Junior Auxiliary of Taney County Invites You to Put on Your Thinking Cap Ever find yourself shouting questions at Alex Trebek? If so, the Junior Auxiliary of Taney County invites you to grab several of your friends and join us for the ninth annual JA Trivia Challenge! This year’s magic-themed event, to be held Saturday, March 7, at the Chateau on the Lake, includes a fabulous dinner, a silent auction with many, many great items and, of course, the main event – a trivia competition that features team of eight members competing in ten interesting trivia categories of ten questions each. Hosts for the event will be Steve Willoughby and Janet Ellis from the Steve and Janet morning show on Hometown Radio, KOMC/KRZK. Winners take home a traveling trophy, some modest prizes and the honor of having beaten some of the area’s star trivia buffs! To be a part of this year’s Trivia Challenge or to provide a cash or item donation, please call 417.230.3577. The deadline for team registration is February 27 in order to confirm dinner reservations. Donations can be taken until the March 2. Each March, the Junior Auxiliary of Taney County holds this event as the major fund-raiser for the year’s charitable projects, all involving service to area families and children. The numerous service projects include everything from a prom dress project that provides beautiful prom dresses for girls in need and a mentoring project at Boys and Girls Club to a program entitled “Snacks in Packs.” Snack in Packs or “SIP” provides healthy food packs (regularly reviewed by two registered dietitians) to area elementary age children that might not otherwise get a great deal to eat when they are not at school (To receive a food pack, kids must be enrolled in the free or reduced price lunch program.). Junior Auxiliary of Taney County has 45 members who each year donate hundreds of hours to the chapter’s various projects. Nationally, more than 14,000 women serve their communities in Junior Auxiliary chapters, investing nearly $2 million in service projects in those communities.