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Quilt Auction Raises $17,875

(LE MARS)--Bidders at the Life Skills Foundation Quilt Auction  bought quilts, wall hanging and afghans to raise nearly 18-thousand dollars Saturday in Le Mars.

The auction total was 17-thousand 875 dollars with bids from individuals, families and businesses. The 14th Annual Life Skills Charity Quilt auction topped last year's record breaking total of 14-thousand 695 dollars by more than three-thousand dollars.

The top bid was 19-hundred dollars. The Dennis Kessenich family bought the Snake River Log Cabin patterned quilt pieced from more than 44-hundred patches by Virginia Freyermuth. Kessenich's family and Freyermuth donated the queen-size quilt for the auction. The gift for the auction was in his honor. He receives services at Life Skills.

Auctioneers from Brock Auction Company and Stabe Auction took bids for 79 quilts and afghans donated by groups, individuals and churches.

The auction opened with a "Thank You" to those who donated items for the auction and for those who'd make the purchases.  Performers were 4-Her's as well as individuals who receive Life Skills Services.

All proceeds from the auction benefit the programs and services of Life Skills Training Center. The Center assists individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence and inclusion in their communities.

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