2nd Community Library Quiz Night a Success

A quiz night at Henley Primary School Hall raised funds for the Library and the proposed CAB outreach clinic. The event was reported by one of the library’s youngest supporters, Sophie Cox, who attended with her mother and as well as being published on this site, her account has also been published in Henley News Online. Here is Sophie’s report:

Henley Community Library had its second Quiz Night on Monday 29th April in Henley Primary School Hall. For £2.00 per person, teams of 3-4 people competed for prizes for the highest score and Best Team Name. You could bring your own drinks, and as soon as you walked through the door you were warmly welcomed by Margaret!

Seven teams competed: The Charming Companions, Witty Wawens, Lit Chicks, From The Farr Side, Hope Over Experience, The Blanks and The Old Contemptibles. Play started at 7:30pm with the TV Times quiz. After every round teams swapped answer sheets for marking. Five quiz rounds rushed by before we had a break: TV Times; Where on Earth…? ; the Link round; Science and Nature, Music.

To make sure no one had time to be bored, sheets showing different pictures and asking different details about each one were given out just before round 1. Who or what did it show? Who created it? You had to squeeze your answers into the time between rounds 1 and 5. For the music round, there were different types of music played and again you had to guess different things about them: song titles, the names of performers or composers, and sometimes the music’s background – such as film or opera, depending on the cue on the answer sheet.

In the break, there was a snack bar serving cake, pizza, sausage rolls, crisps and salads plus coffee, juice and tea, for a donation. More rounds followed: Food Glorious Food, Literature, Film and General Knowledge. While the scores were totalled, the raffle provided some wonderful prizes: keep-fit equipment, a slow-cooker, bottles of wine, chocolates, pots of flowers, spa toiletries as well as restaurant, beauty and merchandise vouchers. Merchants in Henley and Wootton Wawen were very generous in their support. The Library will thank them on its website.

The Charming Companions reviewed the evening: “Tonight is good fun, though some of the questions should be made easier. But there is a nice variety of snacks available, and thank you for an enjoyable evening!”

Congratulations to The Blanks, who won the Quiz prize of wine and chocolates. There was a tie for Best Team Name: From The Farr Side and The Lit Chicks took away a team bottle each. A big thank you to all of the helpers of The Henley Community Library, Moss for being an excellent host, Elaine for keeping the scoreboard and everyone who came to join in the quiz for a fun and successful night!

Sophie Cox reporting


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