18th Annual Taste of the Ozarks 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks has postponed the 18th Annual Taste of the Ozarks to Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Oasis Convention Center. We hope you're ready for a BIG celebration with MORE restaurants and a special guest speaker! While you're enjoying the festivities, browse our silent auction with a live auction and inspirational program to follow. Join us and enjoy samples from the best restaurants the Ozarks has to offer and be the "key ingredient" to a child's successful future!
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Featured Speaker - Pro Football Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams

 
 WISDOM GAINED IN 14 NFL SEASONS AND A HALL OF FAME CAREER 
In 1989, New Orleans-raised Aeneas Williams was a junior walk-on defensive back at Southern University. The next year, before earning a B.S. in Accounting in 1990, Aeneas tied the NCAA Division I-AA single-season interception record. He was drafted in the third round of the 1991 draft by the Arizona Cardinals and became a St. Louis Ram in 2001.
During a remarkable 14-year NFL career - that included a Super Bowl appearance, eight Pro Bowls and four All-Pro selections - Aeneas had chances to help some of his teammates through some of life's rougher patches. These opportunities led Aeneas to the realization that unhappiness doesn't come from the things in our lives. It comes from things missing from our lives.
COMMUNITY LEADER, ROLE MODEL AND PASTOR OF THE SPIRIT CHURCH IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. 
Aeneas made his personal commitment to Jesus Christ during his junior year at Southern University and has devoted his off-field life to sharing the wisdom and understanding of the Word of God. He is a beloved St. Louis community leader and role model whose tireless service, outreach and personal counsel has changed lives. Pastor Aeneas has a love for people and a passion for helping each of us fulfill our full potential. In 2007, Aeneas and his wife of 23 years Tracy founded The Spirit Church in St. Louis, MO where he serves as senior pastor.
Aeneas, Tracy, their three daughters Saenea, Tirzah and Cheyenne and son Lazarus live in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
2014 CLASS OF THE NFL HALL OF FAME 
On August 2, 2014, Aeneas was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

You're the Key Ingredient!

All proceeds from this signature event support more than 500 local matches who benefit from services provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. To attend, sponsor a table of 10 at $2,000.  Seating is limited, please complete our sponsorship form (found on the sponsorship tab) to secure your table.  If you are interested in individual tickets, please call our office at 417-889-9136.

You've got great odds to win $20,000!

A BIG thanks to our raffle sponsor, Commerce Bank! Each year Taste of the Ozarks features a raffle to win $20,000 CASH. Only 500 tickets are sold at the amount of $100 each. Drawing has been postponed, date to be determined.  You DO NOT need to be present to win.
Please refer to the 'Raffle' tab for rules and guidelines


Purchase your raffle ticket today!