Nepali Singers Surprise TRIVIA NIGHT Attendees

Trivia_Std02By Bonnie Matzat — Photos by Ron Virus

CFNA held its sixth annual Trivia Night on Saturday, November 16th, at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church and with approximately 225 participants; it was their largest Trivia Event to date.  Significant for CFNA, the number of New American participants was also the largest – perhaps 30 or more. To the delight of everyone, Nepali Singers led by Gagan Gurung sang Thy Loving Kindness in Nepali and in English, and captured the essence of CFNA.

Pastor Joel Christiansen welcomed the attendees who enjoyed a light supper of chili and snacks.  Following the meal, trivia competition and bingo games began.  Joanie Harwell and Stanish Stanley read this year’s trivia questions.  Jerry and Joyce Birk served as bingo callers.  Throughout the evening, a silent auction was held.  There was a grand offering of sale baskets, gift certificates, and an assortment of useful and interesting items.

Trivia_FeaturedMany helping hands contributed to the success of the evening.  Volunteers sought donated items for the silent auction and picked them up, prepared food, organized auction items, managed ticket sales, set up tables and chairs, and served in various other ways.  CFNA extends its sincere thanks to each and every one of them.

CFNA is especially grateful to the congregation of Webster Gardens Lutheran Church for the use of their facilities and for their helpful support.  Appreciation is also expressed to the Christ for Youth Charities Foundation and to several Thrivent chapters providing matching funds.

Thanks to all who came, all who served, and to other generous donors!