We are gonna party, like it’s 1712 ! …. well almost. Abington’s 300th Anniversary Committee started their fundraising with a winner, Teamwork Trivia.
Over 200 people were in competition for the trivia gold medals and Abington commemorative mugs on January 8th, 2011.
Top honors: Bingtown bragging rights and the prizes went to the table named, the “Boston Teams”!
Led by Mike Franey and his committee, the 22 tables filled up as the game began at 7:30. The committee also supplied a generous number of local, historic Abington town trivia.
—Did you know that boxing champion John L. Sullivan, the Boston Strong Boy retired to Abington.
—Did you know that Abington’s forests supplied white oak used on the decks of the USS Constitution, Old Ironsides!
Cash raised before the event included 14 sponsors…at $ 100 each.
This outstanding effort brought in $ 1400.00 from local Abington businesses.
One happy trivia player spent $10 on a 50/50 raffle ticket and walked home with $ 675.00!
25 raffle items were on display, so people could take a chance on their favorites.
The portable refrigerated cooler was the biggest item.
The live auction, conducted by auctioneer Jim Wells, included Celtics tickets (box seats) and an encased, collectible 2007-2008 Celts/Lakers Championship basketball.