MMSC’s trivia night to return March 15

It’s become an annual tradition and an enjoyable night out for those looking to put their knowledge to the test.

The third annual trivia night to benefit the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center Foundation will be held at 6 p.m. March 15 at Dejardin Hall on the Marshalltown Community College campus. The night features ten rounds of trivia, food, prizes and fun.

“It’s just a fun night out,” said Val Ruff, director of the MMSC Foundation. “It’s fun for people who like competition and trivia and being with a group of people.”

Cost is $160 per team or $20 per person and includes a meal. First prize will be $250 and second place will earn $150.

This year’s event will have a special twist as participants can find out if they are smarter than a sixth grader. There will be questions tailored to that age group from school curriculum, and a group of sixth graders from Lenihan Intermediate School have been invited to have a table and compete at the event.

Ruff said this idea stems from the fact in past years participants have complained that the questions have been too hard.

“We thought this might draw a different group of people,” Ruff said.

Hosts for the evening will be Kevin Hitchins and Dr. David Clark. The money raised will go to the pending MMSC building project.

Deadline to register is Feb. 28. For more information call Ruff at 641-753-2712 or visit the hospital website at