Friday, August 29, 2014

Trivia Challenge!

Have you bought your ticket(s) yet for the Trivia Challenge, hosted by Burbank Public Library as a fundraiser for our Literacy Department? No? That's a puzzler--why wouldn't you?

Perhaps you have never attended the Trivia Challenge before. Perhaps you don't know what to expect. Let us tell you all about it!

First of all, before the Trivia Challenge begins, you have the opportunity to enter to win some amazing items and experiences. There are Opportunity Drawings:

You buy a ticket for $1.00 or $5.00 each (depending on the size of the prize). There will be a bowl in front of each prize. You write your name and phone number on your ticket, and drop it in the bowl in front of the item you want to win. After intermission, a random ticket will be drawn for each item, and you need not be present to win! Among the $1.00 prizes are:
  • passes to Flappers Comedy Club
  • lunch at Tommy's
  • VIP passes to the Autrey Museum
  • a one-month membership pass to Curves
Among the $5.00 prizes are:
  • 42-inch LG LED TV
  • Kindle Fire
  • two iPad minis.
(You can buy five tickets for $20 for these items.)

There is the Silent Auction: The items are sitting out on tables, with a piece of paper and pencil in front of them. You write down your name and phone number, and an amount you would like to bid. Whoever has the highest bid written down on the paper after intermission will win that item. (So if you wrote down $1.50 and somebody else wrote down $5.00, that person will win. But you can keep going back to check and bid again!) Among the Silent Auction items are:
  • VIP Party (up to 20 people) at Jillian’s Universal CityWalk (including 2 bowling lanes for 2 hours)
  • Lunch and a Fire Station tour with the Burbank Fire Chief
  • Burbank Tennis Center 1-Year Membership
  • 1-Year Family Membership  (up to 4 people) at the Los Angeles Zoo
  • Personalized Burbank Street Sign
(These items have all been donated to the library for the Trivia event by local businesses or by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library! Aren't they wonderful?)

Then there is the Trivia Challenge itself! Imagine how exciting it will be to see teams from the following organizations battle it out for most knowledge of all subjects!

Zonta Club of Burbank / Momentous Insurance Brokerage / Assemblymember Mike Gatto / Burbank Noon Kiwanis / Three R’s / Burbank Chamber of Commerce / Cartoon Network / Woodbury University / Disney VoluntEARS / Dewey and the Decimals / BCEA / House of Secrets...and maybe more! [your organization here?]

All this, plus a light buffet and a no-host bar! What more could you ask for? How about supporting Literacy Services in Burbank? Teaching people how to read is a good reason in and of itself--combine it with a fun evening out and you're a winner!

Tickets are $25 each, or $30 at the door. For ticket information, please call 818 238-5577. If you want to sponsor a team, call that number as well!

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