CLAYSBURG -?Claysburg Preserving Artifacts, Stories and Traditions, the history group, teamed with the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company to promote a Trivia Night contest and turkey dinner with refreshments at the Claysburg Senior Center on
While the final count of proceeds is not yet available, all proceeds benefit the Claysburg Area Volunteer Fire Company.
There were five rounds of questions with a grand total of 50 questions. There were 10 local questions and the other 40 were general questions on sports, literature, pop culture, history, science, Broadway/movies and others.
Each team could consist of up to eight members.
After a complete turkey dinner and refreshments for the entire evening, there were 18 teams competing.
Also, there were a number of spectators who were not participating and cheering on others.
While the P.A.S.T. group was in charge of the cooking and the trivia contest, the firemen kicked in manning the setup of the facilities, serving of food, cleaning up, doing raffles and assisting wherever there was a need.
After each of the five rounds, all of the 18 teams' cumulative results were announced, and as the rounds progressed, so did the points for each correct answer.
In the final tally, the following four groups were the top winners:
First place ($200) - 65 points went to Rod Harr, who was the only single-person team.
Second place ($150) - 61 points went to the The Golden Girls and Alan. The team consisted mainly of a group of Claysburg Lutheran Church members and others including Alan Claar, Kathy Claar, Pam Bowser Knisely, Nancy Cavender, Dorothy Miller and Pastor Kaye Hute.
Third place ($100) - 60 points went to the Posey Hill Gang that consisted of the Bob Gordon family and neighbors including Bob Gordon, Jean Gordon, Drew Gilchrist, Crystal Gilchirst, Clayton John, Cindy John, Kelly Capagna and Matt Capagna.
Fourth place ($75) - 57 points went to There's No More Rice Krispies and consisted of a 20-something group including Bethany Svitana, Brittany Svitana, Sean Svitana, Amy Dibert, Mike Boyer, Tessa Knisely, Jonathan Furry and Kera Knisely-Furry.
When the cash prizes were passed out, the second- and fourth-place teams donated their winnings ($220 ) to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.
Approximately 150 people attended the evening's events at $20 per person. Other random drawings of cash prizes of $150, $100, $50 and five prizes at $20 each were awarded during the evening.
Games of chance were operated by the Claysburg Fire Company and many people returned their winnings to the fire company coffers.