Four teams assembled in the Garden Room of Liston Hall on Thursday the 13th of December to listen to Question Master Mike Miller (see photo’), who read out the 50 general knowledge questions kindly supplied by AIM member Keith Bracey.
Prior to Mike’s inquisition, mulled wine, soft drinks, mince pies and other savouries, plus a selection of sweet nibbles, were served up for the willing (and not so willing) contestants (see photo’) and a good quantity of raffle tickets were sold.
Once 30 questions had been asked, glasses were refilled and appetites salved. As we had assembled around 40 raffle prizes, half of these were raffled off prior to returning to the quiz.
20 questions later, the ‘We Three Queens’ team emerged triumphantly (by one point) and each team member was awarded a Terry’s chocolate orange, or a bag of chocolate money.
Drinks and food were topped up and then the raffle recommenced until no prizes were left. However, everyone won at least two prizes and these generally outweighed the expenditure. So, a fun evening was had by all and small profit boosted AIM’s funds.
Many thanks to all those who contributed raffle prizes – Saddle Safari, Andrew Milsom, the Market (fruit, veg, fish [voucher], Sicilian foods [voucher], bird and dog food), Hunts Hardware, Burgers [voucher], Jean Raymond and a significant number of generous AIM members.