Trivia night fundraiser to benefit upcoming Hometown Days festival

While most people know the last full weekend of July is Hometown Days, not everybody realizes that the committee which plans the festival is its own non-profit organization.

To keep the summer tradition alive, volunteers from Hometown Days work throughout the year to raise funds to support the activities and attractions during the festival weekend, such as the popular Friday night fireworks display. One of the major fundraisers is an annual trivia night, planned for Saturday, April 28 at the American Legion Post 297 in New Carlisle.

Doors open at 6pm EDT, with the trivia competition beginning at 7pm EDT. The cost to enter is $10 per person, with a maximum of ten people allowed per team. Tables are still available to be reserved.

Hosted by New Prairie football broadcaster Ken Peterson, the trivia categories range from pop culture to sports and are sure to test your general knowledge. A free answer for reading this: Indiana Avenue is a red property in Monopoly. A cash prize will be awarded to the top team.

Between rounds, you will have an opportunity to play some traditional 50/50 chance games like heads/tails and Simon Says.

Even if you don’t win at trivia, you won’t necessarily leave empty handed. There will be plenty of opportunities to win with the piggy raffles. (Hometown Days is still accepting donations for items.)

Trivia Night is a 21 and older event with a cash bar. Proceeds from the bar will go to the American Legion, so the event is an opportunity to benefit two community groups.

To reserve your table, contact Koby Keck at (574) 876-2522 or email

This summer will mark the 14th annual Hometown Days festival, which will be held July 27-29. For more information on the entertainment, events, and attractions, visit

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