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Lake Granbury Kiwanis to host Bible Trivia Contest March 30

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This Easter, Hood County residents have an opportunity to compete for more than just candy-filled eggs, as they prepare to put their Bible knowledge to the test.

Lake Granbury Kiwanis Club is hosting a Bible Trivia Contest at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Granbury Live, 110 N. Crockett St. — just in time for Easter.

The event will serve as a fundraiser for Kiwanis, where one contestant from various local churches will compete to see who knows the most Bible trivia.

"We had a board meeting a few months ago and had more projects we wanted to fund in our yearly budget than we had expected revenue, so I tried to think of something I could do in the spring that wouldn't be too close to our other events,” Matthew Mills, event organizer, told the Hood County News. “It's something I enjoyed putting together.”

The first round will consist of a multiple-choice written test. The top finishers will then be on stage with buzzers for a question-and-answer session.

The final round will be in the style of Jeopardy, where contestants will wager their points and write down an answer to a final question.

Mills said the questions will be from both the Old and New Testaments and explained that the questions will be phrased in a way in which the translation from one testament to the other will not hinder the contestants from getting an answer correct.

Currently, there are 15 contestants from local churches, but Mills said since Kiwanis is not printing playbills for the event, new entrants can sign up “almost up to the day of the event.”

"We're hoping to get as many contestants as possible, but only one per church,” he said. “If someone wants to participate, they can contact Kiwanis through Facebook or send me an e-mail.”

The winner from the Bible Trivia Contest will receive $400 for his/her church. Additionally, the church that brings the most people to the event will also receive $400.

“If we have a nice turnout, we'll make this an annual event,” Mills said. “I'm excited to see multiple denominations coming together on Easter weekend to raise money for a good cause.”

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by going online to thenewgranburylive.com and searching “Bible Trivia.”

All proceeds from the Bible Trivia Contest will benefit the charitable work of the Lake Granbury Kiwanis Club.

For more information, message the Lake Granbury Kiwanis Club on Facebook, or email Mills at millsie77@yahoo.com.