At Thursday’s meeting of the Carmi Rotary Club, President Tom Logan spoke the members about the upcoming trivia contest.
The Rotary trivia event has become the club’s biggest fundraising effort of the year, as the two contests provide much needed working funds for the club. The money raised through the trivia contests, the chili suppers, and other events allows the Carmi club to help various causes throughout the year, both in the Carmi area, and around the world through Rotary International.
This spring’s trivia night will be held on Saturday, March 12th at the American Legion in Carmi. The club tries to coordinate the trivia contest with the night the time changes – “When the time changes – it’s time for trivia!”
This year’s event will follow the same format as previous nights: There will be ten questions per round, four rounds, with each round’s questions becoming a little harder, and each round’s points going up as well.
Questions will be asked from categories such as: History, science, pop culture, sports, the Bible, food, and geography.
Teams need to be comprised of four people, and the cost per team is only forty dollars.
Prize money will be awarded as follows: $100 for first, $60 for second and $40 for third place.
The first question will be asked at six p.m. and the night usually wraps up around eight.
In club business, Helen Sexton was named the day’s phantom and Don Drone won the 50/50 raffle but did not claim the day’s cash jackpot.
The Carmi Rotary club meets every Thursday at noon at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. Anyone wishing to learn more about this worldwide civic club is more than welcome to attend a meeting or speak with any Carmi Rotarian.