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Markland Mall Welcomes Kokomo Community Back to School

Markland Mall Welcomes Kokomo Community Back to School 

Memorable events at town center celebrate start of a new school year

Kokomo, IN (July 22, 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, Markland Mall 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 Kokomo community for this coming school year,” said Jay Greenberg, General Manager at Markland Mall. “This school year will be especially memorable as many students return to in-person learning, and at Markland Mall 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, Markland Mall will show them some love through Teacher Appreciation Night on Thursday, July 29 from 4pm-8pm. Educators can enjoy teacher-exclusive promotions and discounts at retail spaces, including Blondie’s Cookies, Books-A-Million, Dunham’s, Makers Mart, and more! Refreshments and giveaways will also be provided.

Children will also have the opportunity to celebrate going back to school through the KidX Club® Back to School Party on Saturday, July 31 from 2pm-4pm. The event will feature hands-on activities, including games, school supply giveaways while supplies last, Kokomo Jackrabbits ticket giveaways, a DJ, and more!

To help local students and educators prepare for the upcoming year, Markland Mall is hosting a Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive now through August 1. Guests are encouraged to drop off a variety of school supply items at the town center to benefit Kokomo School Corporation.

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

Markland Mall 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.

For more information about Markland Mall and the back to school event lineup, follow Markland Mall on Facebook and Instagram.

About Markland Mall

Markland Mall is Kokomo’s premier shopping destination. The town center is home to more than 40 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. Markland Mall is open seven days a week; Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday noon – 6 p.m. For more information, please call (765) 454-6940 or visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @MarklandMall and Instagram @MarklandMall.