Who would have thought there would come a day when throwing a lolly up into the air and catching it in your mouth or passing a footy through a target hole would decide which team would take out the title of the 2009 BIG Trivia Night champions?!?
On Saturday, 13th June, over 220 mission supporters and trivia fans packed into the stunningly decorated Covenant Christian school hall to participate in a night of fun, laughter and all things trivial. With many thanks to Hills Flower Market and Qualatex for donating the floral centerpieces and balloons, and our parent and student helpers for decorating the hall and tables, the night was set up for success!
Some table groups even came dressed to please, in particular the Black and White table who came in tuxedos and glitter party hats, and the Green and Gold table who were fit to represent Australia at any elite trivia event (should such a thing exist!).
Mr. Smithies and Mr. Monin had carefully prepared a great variety of questions and challenges to cater for all areas of expertise and skill. It was an entertaining and enjoyable evening, a wonderful opportunity for the Covie Community to gather together and support a very worthwhile cause.
Ben Zalai and Emma Petrovski captivated the crowd as they shared their experiences from last year’s trip and told of how God has changed them through going on mission.
The Mission Team worked very hard all night and would all like to thank those who came along and generously participated or helped in any capacity. A special mention of thanks goes to Suzanne Bennett and her team of helpers (Nikki Hazlehurst, Diane Christian and Anne Fenwick) who provided the services of Café Covie for the evening.
At various points throughout the night there were over 25 lucky door prizes given away to the evening’s participants. We are extremely grateful to all those who generously donated items for the lucky door prizes, and would like to formally acknowledge them in the list below:
The Au-Yeung Family
Bob & Judy Lloyd
Food Tales Corporate Catering (Bantry Bay)
Howard’s Storage World (Belrose SupaCenta)
Forest Way Fresh Fruit Market
Terrey Hills Tavern
Entertainment Book Publications
Café Piemonte (in Hills Flower Market, Terrey Hills)
Oz Design Furniture (Belrose SupaCenta)
Mirium French Collectables and Vintage Homewares (Terrey Hills)
Pumpkin Patch (Belrose SupaCenta)
Sydney Wine Merchants (Terrey Hills)
Salon Dimensions (Terrey Hills)
McDonald’s Forest Way
The night was a great success and we raised just over $6,000 to give to Wontulp Bi-Buya Bible College in Cairns to support the study and work of Indigenous Christians throughout Queensland and the Pacific.
Thanks again for the support from everyone who attended or contributed to the night. We are looking forward to next year’s event already!