Friday, March 11, 2016

Cabin Fever Trivia Night results and thanks

Gloria thanks our host, Tony Lynn
GardenShare's annual "Cabin Fever Trivia Night" was held on March 3, 2016 and was a very successful fundraising event.  Thirteen teams of four took part in the event and answered questions about GardenShare, the region's colleges, farming, and beekeeping.  When we finished up that evening, almost $2,700 had been raised to support GardenShare's work to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County!

Winning team
The winning team represented St. Lawrence Health System, who was also one of the presenting sponsors.  Other presenting sponsors included North Country Savings Bank and Stauffer Farms.  Friend sponsors were Green Hammer Construction, Save-a-Lot and SeaComm.  Tony Lynn, morning show host at The Wolf 95.3 was the evening's Master of Ceremonies.

The amazing volunteer committee that organized this event demonstrated what it means to be part of a caring community, as did all the local farms and businesses who donated to make this event possible. It's great to be part of such a generous and caring community!

2nd place team representative
Thank you to all those farms and businesses who donate to the prize packages for the winning teams, including:  Bittersweet Farm, Blackbird Cafe, Canton Apples, Eight O’clock Ranch, Fullers Farm, Harmony Farm, Kent Family Growers, Kingston’s Roadside Stand, Laws Lumber, Martins Farmstand, Parishville Center Orchard, St. Lawrence Brewing, Smith Farm Chicken, Squeak Creek Apiaries, Sweetcore Farm, and Tupper Hilltop Maple Treats.

Thank you to all who donated food for the event, including:  Ashley House, Cabot Creamy Cooperative,
Cascade Diner, Freihoffer, Josie's Potsdam, Little Italy, McDuff's Pub, Potsdam Food Co-op, and Stewart Shops.

Funds raised will support GardenShare's work to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County.  GardenShare's annual Local Food Guide, farmers market promotion, and promotion of Community Supported Agriculture help ensure that the County has a vibrant, local food system where our food choices are healthy for us, for our communities, and for the environment and where local farmers are able to make a living that supports their families.   GardenShare also makes it possible for people to use food stamps at area Farmers Markets and helps low-income families buy CSA shares so that everyone in the County has access to enough nutritious and affordable food to sustain a healthy lifestyle.  

Red Hot Trivia Peppers -
Best Team Uniform
Turn Ups - best team name