• Keauhou Shopping Center Welcomes Kailua-Kona Community Back to School

    June 22, 2022

    Memorable events at Keauhou Shopping Center celebrate start of a new school year

    KAILUA-KONA-HI-July, 1, 2022 – The start of a new school year can bring about excitement, whether through reconnecting with friends or preparing for a year full of new things to learn. As students and teachers return to the classrooms, Keauhou Shopping Center is providing the community with different ways to celebrate the fresh start of a new school year. Through a selection of upcoming events, guests
    will be able to savor the last moments of summer and prepare for school in style.

    “We are thrilled to prepare kids, families, and educators in the Kailua-Kona community for this coming school year,” said Colene DeMello General Manager at Keauhou Shopping Center “We are excited to work with our tenants and community, and at Keauhou Shopping Center we want to support guests and provide ways to celebrate the start of a new year in the classroom.”

    To help local students and educators prepare for the upcoming year, Keauhou Shopping Center will host a Back-To-School Supply Drive on Friday, July 1 to Saturday, July 30. Guests are encouraged to drop off a variety of school supply items at participating tenants to benefit the school districts within the community. We are excited to partner with Get Ready Hawai`i. "When I was named Executive Director in July of 2017 the first corporate partner I established was Keauhou Shopping Center. The center has been invaluable in supporting our programs and the children we serve, and we are thrilled to continue to partner with Keauhou Shopping Center as we all work to serve the children of West Hawai`i," said Executive Director Jeff Gourley. To learn more, go to www.getreadyhawaii.org.

    Children will also have the opportunity to celebrate going back to school through the KidX Club® Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 30, 2021 from 10 AM-1 PM. The event will feature keiki crafts, yard games, photo booth, balloon twisting, giveaways and more. Eventbrite registration will go live on July 16, 2022. Registration required. Get Ready Hawai`i will be on property and can assist families that need supplies for the upcoming school year.

    From end of summer celebrations to school year preparations and everything in between, Keauhou Shopping Center’s back-to-school events are sure to offer a unique and memorable experience for every guest.

    Keauhou Shopping Center remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. We ask all guests to conduct themselves in a safe and respectful way in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations, recommendations and mandates, while also adhering to each individual tenant’s policies. For more information about Keauhou Shopping Center and the back to school event lineup, follow @shopkeauhou.

    About Keauhou Shopping Center
    Located along Ali`i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Keauhou Shopping Center is the centerpiece of Keauhou Resort, a modern getaway surrounded by rich Hawaiian history. Once the birthplace and playground of kings, the Center offers an incredible shopping experience and the chance to learn about the heritage of the Kona coast through special entertainment and educational programs. Keauhou Shopping Center offers a great mix of shops, restaurants, professional services and a state-of-the-art multi-plex theatre.
    More information available at www.keauhoushoppingcenter.com.

    About Washington Prime Group
    Washington Prime Group Inc. is a retail REIT and a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties. The Company combines a national real estate portfolio with its expertise across the entire shopping center sector to increase cash flow through rigorous management of assets and provide new opportunities to retailers looking for growth
    throughout the U.S. Washington Prime Group® is a registered trademark of the Company. Learn more at www.washingtonprime.com.

    About Kamehameha Schools
    Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools (KS) is a private, educational, charitable trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people through education. In 2015, KS embarked on a bold voyage that envisions, in one generation, a thriving lāhui where learners, grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, achieve postsecondary educational success and become leaders who contribute to their communities both locally and globally. For more information, visit www.ksbe.edu and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kamehamehaschools) and Twitter (@ksnews).