Category: News and Events
Created: Wednesday, 23 September 2015 21:00
On July 25, 2015, The Hayner Public Library District held its first ever trivia night, and it was a huge success. Held in the gymnasium of Marquette Catholic High School and emceed by Mike Montgomery, formerly of WBGZ Radio, the evening was filled with laughter and fun. Almost 300 people attended, and more than 30 volunteers from the Hayner Board of Directors, Hayner staff, Marquette students and staff, and the local community made sure the festivities came off without a hitch.
Silent auction items were plentiful and varied, and many local businesses provided sponsorships, including: Round Sponsors: CNB Bank & Trust, Midwest Tape/Hoopla and WBGZ Radio; Table Sponsors: the office of State Representative Dan Beiser, King Air Conditioning & Heating, Riverbend Head Start, Roberts Ford, and Scheffel Boyle Certified Public Accountants; Refreshment Sponsors: 1st MidAmerica Credit Union, Altonized Community Federal Credit Union, CNB Bank and Trust, Schwartzkopf Printing, Televend Services, and the YWCA of Alton; Materials Contributors: Baxter’s, Jim Spain and Donnewald Distributing, Fischer Lumber, Schnucks, The Bank of Edwardsville, Tony’s Restaurant in Alton, and the YWCA. Tony’s Restaurant in Alton generously contributed the bartender service and donated back to the library fifty cents for every beer sold.
The event’s silent auction included amazing items contributed by Jeff Vaughn, Patrick Daily, River Bend Yoga, C. J. Schlosser, Phyllis Hand Bechtold, Penny Noble, Mary Erwin, My Just Desserts, Elijah P’s Burgers & Brews, Rib City, Old Bakery Beer Company, LuciAnna’s Pastries, Johnson’s Corner, White Birch, and Hayner Library Trustees.
Proceeds from the event, over $6,000, will go toward purchasing additional materials for the libraries’ ending collections. A huge thank-you to everyone who participated!!
Thank you, Marquette Catholic High School! A special recognition to Marquette Catholic High School administration, staff, and students for their support of the Trivia Night. The Marquette gymnasium was the perfect venue for our event. Marquette staff and students took full responsibility for laying tarps to protect the entire gym floor and setting up
46 tables to accommodate players, the silent auction and registration, and preparing the stage. Marquette custodial staff provided clean-up service at the end of the night, and then the staff and students completed the breakdown of the tables and chairs. What a huge contribution to Hayner Library and our community!