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Test your trivia and raise funds for KM programs

Sound system goal achieved, community outreach

Pictured (from left) are Karla Florance, Jill Abatto, Betsy Vinopal, Tamara Gogin, Laurie Stencil and Pam Sloan (front row), Lynn Kolb, Lisa Chase and  Mark Kolb made up one of the trivia teams during last year's KM Trivia Night. This year's event is March 16 at the high school and proceeds support school initiatives.

Pictured (from left) are Karla Florance, Jill Abatto, Betsy Vinopal, Tamara Gogin, Laurie Stencil and Pam Sloan (front row), Lynn Kolb, Lisa Chase and Mark Kolb made up one of the trivia teams during last year's KM Trivia Night. This year's event is March 16 at the high school and proceeds support school initiatives. Photo By Picasa

Feb. 27, 2013

The Kettle Moraine Education Foundation (KMEF) is hosting its third annual Trivia Night at the high school the evening of March 16. Quickly becoming the highlight of the year for competitive and amateur trivia buffs alike, this event has raised more than $20,000 during the past two years.

Funds raised have gone directly to benefit children participating in wrestling, the Academic Decathlon team, boys and girls hockey, the Wales Elementary WETV program, elementary and middle school Lego team kits, baseball, volleyball, the Model United Nations Team and more.

Nearly 50 teams of eight contestants including high school students, parents and community members have competed each year in Trivia fun, exciting raffles and games all to help support students. For more information and to register, visit www.kmsd.edu/trivianight.

Raise the Volume

The foundation also completed another large project this year in coordination with KM Music Parents Association and the KMEF Fine Arts Fund, raising $77,000 to complete the Raise the Volume auditorium sound system renovation project.

The auditorium is a community centerpiece with performances throughout the year by students at all grade levels, including drama plays and music concerts. The new system will allow students to showcase their incredible talents with a sound system.

Community partner

Taking an exciting step to expand KM's standing in the community, KMEF made the decision to align with the Waukesha County Community Foundation opening a charitable investment with them. KMEF activated funds that were previously stagnant in the checking account. With market appreciation, the account has grown more than $2,000 this year. KM's association with Waukesha County Community Fund will increase the visibility of KMEF creating a stronger presence in the county and Southeastern Wisconsin.

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