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A Plain City resident is scooping out sweet treats for a good cause.


Jim Lowman is launching a new Kona Ice truck, which specializes in shaved ice.


“When our customers get a glimpse of the decked out truck with its tiki hut top and vibrant colors, the looks on their faces say it all,” said Lowman. “At first they’re amazed, then they just can’t stop smiling — regardless of age.”


The truck boasts sounds of tropical calypso music at each event and group gathering. The truck offers 50 different shaved ice flavors allowing customers to mix and match — some request the works of all flavors. There are 500 different combinations available.


Lowman is continuing Kona Ice’s tradition of donating thousands of dollars each year to local school groups, teams and community organizations. As they book events with these groups, they pledge to give back a percentage of the proceeds from each stop.


Nationwide, Kona Ice — headquartered in Kentucky — has donated more than $17 million to community-based organizations during the past six years.


“Jim shares our passion for giving back,” said Tony Lamb, founder and president of Kona Ice, who created the concept after witnessing the fear in his daughter’s face during a visit from an old rusty ice cream truck. “We want to ingrain Kona Ice into the fabric of the towns where we live, work and have families. Returning a portion of what we earn back to the groups helps ensure that they continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our friends, neighbors and family members.”


Beyond fundraisers, popular spots for Kona Ice stops in Plain City include fairs, festivals, corporate events, neighborhood socials, church events and birthday parties. Lowman’s truck also maintains regular weekday and weekend routes.


For more information about booking Kona Ice for a fundraiser or event, visit www.kona-ice.com. Contact Jim Lowman by email at kjlowman@kona-ice.com or by phone at (614) 849-8789.


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