Fairfax home raises over $5,600 for fire victims, other charities with Christmas display

A Christmas light display in Fairfax raised more than $5,600 for people in need.
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 9:18 PM CST
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FAIRFAX, Iowa (KCRG) - The owners of a home with a vibrant Christmas light display said that they were able to raise thousands of dollars from visitors over the course of the season, which will help people in need locally.

Steve and Sandy Tomash have carried on the decorating tradition for 15 years. After such a tough 2020 for so many, they decided to try to raise some money with a donation box outside of their home for onlookers to support local food banks.

Their charitable target changed somewhat after a fire at an apartment building in Fairfax killed a man and displaced others right before the holidays. In the end, they were able to raise over $1,900 for the victims of that fire, over $3,200 for the Linn Community Food Bank, and around $500 for the Fairfax Food Bank.

In total, the family raised $5,686.

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