A Trivia Night fundraiser benefited Crisis Care shelter. (Photo submitted)
A Trivia Night fundraiser benefited Crisis Care shelter. (Photo submitted)

VAN WERT — There was much laughter and fun at the sold-out Trivia Night fundraising event which took place last Saturday night at the Van Wert Elks. The event was held to raise money for Van Wert’s emergency shelter for victims of domestic and family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking operated by Crisis Care.

Over 200 people attended the event to participate in a spirited and rowdy competition of trivia. A silent auction and several raffles enabled many who attended to go home with cash and prizes. Numerous local businesses generously donated gifts, and many also sponsored entire tables for their employees.

“Great generosity from our community and a wonderful sense of spirit made this a successful fundraising event. We are so pleased with the outcome and hope to make this an annual event,” stated Leslie Wilkin and Janet Crummey, committee co-chairs.

The “Trivia Trophy” was won by the Alexander and Bebout team. Future winning teams will be added to the trophy each year.

The event raised over $7,000 for Crisis Care to be used to improve and update the only emergency shelter for victims in Van Wert County.

Crisis Care is a United Way agency and is supported by Van Wert County Foundation. For over 38 years, Crisis Care has served local victims of domestic violence, family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Free services for Crisis Care can be accessed by calling the 24/7 emergency hotline, 419-238-HELP (4357).