Annual St. Jude Auction – The Greatest Show on Earth

By Bonnie Culverhouse

The Greatest Show on Earth is arguably the Minden St. Jude Auction, and workers are already involved in making this year’s event even more memorable for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Laura Hollingsworth said the Minden St. Jude Auction website is up and running with shirt pre-orders and a list of items already donated.

“Our shirts are one of the most popular items each year,” Hollingsworth said. “If you want to ensure we have your size, now is the time to go to our website and fill out an order form.”

While last year’s auction was under COVID restrictions, this year the Minden Civic Center will once again be open to the public, and it’s full steam ahead.

“It was really different last year, but we still earned more than $1.6 million for the children,” Hollingsworth said. “We know we will do even better this year with things back to normal.”

The actual auction kicks off Thursday, February 10 and runs through Sunday, February 13. Check out the auction’s website and Facebook pages for schedules and a list of auction and raffle items.

The four-day event is televised and online. It culminates Sunday evening with a drawing for the grand prize: a choice between a 2022 GMC Yukon and $50,000 cash (less tax withheld).

The auction began more than four decades ago, and Minden and the surrounding communities still boast the highest contributions of any other city in America per capita.

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