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There's more than thirty events related to Big Read Waukesha this month. It's the first time Waukesha has done this community-wide program and I hope it's not the last. I picked up my free book, "Fahrenheit 451" and I've started reading it. I'm checking the program brochure often and attending the events that interest me.
Tonight, the event that interested me was the "So You Think You Know It All?" trivia contest. I arrived in the middle of it and immediately found it entertaining. One adult was pitted against five eigth graders to answer questions from five categories for points. Former mayor Carol Lombardi hosted the contest in similar fashion to the show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" There were four teams of eigth graders but not enough adult volunteers, so I stepped up after watching for a while. I answered all five questions correctly! Not difficult when you consider one question was "Which book is Waukesha reading for the Big Read?"
Thanks to many, many sponsors there were generous prizes for the student and adult victors. Unfortunately, the top two adults, me among them, and the top two student teams were tied. I went head to head with the woman who volunteers at the Waukesha County Museum and I missed a couple. She got every one right! Each student on the winning team left with prizes worth at least $60.00 and the gal that beat me? A gift basket of tickets and certificates worth $350.00! I'm not bothered by not winning. I went to the Civic Theatre to watch and ended up having a much better time than I thought I would.