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Think You Know Andersonville History? Play Free Virtual Trivia Thursday Night

Winners will receive gift cards to Andersonville small businesses.

Courtesy Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
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ANDERSONVILLE — An Andersonville trivia night will allow residents to test their knowledge of the neighborhood and help out its small business at the same time.

Elected officials and community leaders will host an Andersonville-themed virtual trivia night from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Winners will receive gift cards to local businesses.

To register for the free event, click here.

The event is meant as a way for the neighborhood to come together during a trying time and learn more about ways people can help Andersonville’s mom-and-pop stores and groups, said Michael Sewall, director of constituents services and community outreach for Ald. Matt Martin (47th).

“We’ve tried to do as many meetings and town halls to provide essential information” on the coronavirus pandemic, Sewall said. “We started thinking through, ‘What can we do that’s fun, that can bring the community together?'”

Martin joined with other Andersonville officials Alds. Andre Vasquez (40th) and Harry Osterman (48th) to coordinate the trivia night. The officials will start with an update on the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to help the Andersonville community through the outbreak, Sewall said.

There will be two rounds of trivia, where questions will be asked by the owners or representatives of Andersonville businesses and groups, including Women & Children First Bookstore, The Edgewater Historical Society, Dispensary 33, the Swedish American Museum and others.

Each guest will take time after the questions to talk about how their business or organization is faring during the pandemic, and ways neighbors can help, Sewall said.

Questions will cover Andersonville’s history, well known landmarks and the local business community. The three top-scoring players will receive a gift card for a local business donated by each aldermanic office.

“It’ll be an opportunity for folks to hear from their favorite businesses and organizations and learn more about their neighborhood,” Sewall said.

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