The winning team from the Cassville Education Fund’s annual Trivia Night are pictured above. The Newsies, a collaborative team between the Barry County Advertiser and the Cassville Democrat, are pictured above, from left to right. Front row: Kara Brower, Jacob Brower, Charlea Estes and Isaac Jones. Back row: Jared Lankford, Wade Hermansen and Jim Craig.
The winner of the Dum-Dum Award was the Knowledge Bowl team, sponsored by Angel and Company and Security Abstract and Title. The Dum-Dum Award is given to the team that scores the least points during the event. The team, full of junior high students, is pictured above. From left to right, in the front row: David Oliphant and Dylan Renkoski. Second row: Jonathan Oliphant, Camron Sloan, Elizabeth Ray and Olivia Holman. Back row: Cole O’Neill and Zac Acheson.
March 15, 2017
The Cassville Education Fund awarded new trivia champs at their annual Trivia Night that benefits the local school on Friday night, March 10. This year, the event raised over $1,000 for the fund, which helps provide grants to Cassville Schools’ teachers and departments for extraneous expenses.
This year’s winning team was The Newsies, a collaborative team between the Barry County Advertiser and the Cassville Democrat newspapers. The Smarty Pants award, the award given for the most correct trivia answers only, was given to Fun Night Out, the team sponsored by the Barry County Library. The Dum-Dum Award, given to the team scoring the least number of points, was handed to Ravenclaw, a team of Cassville Middle School students sponsored by Angel and Company and Security Abstract and Title.
Other teams participating included those representing Freedom Bank, Arvest Bank, 1st State Bank and Cassville Schools.
This year’s event was emceed by Dusty Reid, with Cassville Schools, and questions ranged from general knowledge to history, geography, music and more. In between the four rounds of trivia questions, there were also Minute-To-Win-It rounds, including games that encouraged limber participants to pick up paper bags off of the ground with their mouths, hungry participants to move a cookie from their forehead to their mouth without using their hands, and finally, a round where participants had to bounce balloons in the air, not letting them hit the floor.
By the end of the night, plenty of laughter filled the Commons Area at the High School as contestants tried their best to answer question and compete in games.
Trivia Night came at an opportune time for the Education Fund. A matching grant was offered to the endowment fund’s group for up to $5,000 for donations received through the end of May. Commerce Bank jump-started the matching grant with a $500 donation, and proceeds from Trivia Night will also count toward the goal.