Trivia Night Fundraiser for Mil­i­tary Mu­seum

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Lau­ren Halligan lhal­li­[email protected]­i­tal­first­media.com re­porter

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> All are in­vited to test their knowl­edge at an up­com­ing Trivia Night Fundraiser to ben­e­fit the The Friends of the New York State Mil­i­tary Mu­seum.

The event, now in its sixth year, will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Satur­day, Nov. 16 at the Sarato­gaWil­ton Elks Lodge #161, lo­cated at 1 Elks Ln., Saratoga Springs.

The evening will in­clude trivia, raf­fles, prime rib din­ner, dessert a cash bar and prizes. It’s ex­pected to be “a lot of fun for peo­ple,” said David Walling­ford, pres­i­dent of the The Friends of the New York State Mil­i­tary Mu­seum.

“We host it in con­junc­tion with Elks as a fundraiser for The Friends of the Mu­seum,” Walling­ford con­tin­ued. “It’s our big­gest fundraiser we have all year.”

Pro­ceeds from the event will help sup­port the New York State Mil­i­tary Mu­seum and its mis­sion to pre­serve, in­ter­pret and dis­sem­i­nate the story, his­tory and records of New York State mil­i­tary forces and veter­ans. Lo­cated at 61 Lake Ave. in Saratoga Springs, in a for­mer ar­mory, the mu­seum dis­plays thou­sands of ar­ti­facts in­clud­ing uni­forms, weapons & art from the Civil War to the present.

The mu­seum is cur­rently start­ing a project to cre­ate a per­ma­nent ex­hibit on the Iraq and Afghanista­n wars, and funds raised at the Trivia Night will help with

this en­deavor.

The Friends of the New York State Mil­i­tary Mu­seum has re­ceived sup­port from the com­mu­nity in pre­sent­ing the Trivia Night Fundraiser, in­clud­ing prize spon­sor­ships from Saratoga Na­tional Golf Club, Kane’s Wines & Liquor, Panza’s Restau­rant and Lake Ridge Restau­rant to name a few.

The win­ning trivia team will re­ceive their choice of a prize, and will have the op­por­tu­nity to take home the Trivia Night tro­phy, which will have their name en­graved on it, un­til next year’s event. The re­main­ing prizes will be raf­fled off.

At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter for the Trivia Night Fundraiser prior to Tues­day, Nov. 12, so they will be guar­an­teed to re­ceive a prime rib din­ner at the event.

Tick­ets are $50 per per­son or $400 for a ta­ble of eight peo­ple.

RSVPs can be made by con­tact­ing David Walling­ford at dwalling­[email protected]­cap.rr.com or (518) 584-9137.

LAU­REN HALLIGAN MEDIANEWS GROUP

The New York State Mil­i­tary Mu­seum is lo­cated at 61 Lake Ave. in Saratoga Springs.

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