Houston’s Favorite, Kona Ice Little Space City!

Thomas Dunn shares a treat with son Owen, 10, from their Kona shaved ice truck as Kathy Mabry and her great-niece Emma Harms, 8, choose a flavor for their treat at Quillian Center. Thomas Dunn says he loves running the truck and working with his son. August 27, 2013 Kona Ice of Little Space City,…

Giveback Trip, Day 12: Ft. Worth

Today, this day the 24th of August in the year 2013, marks the last full day of filming on the Giveback Trip. And what a day it was. We started off at the Holleman’s warehouse, where I was able to sit down with Paige and talk to her about the Kona business and their giveback…

Giveback Trip, Day 11: Ft.Worth & Arlington

Today was our second to last day of filming. It was super busy, but also really great. We arrived at Nolan High School this morning and spent the entire morning there interviewing three students – Reid Burkett, McCaleb Taylor and Ben Shields. We were also able to speak with Pat Pierett, the director of the…

Giveback Trip, Day 10: Houston > Dallas

We have arrived. Stop 8 of 8. We are absolutely thrilled that we don’t have to drive over 30 miles in the next 3 days. It will be glorious. BUT, before we left for Dallas/Ft. Worth today, we filmed all morning in Houston. So, let me tell you about it! We arrived at Travis Elementary…

Giveback Trip, Day 8: Brandon, MS

Today was something special. And mostly because what Linnea and her team are doing down here in Brandon, MS really is something special. We started off the day interviewing Linnea in Lakeshore Park and it was absolutely gorgeous outside. The sun was out, the Bayou breeze was blowing and giveback stories were being shared. Couldn’t…

Kona Ice of Niagara Falls Helps Local Boy with Cancer

August 9, 2013 The Niagara Gazette article features Damarius Shine, a 4-year-old boy that beat back cancer! It wasn’t easy for him with a year full of radiation and chemotherapy to remove the tumor in his brain. His mother, Samantha McGriggs, family, friends & the Niagara community are so thankful he overcame the cancer, however the…

Giveback Trip, Day 6: Greenville > LaGrange, GA

  We’ve completed half of our stops as of this morning. Leaving Greenville, we were on to our second half of the stops, starting with LaGrange, GA with Calvin Neely and his wife, Robbie. We’ll chat about them here in a bit. First we stopped in downtown Greenville in Falls Park with the Reedy River…