Trivia Nights


After a two-year hiatus, thanks to the Covid pandemic, trivia buffs once more filled the Coronado Center auditorium for the next installment of the ever-popular Trivia Night.

The contest, organized by the Friends of the Coronado Center Library (FOCCL), featured categories loosely based on the theme “April/spring” – think fools, showers, flowers, etc.

Local businesses supported the event by donating gift cards and baskets as raffle prizes. The top prize was a $50 gift certificate from Brookshire’s, but the most colorful was a pair of hanging baskets from Breshears Nursery.

Larry Venable was the quizmaster, guiding teams through 100 questions – 10 rounds of 10 questions each.

Before the first round began, teams were asked to guess their final score; in case of a tie, the team with the closest estimate (without going over) would be the winner. And that’s exactly what happened – three teams tied for first with 80 points, and the trophy was awarded to the Divine Divas based on their initial guess. Members of the team were Patti Coffman, Jean Moser, Lee Scully, Shelia Harrison, Joan Wallace, Ulie Angleton, Gayle Shaner, and Susie Adams.

The team with the best “spread,” or reflection of the theme, was Bloomin’ Wild. The ladies were decked out in their finest hats, and the gentlemen seemed to have come straight off the farm The team – Pattie Genovese, Lynette Gates, Bob Davis, Nancy Hendricks, Judy Rowe, Dixie Ford, Leah Servais, and Jim Servais – was awarded iced champagne for their celebration.

The Divine Divas won top honors at the recent Trivia Night, sponsored by Friends of the Coronado Center Library. Proudly displaying their trophy are (back row) Patti Coffman, Jean Moser, Lee Scully; middle, Shelia Harrison, Joan Wallace, Ulie Angleton and Gayle Shaner; kneeling in front, Susie Adams. (Mary Eliades photo)

Bloomin’ Wild! perfectly illustrated the spring theme and won the award for “best spread.” Team members: seated, from left, Bob Davis, Lynette Gates, Leah Servais and Jim Servais; standing, Pattie Genovese, Judy Rowe, Nancy Hendricks and Dixie Ford.