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TriviaNite: ABWA holds fundraiser
The Colony charter chapter of the American Business Women's Association is known for helping women in the community and having a little fun while doing it. This month, the ABWA is hosting an annual fundraiser that's par for the course - TriviaNite.
TriviaNite is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. March 23 at The Frisco Party Hall. Tickets are $20 per person through March 16; after March 16, the price increases to $25 per person. Food and soft drinks are included in the ticket price.
The upcoming TriviaNite will be the associations third and largest, said Valerie Bartley, publicity chair for the ABWA.
"Initially we held the event at a small venue but have been able to increase our venue size each year," she said. "We will play trivia based on various popular topics and we have a silent auction of various items that business owners donate. It is a great opportunity to network, have fun and play trivia."
Bartley said the event draws between 75 and 125 people, and the association has brought in more than $2,500 over the course of the evening.
"The money raised will help women advance their education and attend national ABWA leadership and regional conferences," she said.
The Colony charter chapter is looking for new members. Regularly scheduled meetings are held from 7-8:30 p.m. in Austin Ranch on the second Tuesday of the month. Each program includes a business-related topic and dinner.
For details, email the membership chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about American Business Women's Association, visit abwa.org.
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