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More Than $35,800 Raised At 24th Annual L.I.F.E. Fantasia

Last updated on Sunday, December 4, 2016

(BEDFORD) - More than $35,800 was raised at the 24th annual L.I.F.E. Fantasia Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County.

It was a record amount raised for L.I.F.E., a nonprofit food pantry and assistance agency.

The top-selling was a travel-themed tree donated by Williams Realtors. It sold for $2,050.

Two other Christmas trees which sold for $2,000 each. One of those trees was a tall, flocked tree trimmed in gold, brown and white ornaments and decorated and donated by Parkview Intermediate School Student Council. It was the third year Parkview has decorated a tree for Fantasia.

A Star Wars-themed tree covered in collectible items sold for $1,000. A grapevine tree decorated by Michelle Kern sold for $1,300. Sandy Collins, the manager of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Thrift Store. She says all the items on the tree were donated collected at the Thrift Store.

A total of 109 items were in the auction, all crafted and donated by members of the community.

Fantasia winners - Judges selected the top three items in five categories:

Adult tree

1. Williams Realtors (People's choice winner)
2. McMillen Maintenance
3. St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

Youth tree

1. Parkview Intermediate School Student Council (People's choice)
2. Landmark Missionary Baptist Youth
3. Shawswick Middle School Student Council


1. Marlene Allen
2. Chase Bank (People's choice)
3. David Fields


1. Kevin and Wendi Mullis
2. Englewood Baptist Church
3. Donna Bough


1. Michelle and Justin Kern
2. St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
3. Michelle and Justin Kern

People's Choice

Michelle and Shelby Kern

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