Once a year, St. Andrew’s holds a quiz night that is full of fun, merriment, shenanigans, and friendly competition.
Table captains decide on a theme for their table of 7–9 persons and provide appropriate table decorations. They also work with the people seated at their table to settle on a potluck menu that fits the theme. Everyone at that table dresses up in costume and brings a potluck dish for the table. Themes can be elaborate or simple. At each table, there will be an envelope for donations for St. Andrew’s ministries—which come in later when it’s time for the “dessert dash.” After shared appetizers and eating dinner with your table-mates, the quiz begins!
The quiz (a type of trivia quiz) consists of eight rounds of questions on different subjects; each round is scored before the next begins and posted for all to see. Tables compete against each other for bragging rights and the right to add a token onto a perpetual (and pretty tacky) trophy.
Before the last round of the quiz, we hold the dessert dash. The table that collected the most money in its dessert envelope gets first choice of the goodies, then the table with the next highest amount gets to go, and so on until every table has a dessert to enjoy. The table that has executed its theme the best also receives an award. All monies raised go into St. Andrew’s general fund.