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Fantasia Raises More Than $28,900 For L.I.F.E. Food Pantry
Updated December 7, 2015 8:03 AM | Filed under: Event
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(BEDFORD) - The 23rd annual L.I.F.E. Fantasia auction raised more than $28,900 for the L.I.F.E. Food Pantry with more than 250 people attending the event.

The top selling item this year was not a Christmas tree, but a limestone benchmade in memory for a longtime Fantasia and L.I.F.E. supporter Gary Evans, president and co-owner of Architectural Stone. Evans passed away from cancer in June. The bench which had the state of Indiana carved on the top and included a large planter with a small live pine tree planted in it. The bench sold for $1,100 with the planter fetching $900.

The auction is L.I.F.E.'s only fundraiser. Other items that sold from $1,000 were a revolving tree by Williams Realtors and an 8-foot tree trimmed in red and gold decorated by Parkview Intermediate Student Council.

Fantasia winners include:

Adult trees

  1. Wonderful Red & Gold by Jay Spires
  2. Primitive Country by Jay Spires
  3. Traditional Tree by Lineal Contracting, Ryan and Julie Sullivan

People's choice: Home Sweet Home by Williams Realtors

Youth trees

  1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Mrs. Sanders third-grade at Parkview Intermediate
  2. Write Christmas by BNL Student Council and Beta Club
  3. One Tree, Two TreeSt. Vincent Third Grade Do Tree by St. Vincent School third-grade

People's Choice All That Glitters is Gold by Parkview Intermediate Student Council


  1. Holiday Trimmings by Jerry Spires
  2. Handmade miniature log cabin by Phillips Woodshop, Dennis and Amy Phillips
  3. Illumination by Liz McKenzie

People's choice: Handmade log cabin by Phillips Woodshop


  1. Snowfolk Welcome by Scott Callahan Attorney at Law
  2. Coca-Cola wreath by Chase Bank, Patty Young and Melanie Rainey
  3. Lighted wreath by Bailey's Flowers

People's choice: Ice Ice Baby by TS Lawn Care


  1. Coffee at the Center by Laura Henley
  2. North Woods Wonder by St. John's Episcopal Church
  3. Mo, Curley and Larry by Michelle Kern

People's Choice: JOY by Michelle Kern

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