Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Very Fetching Trivia Night

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Sonja, Portia, and Darren.

They said it couldn't be done. And we said, "Well, you're probably right, but we're gonna give it a go anyway." We did. And it happened. And our very first event was a huge success! Hosted by the always entertaining and hilarious Portia Turbo, A Very Fetching Trivia Night raised over $3000 - all of which goes directly back to the dogs in foster care with Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption.

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Not only did we have the trivia itself but we had a bucketload of mini-games between rounds and, thanks to some very awesome and generous businesses and people, more prizes than we could shake a stick at! Actually, a stick would've been handy for the balloon-popping frenzy! We also had a "Build Your Aiplane" game and while there were clearly some pros who must build paper airplanes for a living, there were also some who probably should never be asked to build an airplane again. Ever. One even ended up farther back than it started...

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We would like to firstly say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to the night and supported us. We will readily admit that we had no idea what we were doing, how we organised it, or how we ended up pulling it off - but we do know we couldn't have done it without you guys. The fact you came was brilliant, the fact you dug deep and ended up giving a further $2000 on the night is absolutely amazing.

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We would also like to thank the people and businesses that donated prizes and auction items. We were taken aback by your generosity and it was your contributions that ensured a successful night. And, we can't forget the Woolpack Hotel, who helped us with setting up and the staff, who catered to our every need!

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Again, a huge thank you to everyone who came and dug deep and to those who donated:

Dural Pet Store
Jenny Nappa
Heidi Naef (Ractivand)
Michelle Ractivand
Leanne Olivieri
Markus Zusak
Sonja Ractivand
Savana Salvatore
BWS Liquor Store (Lindsay St, Leumeah)
Bill Skinner
Valarie Cheers
Theo Ractivand

So, here's to a successful night and now to start planning the next event...

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