The Minden St. Jude Auction gets underway today at 12:00 pm and will continue through Sunday night at the Minden Civic Center.  This annual event is not only a fundraiser, but actually loads of fun!  

You can purchase raffle tickets for loads of top shelf prizes including a brand new loaded out Chevy Silverado pick up truck or $50,000 cash! There's a Polaris Ranger Side by Sidek, golf carts, gift certificates and much more including a Duck Camp pictured below.

You'll also find auction items including everything from dinner baskets, knives, oil changes, sporting goods and much more. And all proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Research Center.

Held annually in the Minden Civic Center, the event raised more than $1,000,000 for St. Jude's last year and organizers have increased that goal for this year. The sheer increase in value to the auction and raffle items will certainly aid that goal, but when you throw in events like Saturday's "Minden St. Jude 5K/10K Walk/Run" and the Louisiana State Championship & 23rd Annual St. Jude Chili Cookoff, they're on track for another record
year. Saturday is also "Kids Day" and for a $3 donation, kids can enjoy bounce houses and face painting.

Lunches and suppers will also be available for purchase each day.

For more information including auction hours call 318-377-1100 or go to