Trivia Night to be held Friday

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Cassville Education Fund will host Trivia Night in the Cassville High School commons area at 7 p.m. on Friday. Proceeds will benefit the Cassville Education Fund.

"It should be a lot of fun," said Mary Cupps, Cassville Education Fund chairman. "The event is designed to test knowledge and skills.

"It's a team event," said Cupps. "It offers a little competition, but it is not meant to be intimidating. It will be a good time."

Trivia Night will offer teams of eight players an opportunity to answer questions in four trivia rounds and compete in bonus point "Minute To Win It" style contests.

"The main objective of the event is to raise money for the Cassville Education Fund, which supports academic programs at Cassville Schools," said Cupps. "Everything we make during the night will go into the fund."

The Cassville Education Fund, which is administered by the Cassville Community Foundation, will distribute its second round of grants this May. Last year, the fund provided grants for first grade reading software and games for a before-school program.

"Teachers submit ideas, which are approved by their building principals," said Cupps. "In order to qualify, an idea must help the entire classroom. The fund was established to give money back to help children, and we make a lot of our decisions based on the number of kids that will be impacted."

Grant ideas can be submitted by any academic program in the Cassville primary, intermediate, middle or high school. Vocal and instrumental music, art and other elective classes are eligible for grant funds.

"We are working to build the fund, which will be in place forever," said Cupps. "As the fund grows, we will have more interest and more grant money to give each year.

"These funds are particularly helpful to the school right now due to the economy and the budget cuts that have been made," said Cupps. "There is an even greater need for this type of funding."

The Cassville Education Fund accepts donations, which are tax deductible, throughout the year. Checks should be made out to "Cassville Education Fund" and submitted at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street in Cassville.

"If everybody were to give a dollar, it would make a difference," said Cupps. "The money goes for a great cause, which is helping kids. We are hoping that we have a good night and raise a lot of money for the fund."

Several teams have already signed up for Trivia Night. Teams and players will continue to be accepted until the event begins on Friday. The entry fee is $15 per player.

Spectators are invited to attend the event to cheer on a team. Spectator admission is $5 per person. Concessions will be available during the event.

For more information or to pre-register for Trivia Night, call the chamber office at 847-2814.

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