A trivia-night fundraiser is planned for Saturday, March 21, 2020, to help the Dodge County 4-H and FFA youth Meat-Animal-Sale Committee raise money for upgrades in the lamb and beef barn at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

“We are raising money for a ventilation system in the lamb and beef barn — similar to what was installed in the hog barn last year,” noted Eric Salmi, event chairman. “The ventilation system helped in the hog barn by circulating the air and pushing the heat out of the ceiling. As a result, the animals were a lot more comfortable with that constant air flow on them”

In addition, the committee is considering a few other projects. “We’re looking into some electrical upgrades in the barns, and we want to review options for some sort of shelter, but we haven’t finalized what that will be at this time.”

As usual, the annual Dodge County Trivia Night at Dodgeland High School, Juneau, Wis., will feature 10 rounds of 10 questions with each team consisting of eight players. Topics range from sports, to music, to Disney. “We have one huge change this year,” noted Salmi. “The doors will open at 4 p.m., and trivia will start at 6 p.m. to try and get everyone headed toward home by 10 p.m.” To register a team for trivia night, e-mail [email protected] or call 920-988-1817. “We had close to 60 teams last year, so the sooner you get your teams to me, the closer you can be to the front of the room where all the action is.”

In addition to trivia, the committee will have their standard bucket raffles with silent-auction items and a 50/50 raffle. “If someone or a business would like to donate to trivia night, you can contact me at [email protected] or 920-988-1817,” added Salmi. “Some past donations have included meat, game, and movie-night baskets; tailgate packages; gift-certificates; patriotic wood-working projects; show boxes, and much more.”

Over the years, the trivia-night event has raised money for various projects at the Dodge County Fairgrounds to support youth in the Dodge-County area: the small-animal building, all new hog pens in the hog barn; new lamb pens; a ventilation system in the hog barn; and money was also tucked away for future rentals of a certified registered scale for livestock weigh in at the fair.

The Dodge County Fair is scheduled for Aug. 19-23, 2020.

Written by Dori Lichty — farm wife, 4-H Mom, and full-time communicator