The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to
The cost is $10 per person to enter, with a maximum of eight
people per team. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the winning
team. In addition to the trivia contest, the event will feature a
silent auction and a 50-50 cash drawing.
Anyone interested in registering their team should contact
Assistant Professor Spring Hyde at
or by phone at 217-871-9639.
It promises to be a fun-filled, lively evening as the competition
pits teams of students versus faculty, the baseball team versus the
soccer team, neighbors versus neighbors. As teams advance through 10
rounds, with 10 questions in each round, those in attendance can
watch friends, classmates and colleagues become enemies as they race
toward the final round by answering trivia questions.
John Malone, WLNX-FM station manager and assistant professor of
broadcasting, will serve as master of ceremonies.
The college snack bar will open and provide complimentary popcorn
for the evening. Other food will be available for sale, including
burgers, fries, cheese sticks, beverages and other tasty treats.
The silent auction will feature an assortment of great items,
including a Lincoln College sports package with two Hall of Fame
Club tickets to two men's basketball games of the winner's choice
and pregame food provided by Guzzardo's Italian Villa.
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Phi Theta Kappa is the premier national honor society for junior
colleges. Proceeds from this event will support Iota Chi chapter
initiatives, including the Reading Railroad Children's Book Day,
Books for Soldiers Overseas and other literacy events.
When asked about the importance of the fundraiser, Tommy Hilton,
a sophomore from Mason City and the Iota Chi chapter president,
responded: "Last year's Reading Railroad event for area children was
such a great success that we hope to bring it back again as an
annual event. We are adding other literacy campaigns, including
sending books to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq."
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