Strong attendance adds to “Making the Future Bright” at Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s Annual Christmas Fantasy

31st Annual Christmas Fantasy held November 11-14 ... The Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 31st Annual Christmas Fantasy made a huge return back to a full event after three years, hosting nearly 50 decorated full-size Christmas trees at the event held November 11-14. These trees, pictured at left above, were all decorated by local individuals, businesses, organizations and classes, and each had a local person or business sponsoring them as well. A near record of 114 silent auction items, like the ones pictured in the photo at right above, were donated to this year’s Christmas Fantasy. The Foundation expresses its appreciation to the hundreds of people who decorated or contributed in some way to make this community event so successful. Submitted photo.

The 2022 Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s Christmas Fantasy made a big return last weekend after three years with large numbers of Christmas trees and silent auction items on display. The event was held last weekend, November 11-14 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion, and was a huge success thanks to all of the overwhelming community involvement.

A near record number of auction items were donated to this year’s Fantasy by area businesses and individuals. The 114 auction items were displayed and auctioned on a silent auction bid to the highest bidder Monday night at 7 p.m.

Trees on display during this 31st annual Foundation Fantasy highlighted nearly 50 full-size Christmas Trees decorated by individuals, businesses and many groups from around the area.  Many individuals worked, served, and donated to this community celebration.

The event was planned and sponsored by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation including Rose Beardmore, Sue Blagsvedt, Mitch Duncklee, Patty Goltz, Kevin Hanson, Judy Herman, Jane Kallevang, Ardie Kuhse, Craig Lensing, Jay Mathis, Nona Sawyer, Nancy Schoh, Kim Sylvester, Matt Teslow and Kay Zimmerman, assisted by Karen and Bob Swenson, Julie Thompson, Vicky Bloxham and Pat Pettingill.