Decorated trees, wreaths needed for L.I.F.E. Christmas Fantasia

BEDFORD – The last day to register to donate a decorated Christmas tree, wreath or other auction items to the Lawrence InterFaith Endeavor Christmas Fantasia is Friday, November 19th.

In 2019, a tree titled “Elfish Christmas” fetched a whopping $2,500 and was decorated by Anna East, Yolanda Roe, and Pat Sluder. Can your creative tree take the top honor?

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From left to right Anna East, Yolanda Roe, Pat Sluder

The tree decorated with elves had branches filled with more than $400 in gift certificates from area businesses. Underneath the tree, wrapped gift boxes that contained items for people of all ages provided from Bedford Big Lots and other items including baked goods from Bob Evans, a crockpot, and more.

You can help by raising much-needed funds by donating a decorated tree or other items. Applications to donate an item can be found online at

LIFE is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that was started in 1987.  It is a cooperative ministry supported by more than 40 churches throughout Lawrence County.  LIFE provides emergency food assistance every 30 days and emergency rent or mortgage/utility assistance. In addition, L.I.F.E. sponsors “Life Blessings” in which each student is given a bag of nutritional food on Fridays to take home to help with food insecurity. The pantry delivers more than 12,000 items each month to families in need.

The auction will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 10 a.m. at a new location this year – the Lawrence County Fairgrounds expo center. Doors will open at 9 a.m.