Bestselling author and Eureka Books co-owner Amy Stewart has accepted the role of Humor Judge at Humboldt Literacy Project’s 12th Annual Great Humboldt Trivia Challenge, April 23 at Cher-Ae Heights Casino.
In a twist added to the competition just last year, teams that do not have the correct answer to a trivia question may submit their best “wrong-but-funny” answer for prizes and glory awarded at the discretion of the Humor Judge. “We wanted to increase the ways people can win,” said HLP Executive Director Emma Breacain. “And we wanted to increase the fun. It worked, and the Humor Judge had more fun than anybody. We are honored to have Amy carry the Humor torch for us, and we expect she’ll enjoy herself.”
There are many ways to enjoy the Trivia Challenge, including registering a team of three to compete, or sponsoring a team’s entry fees. Audience members can bid on individual questions whose answers they think they know. Everyone is encouraged to check out a silent auction brimming with local art and goods, and to dress up for the literary-themed costume contest where adulation and more prizes will be showered upon the best group and individual costumes. The evening includes a lavish buffet dinner for players and spectators alike.
“I’m delighted to help support literacy in Humboldt County,” said Stewart. “’Wrong but funny’ happens to be my area of expertise, so I’m looking forward to hearing what the teams come up with.”
The Great Humboldt Trivia Challenge is the main annual fundraiser for the Humboldt Literacy Project, which provides free, confidential, one-on-one English language tutoring to adults. The United States has an adult illiteracy rate that has remained close to 15% for more than a decade. Breacain said, “We’re always looking for fun ways to combat a serious issue together.”
For more information about the Literacy Project or the Trivia Challenge, call (707) 445-3655 or visit HumLit.org.