College of the Ozarks to host Honor America event this Sunday, June 24


College of the Ozarks
Media Contact: Valorie Coleman, Public Relations Director
Office: (417) 690-2212 Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: [email protected]

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host its 28th annual Honor America Celebration on the College campus this Sunday, June 24, 2018.

The public is invited to attend this free event and may bring blankets and lawn chairs for a picnic on the grounds. The fireworks display will take place at sunset.

“Every year we look forward to Honor America,” said Bryan Cizek, director of patriotic activities. “It is the College’s privilege to host events like this, where families from the local community can join us in celebrating this great nation.”

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 a 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 will include the music of Dawson Hollow, The Hunt Family Band, and the unique harmonies of AYO Voices of Glory.

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 private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. 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 No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.