Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Quiz

We had a lovely time at the quiz the other night- Brother in law Chris -makes a superb Quiz Master ! There was a lot of good humoured banter and leg pulling going on between all the locals and himself which made for a great atmosphere . Pictured below is "Our Team "- We called ourselves " The Chicken Pluckers ! " no prizes for guessing who came up with that idea ! The pub as you can see was all decked out for Halloween- with fake cobwebs and pumpkins on every table -the landlord Gordon had gone to a lot of trouble.
Our Team -Pictured from left to right....Ann ,Lesley,aunty judy, me,Ned, The quiz master himself- Chris, John and Bill.

Above Chris reading the questions out-John looks like he`s concentrating hard there !
The questions were divided into sections - 10 questions in each section-with music from the 60`s , 70`s, 80`s and 90`s and a Halloween themed section. We were absolutely rubbish at the 60`s questions and not much better at the 70`s ! but we did pick up from there on and came a very respectable second place !
Chris very kindly wrote the questions out for Andrew and put them in a sealed envelope- Tim took them through to his house for him and they sat and had a go at the quiz together !! I think they did better than us ! It was lovely to see everyone taking part all wearing their awareness bands even the barmaids ! There was a raffle-which one of the barmaids won- but she very kindly put it back in to be re-drawn- so John won it !!
At the end of the evening a free supper was served -a very yummy chilli con carne with garlic bread-boy was it hot but very delicious -John polished off Ann`s too [ she had already eaten ] I`ll say no more- hmm !

The quiz made £130 !! we did receive a couple of donations from people who were unable to attend but wanted to support us- including those who sent money in for the raffle- which bumped it up to £ 160.00 !
A really big thank you to Chris for organizing the quiz and to Gordon and fantastic staff of The Red Lion for going to so much trouble and to everyone for entering the quiz and buying raffle tickets and supporting this cause- we really appreciated your support x


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So glad you had a fun, successful evening.

Denise said...

I loved quiz nights down at the pub and what better than for such a worthy cause. Excellent! Looks like a lot of fun was had by all.

Sharon said...

That sounds like such a fun time, I would have been bad at the quiz, but the fellowship would have been great! A great evening!

Anonymous said...

it sounds a fun time and very successful for the kind to send the questions round to your brother so he could participate too! of course John picked the name "Chicken Pluckers" for your team!!! ;-)

Terry said...

What a fun night for a great cause!

Jim said...

Would have loved to be a fly on the wall! The company, food and quiz all sounds so good! So John won a prize,eh?
Good job Janet and the rest of the Chicken Pluckers!!!!