2010-07-03 / News

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The Wednesday night trivia crowd at Papa Boo’s donated $3,000 to BLASST last week. Trivia Nite with Dan N Randy started some 12 years ago. Former owner John Starner initially hired a jazz trio to play between questions pulled from a Trivial Pursuit game. Dan N Randy – Dan Erickson and Randy Lawrence – soon took over music and writing original questions. There were eight customers their first night and for the first month or two, averaged a dozen per night. It has grown a bit in 12 years and more than 100 were there last Wednesday night. Participants form teams and choose a name. Some of the regular teams are Northbank Think Tank, Pontoon Platoon, Bucketucket Alliance, Zanesville Avenue Crew, Trividiots, Hairless Yetis and the Conchs. Trivia night runs from 7:00 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday, April through September. The $3,000 donation represents 50 percent of the 50:50 drawing held each week with the exception of one week donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. From left to right, Randy Lawrence on guitar; BLASST co-chairs Tory Wolfe and Marnita Swickhard; Cristy’s Pizza President Jason Biggs; and Dan Erickson on bass. Beacon photo by Charles Prince. The Wednesday night trivia crowd at Papa Boo’s donated $3,000 to BLASST last week. Trivia Nite with Dan N Randy started some 12 years ago. Former owner John Starner initially hired a jazz trio to play between questions pulled from a Trivial Pursuit game. Dan N Randy – Dan Erickson and Randy Lawrence – soon took over music and writing original questions. There were eight customers their first night and for the first month or two, averaged a dozen per night. It has grown a bit in 12 years and more than 100 were there last Wednesday night. Participants form teams and choose a name. Some of the regular teams are Northbank Think Tank, Pontoon Platoon, Bucketucket Alliance, Zanesville Avenue Crew, Trividiots, Hairless Yetis and the Conchs. Trivia night runs from 7:00 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday, April through September. The $3,000 donation represents 50 percent of the 50:50 drawing held each week with the exception of one week donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. From left to right, Randy Lawrence on guitar; BLASST co-chairs Tory Wolfe and Marnita Swickhard; Cristy’s Pizza President Jason Biggs; and Dan Erickson on bass. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.

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