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The Mall at Johnson City Welcomes Johnson City Community Back to School

[JOHNSON CITY, TN (JULY 20, 2021)– 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. Whether students and teachers are reentering the classroom for the first time, continuing to learn virtually, or have remained in-person throughout the past year, The Mall at Johnson City is providing the community with many 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 excited to prepare kids, families, and educators in the Johnson City community for this coming school year,” said Ashley Grindstaff, General Manager at The Mall at Johnson City. “This school year will be especially memorable as many students return to in-person learning, and at The Mall at Johnson City, we want to support guests and offer ways to celebrate the start of an exciting new year in the classroom.”

As teachers transition back into the classroom, The Mall at Johnson City will show them some love through Teacher Appreciation Night on Tuesday, August 24 from 6 – 8 p.m. Educators can enjoy teacher-exclusive promotions and discounts at Merle Norman and Ali B’s Boutique.  The event will also feature live music, mocktails and light bites. Food and Drinks will be located in side the stores on the upper level at Entrance A. Live Music will be in the hallway of Entrance A. Teachers can register for the free event online.

Children will also have the opportunity to celebrate going back to school through the KidX Club® Back to School Party/Bash on Friday, July 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. The event will feature hands-on activities, including craft stations, a dance party and character meet and greet. The Back to School Party will be located on the lower level between Vision Quest VR and Spa-Di-Da. Parents can register their children for the event online.

To help local students and educators prepare for the upcoming year, The Mall at Johnson City will host a School Supply Drive/Stuff the Bus Supply Drive on July 19 – July 30 inside during mall hours.  Guests are encouraged to drop off a variety of school supply items at the town center to benefit the Johnson City Schools homeless students. The School Supply Drive will wrap up on Friday July 30 with a Stuff the Bus event. A school bus will be onsite on the lower level at Entrance B from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to collect the final donations. The list of supplies needed can be found on the mall website.

The town center will also help guests prepare for a new academic year through participating in a Tax-Free Weekend on July 30 – August 1. Community members can spend the weekend shopping tax-free for their back-to-school needs. ProjectMove will also host a tax-free vendor market throughout the entire mall featuring local artists and boutiques all day Saturday, July 31 and Sunday August, 1.

From summer celebrations to school year preparations and everything in between, The Mall at Johnson City’s back to school events are sure to offer a unique and memorable experience for every guest.

The Mall at Johnson City remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. All Back to School festivities will adhere to our rigorous cleaning and disinfectant practices.  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.

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