Trivia night raises $1400 for school chaplains

A sub-committee of the Murray Bridge Inter-Church Council has staged its annual fundraiser for the seven local Christian pastoral care workers.

This post was contributed by Gerry Korzeba.

A sub-group of the Murray Bridge Inter-Church Council has raised $1400 at its annual fundraiser for the seven pastoral care workers around the city.

The group was able to accommodate 12 tables of 10 persons in the Lutherans’ John Dohler Hall on Saturday, July 3.

Due to some late entries they managed to squeeze in one more table so that the evening held 130 persons, who showed support for the work of the PCWs.

The support team, headed by chairperson Meg, had decorated the hall the day before with beautiful table decorations and balloon supplied by Knights Party Hire, Marie’s brightly coloured table settings and Lorraine’s potted plants.

Emcee Graham kept the evening going for almost two and a quarter hours, with eight categories of quiz questions supplied by Joy for the evening.

The prizes were sponsored by more than 30 businesses in Murray Bridge, for which the group was truly grateful – their support was appreciated.

During the evening several “who am I?” quizzes and heads and tails competitions were held to break up the gathering, and prizes distributed to the winners.

But there could only be one winning table.

This year a group from the Lutheran Village retirement homes did really well by gaining 68 points out of the 80 available.

They, and the ever-knowledgeable Ken Wells, were congratulated for their superb effort.

It was the 13th time the trivia evening had been held.

Funds raised will support the work of the Christian pastoral support workers at Murray Bridge High School, Murray Bridge North School, Murray Bridge South Primary School, Fraser Park Primary School, Mypolonga Primary School, Jervois Primary School and Coomandook Area School.

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