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College of the Ozarks to host Honor America event Sunday, June 25

C of O honors America

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host its 28th annual Honor America Celebration on campus Sunday, June 25, 2017.

The public is invited to attend this free event, and guests are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Schedule of events

5:30 7:45 p.m. Festivities begin with an old-fashioned, barbeque picnic. Guests may purchase barbeque sandwich meals or items al a carte. Food service closes promptly at 7:45 p.m. for patriotic program.

5:30 7:30 p.m. Children’s activities will include face painting, balloons, and a craft area where guests can make a thank-you card for Veterans.

6 p.m. — Musical acts take the stage and feature some of the area’s best acts. Featured entertainment includes touring and recording group, The Hunt Family Band; songs from throughout the decades performed by Red, Hot… & Blue!; and the unique harmonies of AYO Voices of Glory. Alcohol, tobacco products, fireworks and pets are strictly prohibited.

8:30 p.m. — The patriotic program is a well-loved tradition and includes the Presentation of Colors. The Hard Work U. Concert Band will perform a patriotic program and provide the musical backdrop for the fireworks display that concludes the event.

For more information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a Christian, liberal arts college located on a 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The college earns numerous accolades yearly, including being named the #1 Best Value College in the Midwest for 2015 by “U.S. News & World Report.”

The Keeter Center — the College’s upscale lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked the No. 1 Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2016. It features fine dining, historic lodging, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 students employed in every facet of the operation, it is the largest work station on the College of the Ozarks campus.

To achieve its vision, College of the Ozarks pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, begun in fall 2012 for high school students, and the S. Truett Cathy Lower School, opened in fall 2014 to K-sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grades were added in fall 2015, completing the K-college model. For information, call the public relations office at (417) 690-2212 or visit www.cofo.edu. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.

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