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Public invited to 'Lincoln College World Series of Trivia' on March 23

Cash prize awarded to winning team; money raised supports literary campaign

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[March 16, 2012]  Iota Chi, the Lincoln College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, is hosting the "Lincoln College World Series of Trivia" on March 23 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 just $10 per person to enter the contest, with a maximum of eight people per team. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the winning team. Anyone interested in registering their team should contact Assistant Professor Spring Hyde at or 217-871-9639.

The trivia contest promises to be a fun-filled and lively evening. Iota Chi challenges teams to conquer the undefeated team led by Amber Brainard, Amy Gallagher and Mike Starasta of Lincoln College.

John Malone, assistant professor of broadcasting and station manager for WLNX-FM, will serve as master of ceremonies. He is also an honorary member of Iota Chi.

In addition to the trivia contest, the event will feature a silent auction and a 50-50 cash drawing.

The college snack bar will open and provide complimentary popcorn for the evening. Other items will be available for purchase, including burgers, fries, cheese sticks, beverages and other tasty treats.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier national honor society for junior colleges. Proceeds from this event will support Iota Chi's chapter initiatives, including the Reading Railroad Children's Book Day, Books for Soldiers and other literary events.

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Tommy Hilton, a sophomore from Mason City and chapter president for Iota Chi, explained the importance of the fundraiser.

"Our chapter has dedicated itself to offering reading opportunities for children and soldiers," he said. "We look forward to continuing this important work."

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]

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