Trivia Challenge to test the best

By Sherrie Norris (

Article Published: Apr. 5, 2013 | Modified: Apr. 14, 2013
Trivia Challenge to test the best

The High Country Caregiver Foundation will host its eighth Trivia Night Challenge on Saturday, April 13, at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Boone.

The event has become one of great anticipation during which community members and local businesses match wits and "trivial knowledge," while helping to raise funds and awareness for a worthy cause, a spokesman for the foundation said.

HCCF is a nonprofit organization designed to offer support and respite to caregivers in Avery and Watauga counties.

"The mission of the foundation," according to area agency specialist Brenda Reece, who serves as executive director for the foundation, is to create awareness of caregiving issues and improve the quality of life for caregivers and those they care for through advocacy, information and referral, education, emotional support and respite services.

"The High Country Caregivers Foundation counts on these fundraising activities to support and provide respite for our local caregivers," Reece said. "Through these efforts, we are able to provide vouchers for dozens of caregivers each year to have a well-deserved break."

The vouchers, valued at $500 each, are traded in at local participating agencies for services that will benefit the health and well-being of the family caregivers, she said.

"Trivia night is fun for all and a great way to support this worthy cause," Reece said. "It has become tremendously successful for the foundation and continues to grow each time as teams return to match wits, earn prizes and bragging rights."

The event is composed of teams from six to 12 people whose knowledge will be tested in categories such as geography, sports, entertainment, music, pop culture, history, art, science and literature, among others.

"We are asking community members, businesses, civic clubs and individuals to help us show support to these selfless individuals whose needs are often overlooked in their roles as caregivers," she said.

Mountain Times Publications publisher Gene Fowler will serve as guest host for the event, joined by numerous new and returning contestants and audience members.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available at $250 each, which includes public recognition, admission for up to 12 team members, prizes for each round, food, soft drinks and "plenty of laughs," Reece said. Registration per person is $25.

A reception begins at 6 p.m., during which guests can purchase raffle tickets for prizes and enjoy food and fellowship while meeting this year's sponsors and host. A cash bar will be available. The trivia competition begins at 7 p.m.

For more information, or to register a team, contact Reece at ( or (828) 265-5434, extension 128.

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