Quiz raises R8 000 for Soup Kitchen

QUIZ WINNERS: In first place at the Talk of the Town/My Pond Hotel quiz were the Firing Neurons, from left, Matthew Schroder, Jarred Moss, Alan Page and Donna-Lee Page Picture: BRYAN SMITH

ANOTHER successful Talk of the Town/My Pond Hotel quiz raised more than R8 000 for the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen last Thursday.

About 80 people in teams of four pitted their knowledge of trivia and some wild guesses against each other, all for a good cause.

The quiz included general knowledge, sports, identifying famous faces, music video clips and scenes from movies. The final section, which teams were allowed to work on through the evening, required them to match the lyrics of Leonard Cohen songs to the song titles, in tribute to the musician who died earlier this month.

Teams also had the opportunity to play a “joker” in a section of their choice and stand a chance of doubling their score. There was an element of risk in this as they had to name the section in advance without knowing how well they would do.

Some teams chose wisely and were able to streak ahead, while others showed good all-round knowledge.

Pick n Pay’s team, Firing Neurons, emerged as the winners, beating the previous quiz winners, the Buco Bunch, into second place.

In third place was the team of Pot Luck.

The quiz night raised R6 800 through ticket sales and R1 600 through a raffle.

“Another fun-filled and awesome evening was enjoyed by all participants who walked away with fantastic prizes. Well done and thank you one and all for your support and all sponsors for making the evening possible,” said Soup Kitchen founder Debra Harris.

The top three prizes, of which the winning team had first pickings, were four meal vouchers at MyPond Hotel sponsored by Stenden South Africa, four Stenden hoodies, and a cruise for four on the Lady Biscay sponsored by the Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club.

Other prizes were four meal vouchers from Wharf Street Brew Pub, four meal vouchers from C’est La Vie and four meal vouchers from Wimpy.

There were also lucky draws, for two R100 vouchers from Leach Pharmacy, a R100 voucher from Homebase, a R100 voucher from Debonairs/Fishaways and a R200 voucher from d’vine deli.

“Thanks to all these businesses who so kindly sponsored these wonderful prizes,” said quiz fundraiser Ivy Gulliford.

The next quiz will be in February and two tables have already booked and confirmed.

 

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