Ozarka College Amphitheatre Fundraiser Winners Announced

Mtn. View – The Ozarka College Foundation Board of Directors in Mountain View recently hosted a fundraiser by selling chances for two donated gift packages. The monies raised were earmarked for the amphitheatre project which is underway at Ozarka College – Mountain View.  

Winners of the gift baskets were Ozarka College student, Kevin Trammell, who won the “Experience Mountain View” a weekend retreat gift package.  Stone County Health nurse, Cindy Branscum won the “A Taste of Mountain View” gift basket.  

The “Experience Mountain View” package included: a two-night stay at Pine Wood Cabins, dinner for two and a full day boat rental from Angler’s White River Resort, lunch for two at Wood’s Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, season passes for Pamela G. and Jackie B. Music Show, and The Leatherwood’s Music Show at Brickshy’s Backstreet Music Theater. 

“A Taste of Mountain View” basket had many donated items including: a Leon Jennings handcrafted white oak basket, music CDs from The Leatherwood’s Live, Pamela G. Setser, At Last, and Finger Picking Good Mountain Dulcimer with Jean Jennings and Pam Setser, two handcrafted stoneware mugs by David and Becky Dahlstedt, Mrs. Santa Cornshuck Doll by Paula Lane, a stuffed bear by Grandma’s Creations, hickory Zorro top by Sherman Anderson, two handcrafted pure beeswax candles by The Bee Maker, handcrafted crystal necklace and earring set by Widmer Jewelry, hand-forged iron leaf hook by David Elms, turkey wing wisk broom by Shawn Hoefer, Swiss mocha cappuccino mix, Yoder’s exclusive natural peanut butter, apple butter and other homemade edibles, handmade scarves, Taste of the Mountains: A Cook Book and So Much More, and the season passes for Pamela G. and Jackie B. music show and The Leatherwood’s at Brickshy’s Backstreet Music Theater. 

Both winners have ties to Ozarka College. Trammell is an Ozarka student who lives in Clinton and commutes to the Mountain View site. He is completing pre-requisites to apply to a physical therapy training program to become a physical therapy assistant. He says, “Ozarka staff and faculty have been very helpful and nice throughout my entire experience here.”  

Branscum is the mother of a current Ozarka student and Ozarka College alumni, Kasie (Branscum) Cox who received an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, went on to complete a bachelor degree in elementary education from Arkansas Tech University, and now teaches at Calico Rock Elementary. Cindy was surprised to learn that she was the winner of the gift basket and was extremely proud to be able to support Ozarka College and its expansion project. 

The Ozarka Foundation Board is an approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations made to the Foundation are tax-deductible. For more information about supporting this project or other projects through the Ozarka College Foundation, please contact Ozarka in Mountain View at 870-269-5600 or contact the Development Office at the main campus in Melbourne at 870-368-7371.  

(Above) left to right: Ozarka Mountain View Director of Operations, Gin Brown; Ozarka Foundation Board member, Jane Shipman; basket winner, Cindy Branscum; and Ozarka Foundation Board member, Pam Setser.

MV basket trammel- from left to right; Ozarka Foundation Board member, Jane Shipman; package winner, Kevin Trammell; and Ozarka Foundation Board member, Pam Setser.