The tree, wreath and holiday decor auction at the 34th annual Christmas Tree Fantasy Thursday night brought in about $16,000, according to event chair Jana Rupe.
One Christmas tree donated by Milestone/E.M. Tanner sold for $1,200 while another tree, decorated in the memory of Gene 'Fatboy' Taylor, was purchased, donated back to the auction, and then sold again.
Rupe said she is pleased with the outcome of this year's auction, considering there were fewer trees donated to the event this year.
"We are always happy with what we get," Rupe said. "Blackfoot is a very generous community."
Following an hour-long presentation on Friday, District Judge David Nye took the case of Joyce Bingham vs. Blackfoot School District 55 under advisement.
Bingham brought suit against the school district because they refused to explain a large payment which she found when she examined its budget.
"As I looked on the website at the district's published budget, I noticed the first listed expense in July was $105,428 for a contracted service," said Bingham. "Checking back to January, any other contracted services were usually paid on payday which is around the 20th of each month.