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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727

Date: July 21, 2014


By:  Katie Linson

Dolly Parton Costume
Costume worn by Dolly Parton on display in the Ralph Foster Museum.

The Keeter Center, in conjunction with the Ralph Foster Museum, will host the first annual Afternoon Tea Celebrating Ozarks’ History, on Saturday, July 26. Guests will gather at the Ralph Foster Museum located on the campus of College of the Ozarks for an afternoon of Ozark themed activities, teas and cuisine, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Guests will receive a complimentary ticket to the Ralph Foster Museum, have the opportunity to have a picture taken with the Beverly Hillbillies Truck and participate in an Ozarks costume contest. Old Fashioned brewed iced tea, sassafras and flavored teas will be served alongside a touch of Ozarks’ old-fashioned cuisine.

The Museum will highlight, “The importance of the Ozark Jubilee and its success of cultural tourism today,” said Ralph Foster Museum curator Jeanelle Ash. Various costumes from the Ozark Jubilee and other Ozark area performers such as, Brenda Lee, the Presley Family, Andy Williams and Dolly Parton will be part of this special exhibit.

Tickets for the tea are $30 per person; children 12 and under are $13. Reservations are required; to reserve a ticket, or for more information, visit or call 417-690-2122.


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