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The Buzz on Trivia Night!

What do the pyramids, the Green Bay Packers, One Direction, and Donald Trump all have in common? They are all apart of The Kettle Moraine Trivia Night!

Trivia Night began in 2011, ran by the Kettle Moraine Education Foundation. It was started in order to raise money for Kettle Moraine programs by holding a fun event for parents, community members and high school students. For the past 5 years, there have been 500 trivia attendees each year, ready to show their skills and learn something new. This year’s Trivia Night was organized by Mike Fink, Ann Stuckey and Melinda Mueller. “We had tremendous support from a volunteer committee of high school athletic parents,” says Mueller.

Trivia Night is a night filled with snacks, raffles, a silent auction, and of course a wide array of trivia questions. Tables of eight people compete in trivia, and  there are eight rounds with eight questions each. Categories of trivia questions range from pop culture, history, music, sports, and the list goes on. Each tables answers questions, and then judges review answers to determine how many questions they got correct. Then, scores are displayed on a large screen for all to see. There is one winning table who get a small prize at the end of the evening. Some tables come to the event with a theme and even wear costumes. There is also a prize for the best table with costumes. This year, it went to a table who were dressed as the Secret Service, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. “I had a lot of fun and if I ever have the opportunity, I would definitely go again. It was a great team-building experience and really challenged my trivia skills!” says trivia goer Emily Giombi.

This year Trivia Night raised a grand total of $21,000 from event sponsors, table registration fees, proceeds from the raffle, a silent auction, and food sales. This years earnings will benefit the upgrade of the weight room on the Kettle Moraine Campus.

The leaders of Trivia Night are currently hard at work planning the next Trivia Night which will most likely occur in the fall of 2017. Be sure to brush up on your trivia and come out to support the Kettle Moraine Education Foundation this fall!

 

Ali Connell

December, 2016