December 20, 2014

County Fund hosting annual trivia contest in AuGres

Proceeds to go towards scholarships

By Kevin Bunch
Staff Writer | news@arenacindependent.com
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AuGRES — People interested in showing off their trivia skills while helping out Arenac County students will have an opportunity to do both Saturday, Feb. 25, during the second annual Arenac County Fund Trivia Contest.

Participants can go it alone or form teams of up to six people to compete at the event. According to Karen Tremble, co-chair of the event, proceeds of the trivia night will go towards the fund’s endowed scholarship fund. These scholarships are then given out to county students who apply for them.

“We’re encouraging people to put together a team and come out,” Tremble said. “It’s not meant just for people with lots of trivia knowledge; some questions are easy, and others are hard, so don’t be intimidated.”

Tremble said there would be prizes for first-, second- and third-place teams, as well as a joke prize for last place. She added there would also be raffle prizes given away to participants.

Arenac County Fund Chairperson Ronda Switek said many participants in last year’s trivia contest were excited about the possibility of participating again, and she hopes more teams will come out to take part.

Last year the event raised $1,000, Switek said, after all the expenses to run it were factored in. Since this year’s event is being sponsored by Arenac Bay Veterinary Services in Standish, she believes it will cut down on the expenses substantially and allow the fund to devote more money towards the scholarship fund.

“We want to continue to grow our endowment fund so we can help students out for years to come,” Switek said. “It’s another way to donate.”

Over $5,000 was awarded to 10 graduating students in both 2010 and 2011 from the endowment fund, according to Switek.

The trivia night will take place at the AuGres Knights of Columbus hall, and doors open at 6:00 p.m. for registration. The trivia night itself gets underway at 7:00 p.m. The entrance fee is $15 per person, or $75 for a team of six.

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