Trivia night fundraiser goes wild

WHAT is a 'nictitating woman' doing to you?

If you know the answer to this question or want to find out, make sure you get along to the Banana Festival trivia fundraiser tonight.

The “wild, wild west” themed event is the first combined fundraising event for this year's queen entrants.

First-time queen hopeful Amanda Cook said she was looking forward to the night, even though she had not been studying for it.

“I'm hoping to win on sheer luck,” said the 19-year-old, laughing. “I have invited smart friends also.”

Miss Cook, of Murwillumbah, said she was also looking forward to the karaoke night fundraiser.

Fellow entrant Jess Hitchens, 21, believed the western theme was going to make for an exciting Banana Festival.

Organiser Janelle Skennar encouraged people to dress up with chaps, guns, cowboy hats or as saloon girls.

“There will be prizes for the best decorated table,” Mrs Skennar said.

Trivia and raffle prizes for tonight's event, which starts at 6.30pm at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre, include meat trays, fruit baskets, grocery, petrol and local store vouchers, DVDs, wine and more.

And while you may have been able to answer all our banana trivia, Mrs Skennar said that will not help you much as Friday night's trivia will extend beyond Murwillumbah's favourite fruit.

“There will be 10 categories, including local knowledge, history, sport, Australiana and music, especially country music.”

Entry is $10 for individuals or $100 per table of 10. BYO drinks and supper.

Quiz masters are Peter Skennar and Peter Bergquist.

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