Family Feud comes to Jefferson

Who do you most associate with sports in Jefferson?

Where would you purchase a greeting card?

Name a street that runs east to west.

It’s questions like these that will have four teams competing in the first ever Jefferson edition of Family Feud on Saturday night, November 19, at the History Boy Theatre Company at RVP~1875 in Jefferson.

The Jefferson edition of Family Feud is a FUNdraiser for Jefferson Matters: Main Street and is bound to be a fun one. Family Feud is the game show where knowing the “right” answer isn’t necessarily the way to victory – as all answers are based on survey questions answered by the general public. In the case of Jefferson’s Family Feud game, survey questions were asked throughout the summer at community events such as the Bell Tower Festival.

Four teams have stepped up to the plate to be the first contestants, in what Jefferson Matters: Main Street organizers hope to be an annual event. Teams, representing a wide variety of community members, have been challenged to be entertaining and fun – just like those on the Family Feud game show.   The emcee, Doug Rieder, well-known sports guru and broadcaster in Greene County, is bound to make it entertaining as well.

Teams, with team names and members, include:

Bunkers Dunkers

Randy & Phyllis, Evan Bunkers, Ellen Bunkers Ritters and Michael Dowd.

Mom Jeans 4 Life

Bonnie Silbaugh, Erin Daniel, Laura Smith, Diana Smith and Nikki Uebel.

Righteous Sisters

Gina Harrington, Marianne Carlson, Denise Harberts, Teresa Shahan and Linda Hall.

Greene County Schools Cardigan Crew –

Amy McGinn, Kathy Dobney, Jill Lamoureux, Wendy VanderLinden and Lisa Wilkins.

The November 19 event is unique in many ways. It is organized with a social hour from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. with the “bring your own beverage” concept. Appetizers are included in the ticket price and will be from Jefferson Matters: Main Street district restaurants, compliments of the Main Street organization. The first of two Family Feud games will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Jefferson edition of Family Feud is a first-time event for the Jefferson community and is modeled after a very successful similar event done by the Main Street organization in Manning, Iowa. Peg Raney, Jefferson’s Main Street director, says, “We want to make our Main Street events fun and engaging. This is a way to make one of our fundraising efforts fun and engaging too.”

Tickets for the event are $25 and available at the Jefferson Matters: Main Street office and Printer’s Box.




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