Allegheny Valley Chamber of Commerce has fun in mind for Trivia Night
By Jill Henry Szish
Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
If you know which brand of toothpaste President George W. Bush and Tony Blair use (Colgate), or which Peanuts character repeatedly pulls the football away from Charlie Brown (Lucy), then you might have enough of a knack for trivia to earn the grand prize at the Allegheny Valley Chamber of Commerce Trivia Night.
The event, in its seventh year, will be at 6 p.m. April 9 at the Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Co.'s social hall in Harwick. It is open to members of the chamber and the general public.
Teams of six to eight players will compete against each other to answer trivia questions.
Groups can register as a team, or the chamber can build teams from individuals. “What's great about the teams is that, even if you don't know an answer, someone else on your team probably does,” says Mary Bowlin, chamber president and one of the event's organizers.
The evening starts with a buffet dinner catered by Special Thoughts Gifts & Catering, and then, around 7 p.m., the contest begins. Free beer and beverages will be provided by Wilson-McGinley Miller to keep the mood light.
Entertainer Curt Marino of Seita Jewelers will serve as the emcee.
Members of the first, second- and third-place teams will receive a small cash prize. Win or lose, event organizer Wade Woolford of Highland Tire says it will be a fun evening to get out and meet new people.
Woolford and his wife, Stefanie, attended the trivia night last year for the first time.
“We were on a hodge-podge team, and I'm pretty sure we came in dead last,” he says with a chuckle. “But it's a good time, and a good meal — an inexpensive night out.”
The key to a winning team is diversity, with “experts” in a variety of areas, like geography, history, sports and pop culture.
“And it helps to have someone with a knowledge of Pittsburgh-area trivia,” Woolford says.
Even if your team does not win, you won't necessarily go home empty-handed.
Local businesses have donated a variety of gift certificates for a raffle. The $20 registration fee includes dinner and drink tickets and a raffle ticket.
The money raised will support some of the chamber's activities, such as business-education outreach projects with area high-school students and networking opportunities for local business owners.
The Allegheny Valley Chamber of Commerce serves the Route 28 corridor northeast of Pittsburgh. Businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals can join the chamber, which has been in existence since 1911.
The Chamber organizes a number of annual events including a golf outing, the Taste of the Allegheny Valley and the Holiday Gala.
This year's trivia night is sponsored by #1 Cochran, the Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation and UPMC St. Margaret.
Jill Henry Szish is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.
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