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Bidders At LIFE Fantasia Raise $20,000
Updated May 5, 2013 1:10 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Bidders gave LIFE Fantasia a fitting birthday present Saturday of $20,000.

LIFE celebrated its 20th birthday Saturday

Lawrence InterFaith Endeavor Director of Community Outreach Donnie Hall says it is the biggest year yet for LIFE.

The top-selling tree was decorated and donated by Bedford Federal Savings Bank. Winning bidders were Brian and Crystal Beeson, who paid $875 for the tree.

About 80 Christmas items were auctioned off for LIFE, which uses the money to purchase food for its pantry and assist the needy with rent and utilities.

From mini trees and centerpieces to a few trees towering 9-foot, buyers founds lots to choose from.

Most trees sold for between $100 and $400. Wreaths and centerpieces sold for an average of $150. Ornaments brought around $20, with a few selling for as much as $50.
Many of those ornaments were made by art students at Mitchell High School and Bedford North Lawrence. The MHS ornaments raised $1,600 for LIFE.

Fantasia results:

Adult trees

First place: "White Wonder" by Jay Spires

Second place: "Country Snowman" by Michelle Kern

Third place: "Hotel Majesty" by Jay Spires

People's choice: "White Wonder"

Youth trees

First place: "Old fashioned Christmas" by Titan Sexton and Jack Anderson

Second place: "Let it Snow" Lawrence County Christian Home Educators students

Third place: "She Sells Sea Shells" First Presbyterian Church youth

Centerpieces

First: "Country Snowman" by Bailey Flowers

Second: "Nativity Scene" by Michelle Kern

Third: "Nativity" by Englewood Baptist Church

People's Choice: Nativity by Englewood Baptist Church

Wreaths

First: "Ring of Rounds" by St. John's Episcopal Church

Second: Chase Bank

Third: "Peace, Bells and " Anonymous

People's Choice: Chase Bank

Specialty items

First: Santa's bench by Jerry Spires

Second: Glass ornaments by Justin Kern

Third: "Countdown to Christmas" by Limestone Girls Club

Mini tree winners: First: Aaron Westfall's third grade at Heltonville

Second: Mrs. Stewart's second grade at Hatfield Elementary



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