Published in the February 17, 2017 edition

MELROSE — The Melrose Adult Trivia Bee will be held Saturday, March 25, at Memorial Hall.

The Trivia Bee is held annually as a fundraiser for The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership.

At this very popular city-wide event, citizens, city officials, business owners, teachers, club members and non-profit leaders compete on teams to discover which group knows the greatest amount of obscure and non-essential information.

The 2017 Melrose Adult Trivia Bee is sponsored by East Boston Savings Bank and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, a member of Hallmark Health.

“The Trivia Bee is not your average fundraiser,” said Jennifer McAllister, Coordinator of Volunteers at The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership. “This event generates a lot of excitement in the community with more than forty competing teams, local television coverage, and hundreds of spectators.”

Right now, all over Melrose, people are organizing their teams so they can participate in this popular event. The concept of the Trivia Bee is this: teams of three people who possess lots of useful and useless knowledge compete to answer trivia questions until only one team remains to be crowned Trivia Champions of Melrose. All teams have time to confer and are asked to answer the same question.

Teams may represent any constituency: schools, neighborhood groups, local non-profits, businesses, church or civic group — even friends and families.

Teams are forming now and you are invited to sign-up by filling out the entry form at

The cost is $250 for a team of three.

The Bridge: A School Community Partnership is a unique non-profit organization that recruits trains and places volunteers in the Melrose Public Schools. Established in 1993, The Bridge mission is based on the philosophy that young people benefit greatly when community members contribute their time, talent and expertise to assist public education.

For more information on the Trivia Bee or how to sponsor a team call 781-979-2299 or email: