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Union County's History Quiz, 'You're Still Kidding, Aren't You?' Hits The Campus Theatre in March

Feb 23, 2016 06:04PM ● Published by Kevin

The Union County Historical Society will host "You're Still Kidding, Aren't You?" the county history quiz on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2 PM  at The Campus Theatre, Market Street, Lewisburg.  Tickets are on sale now at $10 for adults and $1 for students, at the following locations: West Milton State Bank, Mifflinburg Bank and Trust Company branches, the Union County Public Libraries; and The Mercantile on Market Street, Lewisburg. Tickets are also available from the Union County Historical Society, 103 South Third St., Lewisburg, during office hours Monday through Friday, or by mail.

"You're Still Kidding, Aren't You?" based on knowledge of local history, is presented by the historical society for the second year.

Two teams of self-professed history nerds, one representing Lewisburg, the other, Mifflinburg, will vie for the “gold cup of lore.” Mifflinburg’s team of librarian Kelly Walter, Union County Commissioner John Showers, and Mifflinburg High School’s Michael Sundberg, go head-to-head with the Lewisburg trio of Mayor Judy Wagner, Lewisburg Area School District Board President Kathy Swope, and League of Women Voters former National PresidentNancy Neuman. Last year's first-ever competition awarded the trophy to the victorious Mifflinburg team.

WKOK radio host Mark Lawrence serves as master of ceremonies. Joining Lawrence on stage is Bruce Teeple, UCHS board member and event creator, with Paul Mauger of Lewisburg keeping score.

Each team has the opportunity to answer several dozen local history questions – perplexing and often quirky –with audience members weighing in as well. According to Teeple, “The obvious response is rarely correct, and the correct response is never obvious! Before hitting the stage, contestants should brush up on Pennsylvania Dutch powwow remedies, beauty pageants and Civilian Conservation Corps campsites.”

The program is a fundraiser for the Union County Historical Society, and great entertainment for ages 9 to 99. "I never knew our local history could be so interesting…or maybe the word I'm looking for is bizarre" said one audience participant from the 2015 program.

Doors open at 1:30 PM with a pre-show continuous stream of period images set to music by Stephen and Martha Huddy. On the day of the event, March 19, tickets will be sold at the Campus Theatre box office starting at 12:30.

Contact the society at 570-524-8666 or info@unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

Information and photo provided by the Union County Historical Society.

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