Cabin Fever Trivia Night 2019

Cabin Fever Trivia Night 2019
Successful Trivia Night


 To the Editor:
GardenShare’s Annual Cabin Fever Trivia Night was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019. A record-setting twenty-four teams took part in the event, answering fun, but difficult, questions about digestion, cultivars, famous food lines from famous movies and little north country geography. In addition to having a great time, over $3800 was raised to support GardenShare's work to solve the problem of hunger and strengthen local food systems in St. Lawrence County!

The winning trivia team was Grasping at Straws, second place went to The Well-Bred,Garden Fed Orebed Bipeds (for the second year in a row) and third place, went to First in Trivia, 4th in Obesity. The Dark Side played their game plan to a T, taking home last place and a nice prize. The prize for the Best Team Uniform went to The Lumber Zacks, representing the Health Initiative. There was also a prize for the Best Team Name, which went to Lettuce Win – and we did.

Thank you so much to our amazing Trivia Night Committee members, Will Trithart, Lauren Rosenthal, John Sklaroff and Steve Greco. They not only planned the event, but also wrote all of the creative, entertaining and some might say, diabolical, trivia questions. Additionally, Lauren Rosenthal offered her considerable MC talents for the evening, with funny man and tech expert, Jon Sklaroff on AV duty, while Will Trithart and Steve Greco of the Big Spoon Kitchen provided a delicious smorgasbord of treats for the participants. What a great bunch of volunteers giving of their time and talent to a very grateful organization.

Also, a huge thank you to all of the following local businesses who sponsored, and donated to the event, without which, there would be no Trivia Night. Presenting sponsors included St. Lawrence Health System and Stauffer Farms, with additional support from Canton Apples and Canton Farmers Market. Local businesses that donated winning prizes to the event, including: 1844 House, Big Spoon Kitchen, Jake’s on the Water, Big Spoon Kitchen, Marigold Kitchen and Bakery and Five Guys. Area businesses donating food included the Big Spoon Kitchen, Potsdam Food Co-op, and Nature’s Storehouse. You have all once again shown a commitment and dedication to this community that goes above and beyond. Funds raised from this event will support GardenShare's annual publication and distribution of 10,000 St. Lawrence County Local Food Guides, as well as our Bonus
Bucks program, which helps over 120 community residents stretch their food dollars, while generating approximately $35,000 in direct sales to local farmers. The funds raised will also help us ensure that SNAP customers have access to the bounty at our local Farmers Markets. Finally, funds such as these help GardenShare expand our efforts to advocate effectively for the issues that impact food security, and affect our rural community and agricultural traditions. We are reminded again what a community, defined more by our commonalities than our differences, can do when we get together in common cause.
Gratefully Yours,
Becky Allen
GardenShare, Executive Director