Discover Our Good Nature

Minden - St Jude 5K, Silent Auction & Chili Cookoff

Dates: 02 – 05 Feb, 2017

Celebrating 40 years!
All events take place at Minden Civic Center and in the downtown historic district.  

Last year’s event raised an amazing $1,441,559

The City of Minden, Louisiana and surrounding communities contribute
more money per capita to St. Jude than any other city in the United States.

Be a part of the Minden St. Jude Auction/Raffle on KASO AM/KBEF FM and Suddenlink Cable.

Run for St. Jude - 5K, 10K and 1/2 Marathon - for online registration.  

The 25th Annual St. Jude Chili Cook-Off is right around the corner and cooks from across the nation are making plans to attend! To register and get more information

Silent Auction - This community’s amazing support will be evident again when the Minden 40th Annual St. Jude Auction begins. This year’s event will be held Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5. Hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers and donors will return to the Minden Civic Center for a weekend of food, chili-cook-offs, entertainment, blood-drives, and of course fundraising for this important cause. This event which began as a one-day radio auction selling jams and cakes has evolved into a four-day televised festival which ends with the drawing for the Grand Prize choice between a 2017 GMC Yukon Denali or $50,000 Cash (less tax withheld)!