College of the Ozarks invites the public to attend the 22nd annual Honor America on Sunday, June 26. The event will begin with a picnic at 4:30 p.m. where attendees can purchase barbecue items, followed by a musical entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. and a patriotic program and concert at 8 p.m.
“Honor America has become a tradition that people of all ages can enjoy, “said Elizabeth Andrews, College of the Ozarks public relations director. “ Kids can play with tinker toys, make bubbles and much more, while parents and grandparents can enjoy great music, barbecue and relax. Folks who attend will experience an atmosphere reminiscent of an old-fashioned patriotic celebration.”
This year’s event will host a new slate of entertainers. Before the sky lights up with fireworks, the cast from Red, Hot… and Blue! will perform American classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s. The Petersen Family Band of Branson will entertain attendees with bluegrass and southern gospel music.
“Patriotism is a main focus at College of the Ozarks, and Honor America is a great way to celebrate that,” said Andrews. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off the Fourth of July holiday than by coming to the College’s beautiful campus to listen to music that encompasses the American spirit and to pay tribute to our nation. So, please join us as we honor America.”
After dark, an elaborate fireworks display will conclude the event. Honor America is free and is open to the public, but do not forget your lawn chairs. Please do not bring alcohol or tobacco products, fireworks or pets onto campus.