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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 above, were all decorated by local individuals, businesses, organizations and classes and each had a local person or business sponsoring them as well.

“Making the Future Bright” at the 31st Anniversary Christmas Fantasy 2022

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 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 on 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 around the area.  Many, 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.

Many local entertainers also performed at each event during the course of the weekend. Pictured is the Waukon High School Band directed by JoAnn Sherman, performing at the Monday luncheon.