Student-built electric car to be unveiled during third annual Community Day

Student-built electric car to be unveiled during third annual Community Day

Monday, April 23, 2012

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Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

An electric car built by the Ozarks Technical Community College Automotive and Industrial Maintenance departments, will be unveiled at the third annual Community Day event, to be held Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus.

Highlights of this year’s Community Day will include the annual car and motorcycle show, welding repairs to raise money for the March of Dimes, and the Turf and Landscape department’s spring plant sale.  Also, there will be plenty of activities for kids, including a bouncy house, face painting, portrait drawing, and papercrete flower planter making.  

The event will also include tables and booths offering demonstrations, health screenings, hands-on projects and other information. The new OTC fire engine will be on display, and robots programmed to recognize color and respond to voice commands will be operating.  There will be live demonstrations of ice carving, sign language, stained glass making, and Spanish language instruction.  Health screenings available will include blood pressure checks, hearing tests and oral hygiene exams.

Additionally, the Springfield-Greene County Mobile Library will be on site.  The Mobile Library is a state-of-the-art bookmobile that delivers books, music, movies and more to 24 neighborhoods in Springfield and Greene County each week.

For more information or to register your car or motorcycle for the show, visit www.otc.edu/communityday.