Saturday night, 28 teams of 10 paid $150 for an evening of fun and fund raising at the Rotary Club’s annual trivia night.
Matt Schneringer kept the evening moving as the teams worked their way through eight 10-minute rounds of questions on a variety of subjects. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance, what Missouri town was the first to sell pre-sliced bread in 1928, and what year did the Clydesdales make their first appearance for Anheuser Busch were just three of the questions that Ken Hirlinger and Judge Keith Bail devised to stump the participants. Hirlinger and Bail also scored the entries and named the winners.
After every two rounds of team competition, individuals had the option of playing Dead or Alive. The announcer would name a well-known figure and the competitors would decide if that person was dead or alive. The last man standing would get half of the $5 entry fee. The four winners were Kirk Klingler, Ryan Fjell, Theresa Parman, and Landon Snoddy.
A silent auction was on-going throughout the evening, as was a 50/50 raffle. Groups, businesses, and individuals donated 84 items to the auction, which was 20 items more than last year, and raised just over $4,400. The winner of the 50-50 raffle was Michael Triebsch who split $745 with the Rotary Club.
To add a little drama to the evening, there was a tie for first place between Missouri River Dolphins and State Farm. After a tie breaking round to determine the winner, the two teams chose to share the title.
Members of the Missouri River Dolphins were Alan Ball, Patrick Tray, Dean Barker, Nancy Kixmiller, Stephanie Chancellor, Mark Claypole, Jessica Claypole, Deanna Thies, Dana Rogge, and Steven Niemeyer.
State Farm team members managed to slip away unnamed and unphotographed.
The Rotary Mission is: to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The Rotary wishes to thank all those who had a part in making this year’s trivia night a success. The total proceeds for the evening was just over $9,000.