Trivial pursuit a tradition
BRAINPOWER was the weapon of choice at Freestone Hall on Saturday night.
The annual Freestone State School trivia night had the hall full to the brim as competitors battled it out for bragging rights and a hefty cash prize.
School P&C president Helena Oloman said the night was a huge success, attracting people from all over the place.
"We had one fellow drive three hours to come to the trivia night," she said.
"Numbers were down a little bit but it was still a good night and there was a great atmosphere."
As well as the trivia questions, the night also included multi-draw raffles, a $2 coin draw and a competition that required contestants to sing the last line of a song.
The first place winners took home $100 cash, with $50 awarded to second.
"We had heaps of sponsors who supplied us with vouchers and prizes and there were so many people who helped make the night a success," she said.
The question writers have performed their important duty for the past 15 years and Mrs Oloman said the trivia night had cemented its place on the social events calendar.
"It's tradition to have the annual trivia night and the crowd that it brings creates a great atmosphere," she said.
"It is just a good night for people to come out without the kids and socialise."
Although it is too early to put a dollar value on the event's success, the fundraising goal is clear.
All of the money raised on the evening will go towards the purchase of a shiny new mower for the school.