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Trinity Catholic uses game show as school fundraiser


MASSENA - Families will be feuding Friday night at the Massena Knights of Columbus Hall, but it’s all in good fun as a fundraiser for Trinity Catholic School.

Teams will square off against each other during Trinity Catholic School’s Family Feud, and there’s an opportunity for one of them to split a $500 prizes.

The evening will also include the drawing for a “Just the Cash” fundraiser for $10,000.

Principal Joan M. Rufa said for $15 a person it’s an opportunity to enjoy dinner and entertainment while helping the school in the process. It’s $5 for those who just want to watch the families feud following diner.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner, which includes chicken cordon bleu or vegetable lasagna, vegetables, tossed salad, dessert and coffee, follows.

The Family Feud portion, with Sanford T. Cook as the host, kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

“The first half is actually going to be for entertainment only. We have four teams made up of friends of Trinity and Trinity people. Each team is taking on a persona of a TV family,” she said.

Mrs. Rufa’s team will be playing the Clampetts from Beverly Hillbillies.

“Two teams will play each other in a regular Family Feud format. Then the other two teams will play each other. The winners of each of those rounds will play each other,” she said.

During the second half of the evening, audience members will have a chance to try their luck at the game, and a chance for their team to split $500.

“We will be drawing names from the audience to participate on the teams. We’ll be choosing four teams out of the audience. Those teams will actually have a chance to win $500. There are five people on a team, so the winners will split $500 and walk away with $100 each at the end of the evening,” Mrs. Rufa said.

The grand finale to the evening will be the drawing of the lucky winner of the “Just the Cash” contest. That person will take home $10,000.

“We’ve been running that raffle for close a month now. Only 200 tickets were printed and tickets were $100 each,” she said.

The concept for Friday night’s fundraiser came from Mr. Cook, Michael Guimond and Angie Guimond, according to Mrs. Rufa.

“Sandy Cook, Angie Guimond and Mike Guimond came to us a while ago and suggested this as a fundraiser,” she said.

Tickets are still available at Season’s Specialty Shop, Laneuville’s or Trinity Catholic School. They will also be available at the door on Friday night.

For more information, call 769-5911 or visit

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