February 21, 2018

Trivia night to benefit scholarship fund

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Au GRES — Arenac County students will benefit from monies raised during a night of trivia at the Au Gres Knights of Columbus Hall Feb. 17.

The event is hosted by the Arenac County Funds Committee and generates money for the ACF’s scholarship fund. Joni King of the Bay Area Community Foundation, under which the ACF operates, said students must be high school seniors with at least a 2.0 grade point average to qualify for ACF scholarships.

“Since 2009, they’ve awarded more than $71,500 to 123 high school seniors,” King said, adding last year 13 scholarships were distributed.

“The scholarship can vary,” she said. “Some are $500. Some are $1,000 and some can be $1,500, depending on the committee’s decision.”

The cost to participate in trivia night is $160 per team with up to eight members or $20 per person. There are 20 trivia categories with five questions per category. Answers are collected and scored after each round.

“It allows you to support a need in the community, as well as have fun,” King said. “Of course there are prizes and we provide snacks.”

Trivia night will begin 30 minutes earlier this year, King said, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and trivia starting at 6:30 p.m. In previous years the doors opened at 6:30 p.m. and trivia started at 7 p.m., she said.

“They think that most people come early anyway, so the extra half-hour is hopefully going to get them out earlier,” she said.

Participants can bring their own alcoholic drinks to the event. For more information, call King at 989-893-4438, Ronda Switek at 989-846-5205 or Dale Wiess at 989-903-5272.

The Au Gres K of C Hall is located at 263 S. Main St.

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