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Our mission is to provide a safe place for victims of domestic violence to escape the abuse and make positive change in a supportive atmosphere



Founded in 1985 in West Plains, MO by Peg Shaw

Has had the primary shelter since 2004

Currently Has two outreach offices and two resale shops.

Currently serving 8 counties: Carter, Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright

Victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life - all cultures, all income groups, all ages, all religions, all genders. They share the feeling of helplessness, isolation, guilt, fear, and shame.

Christos House, Inc.

Christo House 16th Annual Chocolate Festival

Thank you all for coming! See you all next year!

Christos House, Incorporated raised just under $4,800.00 on 2.9.19 at our 2019 Chocolate Festival.

We send a big thank you to:

Terry Danahy of Danahy Auction Services for helping us again this year as he auctioned over 40 items which raised monies to serve victims of abuse in our communities.

First United Methodist Church in West Plains for the use of their building.

The volunteers from Crossway Fellowship Church for their time and effort again this year.

Our volunteer judges:
Sarah Conger (Crossway Fellowship), James and Kim Crawford (Eleven Point Volunteer Fire Department), Jareld Wallut (Legal Services of Southern Missouri), Ed Button (ORN), Michael Gallamore, and Dean Proffitt

And, last but certainly not least, we are grateful to everyone who participated by submitting entries and all who joined us bidding on the delicious treats to help make a difference in others lives!

Your efforts are appreciated more than you can ever know!

Our contest winners by division and category are:

Professional Division
Category Cakes:
3rd Place - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake - Creative Cakes 2
2nd Place - German Chocolate Cake - Amanda Williams
1st Place - Chocolate Cake - The Ozarks Grill

Category Candies:
2nd Place - White Chocolate Hibiscus Strawberry - The Ozarks Grill
1st Place - Turtled Turtles - Sole Cafe
Category Beverages:
1st Place - Chocolate Soda - Head Brewer Amy Fischer of Wages Brewing Company

Category Cookies/Brownies:
2nd Place - Chocolate Addiction Mini Gourmet Cupcakes - Creative Cakes 2
1st Place - Chocolate Chip Brownies - Amanda Williams

Ages 13 and under Division
Category Cakes:
3rd Place - Chocolate Cake w/Vanilla Buttercream Frosting - Penelope Autry
2nd Place - Amazing Chocolate Cake - Elijah Zeh
1st Place - Triple Chocolate Coffee Cake - Jenna Hart

Category Candies:
1st Place - Rum-Infused Melting Nama Chocolate - Reilly Joliff

Category Beverages: No entries

Category Cookies/Brownies:
3rd Place - Turtle Cookies - Libby Hart 2nd Place - Chewy Mocha Brownie Cookie - Everett Trammell
1st Place - Oreo Delight - Elizabeth w/ The Boys and Girls Club
Category Pies/Puddings/Etc.
1st Place - Fudge Pie - Grant Hart

Ages 14 - 24 Division
Category Cakes:

1st Place - Chocolat Fromage - Alexis Rodman

Category Cookies/Brownies:
3rd Place - Brina's No Bakes - Sabrina Ogden
2nd Place - Double Chocolate Chip Cookies - Katey Seiber
1st Place - Chunky Monkey Brownie - Lilly Autry

Ages 25 and older Division

Category Cakes:
3rd Place - Chocolate Fantasy - Cheri Carda
2nd Place - Ptichy Moloka - Georgia Ellison
1st Place - Peanut Butter Cup Overload - Sandy Autry

Category Candies:
2nd Place - Toffee - Terry Hampton
1st Place - Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Tarts - Ariana Atkins
Category Cookies/Brownies:
3rd Place - Dark Chocolate Crunch Cookies – Susan Smith
2nd Place - Chocolate Chip Cookies - Mary Esther Rost
1st Place - Heavenly Hash Brownies - Julie Hart
Category Pies/Puddings/Etc.
3rd Place - Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart w/Salted Carmel Sauce - Terry Hampton
2nd Place - Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie - Susan Smith
1st Place - Isle Flottones - Jeffrey Holland

Grand Prize Winner: Sandy Autry - Peanut Butter Cup Overload

We had two People's Choice Awards: The Ozarks Grill - Chocolate Cake

and Alexis Rodman - Chocolat Fromage























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