Sixteen teams competed in Perry County Community Foundation’s Sixth Annual Trivia Night that took place Saturday, January 30 at the Schergens Center. The annual fundraiser allows trivia teams to compete for a chance to grant back to their favorite charities.
The proceeds of Trivia Night go into the Friends of Perry County Fund, which grants back to community causes and organizations, explained Foundation Director Renate Warner. ”So all participants can be pleased they help make a difference! Also, the winning teams get the satisfaction of donating a grant to the charity of their choice.”
The first place team, the Marksmen, took top honors. The winner is given the opportunity to name the charity of their choice to receive a $500 grant. They awarded their $500 back to the Friends of Perry County Fund, a grant held through the Foundation that grants back to Perry County organizations.
Second place was the News Hounds, who awarded their $300 grant to United Way of Perry County. Third Place was Book Smartz, who donated their $100 to the Perry County Library Gift Fund. The Best Spirit Award went to EverBody’s Team #2, who donated their $100 grant to the Perry County Animal Shelter.
Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment GIFT VI program, proceeds from the night will be matched dollar for dollar. Warner indicated that means there will be even more money that will be donated to community organizations.
The Friends of Perry County Fund is one of the 100 funds the Foundation administers. Funds are flexible and can accommodate numerous ways of donating to charities and causes.
Trivia Night activities included dinner, drinks, snacks, dessert, and of course the game. Reservations were taken in advance for spectators and teams alike. Each team had up to eight players who dressed in costume and creatively decorated their team table.
Other teams participating included ATTC, the Bright Lights, EverBody’s Team #1, the Gardeners, German American Bank, Jarboe Computer Works, Lincoln Scenic Way, Looney Toons, Purdue Extension, SIRS, Team Alvey, and Universally Challenged.
Area companies also sponsored the event. Titanium sponsors were C&S Incorporated and Waupaca Foundry. Gold sponsor was Perry County Memorial Hospital and silver sponsors included Domtar, Mulzer Crushed Stone and WAMCO LLC.
Prizes were given to all participants, and the Trivial Pursuit Card Game was given as an encouragement award to the last place team. EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center, Tell City Bowling Center and Papa John’s Pizza donated gift certificates to participants on the first, second and third place teams.
A silent auction was also possible with donated items from businesses and individuals: Jim and Sharla Adams, Branchville Correctional Facility, the Post, Sarah Chinn-Longaberger, Celebrations, Roland’s, Eagles Wings Zipline, Carriage Inn, William Tell Antiques, Cinderella’s, Skinsations, Dale and Jan Sprinkle, Domestic Goddess, Dan Hayden and Jane Efinger-Hayden, Gatherings, Logos, the Pacers, Creation Museum, Cardinals, Subway, Alan Jackson, Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit, Edward Jones-Jon Scheer, Hoosier Heights Country Club, Joe Malone, Flowers by Les’a, the Colts, New Directions, Mesker Park Zoo.
Snacks were sponsored by Los Amigos. R&A Sports donated the medals for the winning teams.
Perry County Advisory Board Members coordinated the event under the direction of a committee who included Gregg Jarboe, Lucy Alvey, Tracey Coyle and Jan Sprinkle.
Jim Adams donated his time as he served as the emcee for the event.
To find out more information about giving back to your community by utilizing the Community Foundation, you may call 812.547.3176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.