For the past four years, the Mustard Seed Peace Project in Alton has sponsored scholarships for youths in Zambia's Lukulu region.
ALTON — The Mustard Seed Peace Project will host a trivia night Friday, April 10, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 405 E. Fourth St.
Mustard Seed Peace Project is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower families worldwide by helping them develop sustainable programs and to raise awareness of global needs through cross-cultural sharing.
Proceeds will benefit children’s education in Zambia. For the past four years, the organization has been sponsoring the education of youth in the Lukulu region. During this time, 35 students have been the recipients of scholarships. Of these 35 students, seven have graduated secondary school with two dropping out. These numbers show the determination of these youths to improve their life situations. This year, the organization will once again sponsor 26 youths. The total cost of education for one year is $260. This amount covers the cost of tuition, uniforms, school supplies and a noontime meal.
The trivia night will begin at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded to the first-place high-scoring team members. In addition, there will be attendance prizes and other chances to win prizes throughout the evening.
This event is open to the public. Reservations for tables may be made by calling Ed at (260) 479-0372 or visiting the Facebook page. Tables, consisting of up to eight players, are available at $120 per table, or individuals may register at $15 per person. Popcorn, beer and soft drinks will be provided. Players may also bring their own food, but alcoholic beverages must be served by the Knights of Columbus.