College Place Concert Benefits Cookie's Retreat

The Ladies’ Praise women’s sextet from the College Place Village Church performed a benefit concert on April 19 for the Cookie’s Retreat Center Northwest. The audience responded with a substantial offering. Karen Margart, a member of the group, shared her personal story of surviving domestic violence.

Cookie’s has made the move from the Spokane area to the Walla Walla Valley. Kim Bryan, former executive director, passed the baton on to Patty Knittel as Bryan and her husband took a call to Salem, Ore. Bryan dedicated the past six years to running Cookie’s, and more than 200 women and children benefited during that time.

An offer on a home is being studied at this time, and the hope is to re-open Cookie’s in June. The crisis line has continued to be open for those in need. The number is (866) 625-6333.

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