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Public invited to 'World Series of Trivia' on Oct. 21

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[October 12, 2011]  Lincoln College's Iota Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is hosting its second annual "Lincoln College World Series of Trivia" contest on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meyer-Evans Student Center on the college campus.

The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to participate.

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."

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]

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