The Choteau Education Foundation’s second Trivia Night contest is set for March 15 at the Stage Stop Inn in Choteau, with registration from 5 to 7 p.m. and the competition starting at 7 p.m.
Last year, the team of Rachel and Fred Christensen and Jamie and Kelly Smith won the trivia champs title, besting 33 other teams and receiving Pub Night Trivia champs sports pullovers.
The event is limited to 40 teams. Pre-registration is open at www.choteaueducationfoundation.org and costs $100 for a four-member team. The registration fee includes food, drinks and door prize tickets.
The teams will compete in five 10-question rounds. Teams will record their answers to each question on a recording sheet and will have one minute to respond to each question during the round. As soon as the round is over, the score sheets will be collected and scored. Scorers will give out scoring updates for each team during the event.
Teams can also purchase a $10 “lifeline” before the start or a $20 lifeline after the start. Teams can purchase as many lifelines as they want for the event. Lifelines allow contestants to have one minute to search their cell phones or other devices for the answer. No lifelines are available for the fifth and final rounds.
After the first five rounds, there will be a “final four” round to determine the winning team. This will be one, 10-question round.
Prizes will be awarded for the first-place, second-place and last-place teams.
A Calcutta auction will be held between round five and the final four competitions so people will have the opportunity to bid on the top four teams.
During the evening, participants and others attending will have the opportunity to play a number of other games, including:
•10X Envelopes — participants put an amount in an envelope, anything from $5 to $20. The envelopes go into a tub and the winning envelope will receive 10 times the amount in the envelope.
•Heads & Tails — $10 to play both games. The emcee will flip a coin. Players either put their hands on their head or their behind (tail). If they guess right right, they stay standing. If they are out, they sit down. The last person standing will receive half of the pot.
•Card Grab — $20 to play. Players pick a card and it will be torn in half — they hang on to their half as one card will be drawn to win a Traeger smoker, donated by First Bank of Montana-Choteau.
•Egg Grab — $10 for a chance to draw an egg from the basket. Plastic Easter eggs will be in a large basket and there are only 60 eggs so buy your chance early! One egg will be the lucky winner for a Pelican cooler, provided through Teton Lumber Co.
•Bingo — $5 for a card, and the winner receives half the pot.
•50/50 — A foundation member will be selling 50/50 tickets all night during the event—$5 for an arm length.
There will also be a silent auction which will close at the end of round five and a live auction. Also throughout the evening, there will be drawings for various prizes, including a weekend for four at Whitefish Lake Lodge. Prize tickets are $5 for three.
Proceeds from the Foundation’s fundraising efforts are used to support the Choteau Public School system and provide a scholarship to a graduating senior.
Members of the CEF board are Amy Bechtold, president; Elizabeth Jorden, vice president; Chuck Gameon, secretary; Diane Gollehon treasurer; and Bill Bieler, Barnett Sporkin-Morrison, Mark Major, Jo Lynn Miller and Steve Dogiakos. There are several positions available on the Foundation board. Anyone interested in serving on the board should contact any board member.