Kids Who Say the Pledge of Allegiance Can Earn Free Ice Cream on Select Dates in July!

Do your kids know the Pledge of Allegiance by heart? If so, they are in for a sweet treat!

Families are invited to visit Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream inside The Keeter Center on select dates in July. Children 12 and younger can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory and they will receive a complimentary scoop of ice cream, produced and served by the hard-working students at College of the Ozarks.

The Keeter Center is glad to be a part of fulfilling College of the Ozarks Patriotic Goal and supporting the nationwide I Pledge Project taking place at ice cream shops across America.

When you enjoy our homemade ice cream, you are also supporting our Hard Work U. students as they work towards their Academic and Vocational Goals.

College of the Ozarks Campus Dairy

It all starts with the fresh milk from the W. Alton Jones Dairy on the College of the Ozarks campus. Every day at 5 a.m. and 5 p.m., the student-workers at the dairy milk between 40 and 60 Holstein and Jersey cows, then pasteurize and bottle the milk.

Jenna Ogletree, an Animal Science and Pre-Vet Major from Norwood, MO, is the only student herdsman at the dairy this summer. Ogletree oversees the 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. shift on weekdays and alternate weekends. In addition to milking the cows and pasteurizing the milk, Jenna’s other responsibilities include milk testing and keeping the herd healthy with scheduled vaccinations.

When asked to share her thoughts on the I Pledge Project, Ogletree said, “I think it’s awesome to see that the younger generation is being brought up in households that value the Pledge of Allegiance and the flag. These are critical values to America’s culture and future security.

College of the Ozarks Campus Creamery

Once the fresh milk arrives at the College of the Ozarks Creamery, Shayna DeVore and other students transform it into Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream. This popular treat, available at The Keeter Center, comes in a variety of familiar and unique flavors.

DeVore, a Journalism major from Ridgedale, MO, explains that the I Pledge Project is a special time for student-workers at the Creamery. “I get to see the smiling faces of children who are taking the time to appreciate those who served out country,” says DeVore.

The fun takes place July 1, 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. It is our pleasure to share this delicious way to honor America with you and your family!



C of O Student serves homemade ice cream in a waffle cone