Just in time for warmer temperatures in the area, Kona Ice has arrived in Fayetteville-Lincoln County, bringing with it a variety of shaved ice flavors and the coolest truck in town.
Russ and Amber O’Rear, owners of Kona Ice of North Madison County-Fayetteville, were on hand Friday at Stone Bridge Park to unveil their truck to the community and participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau.
“We’re really excited about being in Lincoln County,” Russ said. “People have been so nice and welcoming. We’re excited to be a part of the community.”
Kona Ice offers shaved ice in a huge variety of flavors, including some of the favorites, Blue Raspberry, Tiger’s Blood, Groovy Grape, Monster Mango and Ninja Cherry to non-alcoholic adult-inspired Kona Krafted flavors, such as Bourbon Black Cherry Vanilla, Blackberry Mojito and Mai Tai, and Kona Klassic flavors like Cappuccino, Caramel and Chocolate and Krafted flavors, French Vanilla Latte and Hazelnut Coffee and Appletini. A quick look at the www.Kona-Ice.com website shows an almost endless number of unique flavors sure to please any palate.
“One of the coolest things about the truck is the Flavorwave where kids can mix their own flavors,” Russ said.
You get your Kona ice from the window of the truck and then head off to the Flavorwave to choose your combination of one to 10 flavors. Choose from three sizes, Klassic for $3, King for $4 or Kowabunga and Coloring Changing Cups for $5, with the Kowabunga and Color Changing Cups allowing for $3 refills.
Because the Kona Ice truck with its breezy tropical music is mobile, you can find the shaved ice treats almost anywhere, from local schools, churches and corporate locations to community-wide events, such as the upcoming Slawburger Festival, Music in the Park concert series and opening day of the city pool.
“We’re everywhere,” said Russ, with Amber suggesting folks like them on Facebook to find their locations in the community.
“We work with a lot of community organizations,” Russ explained, “and we offer corporate packages for those wanting to treat their employees. We can go anywhere.”
The O’Rears are especially excited about the opportunity to give back to the community.
“We are really for giving back to schools, nonprofits and churches, giving a portion of proceeds back to them to reinvest in the community,” Russ said.
“As a whole,” Amber said, “Kona Ice has given $62 million to local communities in a 10-year time.”
“They really value that a lot and stress to franchisees that giving back is one of their core values,” Russ added.
To keep up with Kona Ice locally, visit the Facebook page, Kona Ice of North Madison County-Fayetteville. Those wishing to book Kona Ice for an event can contact the O’Rears through Facebook, as well.