By Joe Bachman, Stevens Point News
STEVENS POINT — As the World’s Largest Trivia contest nears on April 12-14, Gov. Tony Evers will denote the second weekend in April as “Trivia Weekend” for the state of Wisconsin.
This will be done to commemorate their 50 years as a contest. Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) asked Evers to recognize the contest and second weekend in April as Trivia Weekend. The proclamation will take place after the trivia parade on Friday, April 12.
Rep. Shankland issues the following statement in response: “I’m thrilled that Governor Evers has recognized the cultural and economic importance of Trivia Weekend by declaring it Trivia Weekend in the state of Wisconsin! The 50 anniversary of this contest is of great importance to our community. Trivia Weekend is packed full of incredible music, the best people, the weirdest questions, and an amazing time – and now the state gets to celebrate with us. Thank you to Governor Evers for declaring it Trivia Weekend in Wisconsin!”
The event will take place at the P.J. Jacobs Junior High School parking lot, 2400 Main St.
Slated to attend: Mayor Mike Wiza, Rep. Katrina Shankland, Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), Jim “The Oz” Oliva and John Eckendorf, Trivia writers/organizers, and UWSP Chancellor Bernie Patterson.
The presentation will take place near the south end of the parking lot.