The Partnership for Educational Excellence is gearing up for an exciting trivia night on Saturday 2  February 2019.  

The evening will help fund Partnership programs that benefit CUSD7 students through annual school grants and academic tuition scholarships of $1,000 per student!

The “For the Love of Education” Trivia Night will be held at the Gillespie Civic Center, 115 North Macoupin (behind the firehouse).  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the competition begins at 7:00 p.m.  Mulligans will be for sale; lightning rounds will keep the evening lively; and a variety of door prizes will be awarded.

A highlight of the evening will be the kickoff of The Partnership’s Fourth Annual Grand Raffle.  Ticket sales will begin that night, and two early bird prizes of $100 each will be awarded.  The winners’ tickets will then be returned to the “pot” for a second chance at the grand prize.

The grand prize of $5,000 will be awarded on Palm Sunday (14 April 2019) during the annual spaghetti luncheon at Ben-Gil Elementary School.  Only 500 tickets will be sold; ticket price is $20.  Previous winners include Elaine and Kevin Gray, Julie and Tim Wargo, and Sally and Peter Seraphin, all families of alumni and/or local residents.  The Gray’s and Wargo’s children have also been awarded Partnership scholarships.

Trivia contestants are invited to bring their own beverages and snacks.  Alcoholic beverages are permitted with a photo I.D.  

The fee is only $100 per table, up to 10 people per team. 

To register: e-mail us at; or visit to register online or to print out a mail-in form; or write to The Partnership, P.O. Box 125, Gillespie IL 62033.