Trivia causes the brain to 'think'
It was excitement of answering questions correctly or incorrectly that made the Annual Boonville Rotary Trivia Night a success. Willing and paying individuals tested their knowledge in a new game in addition to trivia, now in its second year known as dead or alive, where individuals tested their knowledge of people of the world. Trivia Night was held at the Flamingo Bay Ballroom at Isle of Capri Casino.
Trivia was the main focus for the 21 teams who participated. Teams comprised of at most 10 people setting at round tables. Among the businesses who formed a team included the Isle of Capri Casino, Missouri Life Magazine, Central Missouri Community Action, Unlimited Opportunities and many others. The eight rounds of trivia focused on subjects like sports, movie quotes and a little history.
The Master of Ceremonies was Rotarian Alan Waldo, who introduced each round and timed everyone with 10 minutes to answer the questions.
Throughout the evening refreshments were served.
A silent auction was held featuring hand made items, a 32-inch television and multiple small items. The auction garnered around $2,750.
Rotarian Danita Wood said the evening was a lot of fun.
"All the categories and questions always spark a lot of conservation," Wood said.
Woods' husband, Greg Wood, was one of the individuals who won a round of 'Dead or Alive'.
"We appreciated the community involvement in this event, which we plan to make an every year occurrence," Waldo said.
Wood said this year, more money was raised this year than before.The complete talley came out to over $9,200. The money will be used to help fund local students going to Girls and Boys State, Boonslick Heartland YMCA, the local food bank and the Friends of Historic Boonville.