October Refresher!

Saturday, October 15th, Coca-Cola celebrated its 125th Birthday! Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company opened its doors and invited customers, friends, and Coke enthusiasts alike to come and celebrate as it commemorated 125 amazing years of refreshing the world with the delicious taste of Coca-Cola! The open house included plant tours, awesome giveaways with great prizes, and FREE refreshing Coke products to sample, including the NEW Dr Pepper TEN! It was a great turnout drawing nearly 1,500 guests! While waiting in line, OCCDP Chairman and CEO, Edwin Rice kept the crowd entertained with interesting Coca-Cola history! During the tour, each person was treated to a cold Coca-Cola fresh off the line as it was being bottled. Check out the photos from this event on our Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/ozarkscokedp

Throughout the month of October, Ozarks Coke also spent time focusing on fundraisers to benefit the United Way, such as a cookout and offering a casual Friday every week. With the help of these fundraisers and the pledges that came in from employees and the company itself, we were able to raise a total of $21,649 for the United Way! Ozarks Coca-Cola strives to help make a difference for those living in the Ozarks!

High Point Elementary’s 4th grade class in Nixa received a special visit from a couple Ozarks Coke employees during their creative writing class. They were assigned to give a persuasive speech about promoting a new product, which happened to be the NEW Dr Pepper TEN! Five groups of 3-4 students created a billboard promoting Dr Pepper 10 and gave a persuasive speech along with it. Some groups went a step further and even came up with jingles for their presentations, including a rap jingle!  Coke representatives critiqued the presentations and gave positive feedback to each group. The creative class was rewarded with Coke water bottles, Coke wristbands, and of course, samples of Dr Pepper TEN for everyone! The billboard pictures that the children created were given to Ozarks as a keepsake and will be displayed in our break room!