This past Friday- February 13th- we hosted our 2nd Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser! This year instead of traditional trivia, we opted to play the Newlywed Game in favor of Valentine’s Day. We also included a spaghetti dinner to make it more date-nightey. 🙂 I was hoping for a larger turnout this year than last but it was actually smaller- I guess a lot of people had plans with their valentine or were out of town for the long weekend. Still, we had a great time and are so grateful to our friends and family for coming out and supporting us!! I know you’re here for the numbers, so I’ll start with that before I move on to our fun night!
We raised a total of $1,091, $1008.33 after expenses for Maggie’s next trip to Health in Motion!! That’s awesome! We really appreciate those who came out and those who couldn’t come, but donated to help get us closer to our $30,000 goal!
Our night was scheduled to start at 6:30 but bad traffic delayed things a little. Still, we enjoyed a very delicious dinner- spaghetti with meatballs, baked ziti, chicken fettucine, caesar and mixed salad all prepared by my Aunt Patti and Uncle Don- a chef- and O’Charley’s rolls. Yum. We had water and coffee plus soda and dessert for sale. Everyone had a chance to eat, mingle and watch a video of Maggie’s progress before the game started. My sister-in-law’s friend, Scott offerred to not only host the newlywed “trivia” game but also come up with all the questions! This saved me so much time and he did an awesome job!!! He kept a good pace, called out a few folks to give answers, then everyone showed their answers for scoring. We all had a really good time and even a tie-breaker at the end. Then we called out the auction winners and drew the raffles for restaurant gift cards. Thank you so much to everyone who came out!! A few shout-outs below.
Edward C. Perdue, DDS- for sponsoring our night! I sent out sponsorship packets before the event and he agreed to sponsor us and offerred several exam/cleanings for our silent auction!
Snodgrass-King Dentistry- donating a cleaning and Sonicare brush to the auction
Scott- for hosting the game and providing great questions
Patti & Don- for donating some and making all the delicious food!!
Steve & Becca- for donating silent auction items
Many fine businesses for donating items to our gift card raffle and silent auction
To all of you who decided to spend your Friday evening with us- not the most romantic date of all- but we really appreciate you being there with us and helping us reach our goal of seeing Maggie walk into Kindergarten!