Trivia 2012 recap

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Our 3rd annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction fundraiser is now history.  And a historical event it was!  Almost 160 people were in attendance at the Lowell Elks.  All expressed their excitement over the evening’s events.  Here’s a sample of the comments:

We all had a great time at Trivia last night.

You have done a wonderful job of growing this event, every year.  It looks like it is now established as a Spring Tradition, at this point, and hopefully a solid fundraiser for Servants for Haiti.

Really nice venue – a lot more space than last year and climate control was top notch!

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If you weren’t there, here are some highlights.

Trivia Central

First of all, let it be known that Trivia Night sold out three weeks in advance.  Part of being a long-awaited annual tradition is that, if you miss it one year, you have to wait a whole year for the next edition.

For the third year in a row, the event has grown by 50% in attendance and funds raised.  (Rumor has it that we’ll have to rent out TD Garden in a few years.)

To start the festivities, we played the following video, now also available on the SFH YouTube channel:

Thank you from Haiti

All the people in this video express their gratitude for the service SFH has rendered to them and their families.  Thanks to the generosity of the good people who supported Trivia Night, we’ll have more friends thanking us in the coming years.

Music was a big part of the evening, but this video song was a highlight:

Davidson’s song

The collection of nearly 50 Silent Auction items saw ardent and enthusiastic bidding.  Though thankfully no fights broke out, there was strong contention for the weekend on Martha’s Vineyard, as well as the framed, autographed pictures of Rob Gronkowski and Tim Thomas, among other desirable goods.

The lesson should be an obvious one: Next year, get your tickets early.  And bid early, often, and high.  (By the way, we’re already planning next year’s event for April 6.  Keep it open.)

SFH and the people of Haiti say, “Mesi anpil!”

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