Preserving, promoting and enhancing Louisiana’s diverse marine life and coastal ecosystem took center stage at the Monroe Civic Center March 13, as the Monroe Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association held its annual live banquet and live auction. Following dinner, a live auction was held to raise money in support of CCA’s core mission.
Among the items auctioned were wildlife prints and sculptures, fresh- and saltwater fishing trips, and sporting equipment for catching everything from crappie to marlin. Also, bidders vied for one of several coveted international hunting and fishing trips, with destinations ranging from Argentina to Africa.
CCA’s Mitchell Nerren served as event chair with assistance from current CCA president Jason Ewing. Event sponsors included Faulk & Foster Realty, Hixson Autoplex, Academy Sports, Coca-Cola Bottling and Marsala Beverage.