, 2017 at 1:10pm | Tourism & Recreation

FOR IMMEDIATE USE:  April 14, 2017
No Taxation without Relaxation: Kona Ice of Oakland to Host Fourth Annual National “Chill Out” Day
Island-Themed Truck to Give Away FREE Shaved Ice at Oakland Volunteer Fire Department and First United Bank and Trust to Help Community “Chill Out” on Tax Day
WHAT: With Tax Day right around the corner, many of us are reaching into our pockets to pay-off Uncle Sam. To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its fourth annual National “Chill Out” Day.
The island-inspired truck will be parked at Oakland Volunteer Fire Department (3rd St. Oakland, MD) and First United Bank and Trust (2nd St. Oakland, MD) in Oakland, MD, to hand out FREE cups of tropical shaved ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis to all who stop by. The refreshing treat will ensure that there is no taxation without relaxation this tax season.
The event is open to the public and media cameras. Interviews with the owner and staff will be available onsite.
WHY: National “Chill Out” Day is one of the many ways Kona Ice is encouraging the nation to take a step back, relax and enjoy a Kona. National “Chill Out” Day is one small, yet powerful, way the brand hopes to put a smile on people’s faces. Through partnerships with schools, youth sports leagues and other neighborhood organizations, Kona Ice has given back more than $40 million to the communities it serves.
To learn more about Kona Ice’s giveback efforts, visit: http://www.kona-ice.com/giveback-programs/ 
WHO: Kona Ice invites members of the community to come and CHILL OUT with a delicious cup of shaved ice, tropical tunes, and flower leis.
Interviews will also be available with:  Jeff Orr and Wheeler Stewart, owners of Kona Ice Mountain MD.
DATE: Tuesday April 18, 2017
   -- FIRST STOP:  Oakland Volunteer Fire Department – 3rd St. Oakland, MD. 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET
    --SECOND STOP:  First United Bank and Trust – 2nd St. Oakland, MD, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
A true community ally renowned for facilitating endless fundraising options, Kona Ice has given more than $40 million back to neighborhood schools, organizations and teams since its inception in 2007. The brand's iconic truck offers customers a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring the opportunity to create their own Kona Ice on the self-serve Flavorwave™, while enjoying the soothing sights and sounds from the tropics. Currently, there are 800-plus franchise units in more than 45 states.
For more information about booking Kona Ice for a fundraiser or event, visit www.kona-ice.com. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.ownakona.com or call (800) KONAICE.
Website: http://www.kona-ice.com/
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MEDIA CONTACT: Gillian Losh, 847-897-7493, glosh@allpointspr.com
Gillian Losh
Senior Account Lead
Office: 847-897-7493
Cell: 630-699-6391