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College of the Ozarks to Host Fall Open House at Student Industries
Missouri Ag Connection - 10/06/2022

College of the Ozarks will host the Fall Open House to showcase student-made products on Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Guests who visit the Fall Open House will be able to take advantage of special promotions, shop fall merchandise, taste samples of recipes using student-made products, and take in an extraordinary day at Hard Work U.

Those attending will be entered into a drawing for a prize worth $100. It will be comprised of various items, many of which are for sale at the event. The College will showcase limited-time seasonal products, such as Pumpkin Butter and Pumpkin Roll Jarred Cakes.

The Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen will be open to the public, as well as the Stained Glass and Candle Shop, the Ralph Foster Museum, and the Edwards Mill and General Store. At each of these locations, onlookers will be able to observe as students make products and provide live demonstrations.

At the Edwards Mill, students will be milling stoneground products and handweaving baskets. At the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen, students will be baking the renown fruitcakes and demonstrating the creation of the College's many fruit spreads, including the iconic apple butter. The Ralph Foster Museum will be open to the public for people to see the history of College of the Ozarks through a unique display containing many artifacts.

"We are excited for this year's Student-Made Fall Open House," said Kiley Hutcheson, director of retail operations. "Fall warms people's hearts, and we are excited to showcase what we are offering this fall."

Quality products are always available for purchase online at

During a visit to the Open House, the public may attend the fall play, a free patriotic play performed by students. A Flight to Faith: The Story of a Vietnam P.O.W. will be performed in the Royal Oak Forum at The Keeter Center at 3 p.m. Oct. 15. The play is open on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For groups of 15 or more, call (417) 690-2120.

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