It takes a busy hive to host a Bee, and we appreciate all of the help behind the scenes before and after and on-stage, too. We offer our very sincere thanks and appreciation to: emcee Blake Hayes for hosting with humor and wit, referee Dwayne Hopkins for keeping us on pace; esteemed judges Cindy Fasulo, Nanci Goudey, and Patty Bolduc (a.k.a. the Scarborough School Nurses) for lighting up the stage with their charm, and for weighing in on answer challenges with aplomb. Our hometown fellas, The Crooners, Carlo Giraulo, Vinnie Fierro and Paul Andriulli, started off the evening with their golden voices and swinging sounds. If you had peeked 'behind the curtain', you would have found Eric Lehmann running the sound and lights board and keeping us in the spirit of the evening with choice musical soundtracks.
A special thank you to our games hosts, Biddeford Savings' Lori Boucouvalas, Nikki Regan, Stephanie Deroche, and Tracy Kelly. We are grateful as well to SoPo Catering's Jay and Pam Gerrish who made such yummy treats, and Camp Ketcha's Tom Doherty, Mary Ellen Nisbet and all the staff for sharing their great space with us!
We love and appreciate all our dedicated volunteers: Bert Follansbee, Cindy Fasulo, Donna Snyder, Robbie Moulton, Dwayne Hopkins, Jim and Kathy Elkins, Retta Choate, Dave and Linda Paul, Kate Cook, Betsy Moore, Sharyn Shearer, Julie Bassett, our official PG-BEEsSharon Curry and Kate Cook and the very "bee-sy" scorekeepers, Mark Follansbee and the Scarborough High School students. Finally, a big thanks to our secret panel of volunteers who draft those tricky questions.
Teams are competing today for bragging rights and trophies for: Trivia Champions, Best Team Costumes, Best Team Name, and Most Enthusiastic Supporters. Let our panel of esteemed Judges (Scarborough School Nurses) know who you think has the best team name. Judges will decide the winners tonight at the Bee. Good luck to all the teams!
Last year, Scarborough Public Library's team took home the best team name prize: Mind Blowing Intelli-gents. And the Scarborough Fire Department took home another win in the Best Team Costumes category.
Twenty-four teams will be competing in the 10th Annual Trivia Bee! Take a look at the teams, players, and sponsors here...
We hope you'll join us at Camp Ketcha on Thursday, October 26th to find out who will be the smartest team in town. It promises to be another lively, fun-filled, and light-hearted event. Come out and root for your favorites: several past champions who are coming back to vie for bragging rights and trophies (Trivia Champion, Best Team Name, Best Team Costumes, Most Enthusiastic Supporters) and there are new players, too!
Last year's Trivia Champions were the Maine POPS Concert Band's team In the Key of 'Bee'. Will they take the trophy again this year?!
The 10th Annual Trivia is Project GRACE's signature event, bringing friends and neighbors together to celebrate our community spirit, raise funds for our mission, and have a spirited trivia competition for bragging rights and trophies. We're thrilled to have these stars on stage to make our marquis event a special occasion for all:
M.C. Blake Hayes, ESTEEMED JUDGES The Scarborough School Nurses/Cindy Fasulo, Nanci Goudey, and Patty Bolduc, REFEREE Dwayne Hopkins, THE CROONERS Carlo Giraulo, Paul Andriulli, and Vinni Fierro, FANFARE by Eric Lehmann, and our own PG BEES, Sharon Curry & Kate Cook. Bert and Mark Follansbee will be leading the team of Scarborough High School student scorekeepers.
Pam & Jay Gerrish and the SoPo Catering team will be serving up delicious treats and offering a cash bar, while our good friends at Biddeford Savings will be running the "Game Hive" with raffles and prizes.