June 19, 2013
SUBJECT: THE KEETER CENTER TO REWARD CHILDREN’S PATRIOTISM WITH FREE ICE CREAM
By: Matthew Matney
The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks is inviting children to display their patriotism in exchange for a delicious, homemade treat. On July 1, 4, 11 and 18 from 3-5 p.m., children 12 and under who recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory will receive a free scoop of Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream from the College Creamery, located in The Keeter Center.
Stratton Leopold, owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah, Georgia, developed the idea as part of the “I Pledge” Project. This annual program celebrates National Ice Cream month, while positively influencing families and encouraging children’s patriotic spirit. The College Creamery is one of over 90 ice cream parlors participating in the nationwide project.
Children who complete the “I Pledge” challenge at The Keeter Center will get to select their favorite flavor from the 12 available, all of which are made fresh daily by hard-working students. Using cream from the campus dairy, Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream highlights a signature, homemade taste which is unique to the College. Highlighted flavors range from traditional favorites like fresh strawberry to more unique flavors such as “Bobcat Crunch,” which features oatmeal cookies, toasted almonds, pecans and white chocolate chips.
To view the complete list of participating ice cream parlors, visit www.ipledgeforicecream.com. For more information on the College Creamery and the “I Pledge” program, please contact The Keeter Center at (417) 690- 2146.