Episcopal Parish of Alton
The Episcopal Parish of Alton will raise funds for Alton’s free summer lunch program, Serving Area Kids, at the third annual Alton/Godfrey Traveling Trivia from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.
The program provides free lunches, five days per week every week during the summer, to children in Alton who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program during the school year. Children ages pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, can go to one of eight Alton locations and receive a “SAK” lunch and a smile from the many dedicated volunteers who generously devote their time and energy to make this program possible. Main Street Methodist Church in Alton, along with donations and volunteers from the greater Alton area, have administered the program for the past three years. This summer alone, the program provided 25,272 lunches at a cost of 95 cents per child or more than $24,000, up from 14,158 served in 2012. EPA’s 2014 Traveling Trivia will raise much-needed funds to help sponsor lunches for summer 2015.
Traveling Trivia offers a unique twist to traditional trivia challenges by adding the element of travel to the pursuit. It’s a scavenger hunt for historical trivia where the excitement and fun is as much about the travel as it is the trivia. Participants work as teams to solve riddles providing clues to help them locate 10 historical sites or landmarks in the Alton-Godfrey area. Once they reach each destination, teams will learn historical trivia associated with each site that they may need to remember later, should a tie-breaker round be needed.
Traveling Trivia adventures will begin and end at St. Paul’s Church, 10 East Third St. in downtown Alton. Cost per team (car or van) is $60 for up to six occupants, $50 if registered by Oct. 11, and includes a light supper, door prizes and first, second and third-place cash prizes for those who locate the most sites without opening their clue envelopes containing a map and general directions.
For more information or to register, call (618) 465-9149.