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Order of the Eastern Star hosts first trivia night fundraiser



by Sylene Argent

Members of the Erie Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star hosted its first trivia night fundraiser at the Essex Masonic Lodge on Friday evening.

  Friends, family members, and area residents were all welcome to put together teams of four and join in an evening of fun and socializing, which included dinner and a series of thought-provoking trivia questions.

  This was the first trivia event the Erie Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star organized, and its members were hoping for a great turnout.

  Maureen Borland, Past Matron of the organization, helped organize Friday’s event. She said a trivia night theme was decided upon as it had come to their attention churches and other organizations had hosted similar events that went over quite well. It was also something different for this local club to host.

  The evening also included raffle prizes, which members worked to get. Members of the club were also appreciative to the youth who are involved with the Rainbow Girls, a youth group of the Erie Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, who volunteered to help run the festivities and cleanup after the event.

  The event proceeds will help the Erie Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, as a non-profit organization designed to help others, continue on with its work of supporting causes in need, such as area hospitals. The club also supports young persons who want to become a minister through a non-denominational leadership scholarship.

  During the event, raffle tickets were sold for a handmade quilt members Karen Lumley and Debra Anger, a mother-daughter duo, created as a fundraiser.

  The duo spent several months stitching the quilt, and were pleased to offer it as another club fundraising endeavour. The themes included in the quilt are all related to the Order of the Eastern Star.

  Tickets for the quilt will be sold at various outreach events to be held in and around the community in the near future.

  Adrice Grenon, Worthy Matron of the Erie Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, noted the majority of the funds raised through the trivia night would go towards supporting autism, along with other agencies in need as well.

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