Baton Rouge held its annual media auction on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Juban’s Restaurant. The auction’s ongoing theme “Marketing Madness – Ghastly Good Deals on Media, Services and Other Goodies” was in full swing with committee and board members in costume. Over 30 local media buyers and business owners were present to bid on more than 80 donated marketing items. Almost $30,000 was raised for AAF-BR to fund its scholarships, programs, workshops and public service activities.

In keeping with the theme, the room was filled with spooky Halloween décor and professionals enjoying delectable food and spirits provided by Juban’s. 13th Gate actor Drew Cothern served as auctioneer in full costume. The event was chaired by Mandy Porta with the assistance of Saundra Lane, Kelley Criscoe, Leslie Cole, Becky Sadler, Marielle Howard , Jade Th’ng, Connie McLeod, Erin Knight, Cathy Katsorchis and students. The committee thanks all donors and bidders that helped to make this annual event another huge success.