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Ashland Town Center Welcomes Tri-State Community Back to School

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

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, Ashland Town Center 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 Tri-State community for this coming school year,” said Vicki Ramey, General Manager at Ashland Town Center.  “This school year will be especially memorable as many students return to in-person learning, and at Ashland Town Center, 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, Ashland Town Center will show them some love through Teacher Appreciation Night on August 17 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Educators can enjoy giveaways and snacks which will be available while supplies last. Teacher Appreciation Night will take place in the JCPenney Court.

Children will also have the opportunity to celebrate going back to school through the KidX Club® Back to School Party on August 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature hands-on activities, including games, craft stations, and more. The Back to School Party will take place in the JCPenney Court.

To help local students and educators prepare for the upcoming year, Ashland Town Center will host a School Supply Drive from July 21 through August 3 near the Food Court.  Guests are encouraged to drop off a variety of school supply items at the town center to benefit the school districts within the community. All school supplies will be donated to the Ashland Alliance and used for the Backpack Program they facilitate along with the local schools. 

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

Ashland Town Center 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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About Ashland Town Center

Ashland Town Center is the premier retail destination serving three states. The town center is home to more than 70 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. Ashland Town Center is open seven days a week; Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday noon – 6 p.m. For more information, please call (606) 324-1100 or visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @ShopAshland and Instagram @AshlandTownCenter.