Lincs-day-quiz-webBrainboxes will have a chance to prove their smarts on October 1st at the Big Lincolnshire Quiz Night.

Lincolnshire Co-op will be celebrating Lincolnshire Day and what’s great about the county with the ultimate test of local knowledge.

Quizzes will run simultaneously at four locations; the Drill Hall in Lincoln; the Admiral Rodney Hotel in Horncastle; the Solo Club in Sleaford and Gainsborough Old Hall.

Local celebrity Colin McFarlane is best known as the voice of The Cube, ITV’s popular Saturday night game show – and in his latest high-profile role he’ll be acting as virtual quizmaster for the Big Lincolnshire Quiz Night.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s Member Engagement Manager Richard Whittaker said: “We’re over the moon to have Colin on board, I think having him as our virtual quizmaster will really add some excitement to the night.”

People who are passionate about their local area will have an advantage as the quiz will have a Lincolnshire twist – subjects will include food, history and people.

“We’ll be testing what people know about where they live,” Richard said, “It’s going to be a really fun evening and a great way to celebrate everything that’s great about our county.”

People can get a ticket to any of the events for £3, while they’ll be available to dividend card holders for just £2. The price includes entry as well as a drink on arrival and refreshments during a half-time break that have been sourced locally.

There are vouchers up for grabs for the teams who know the most about yellowbelly life at each of the four events. At the end of the night one team will be crowned the overall winner with each member of bagging a copy of the Lincoln Monopoly board game.

Places at the events must be booked in advance and competitors can either sign up as a team, or register individually to be assigned a team.

It’s not the only way the Society will be celebrating Lincolnshire Day, with food stores also offering a sampling of local produce, a flag game to win Lincolnshire treats and a prize draw for members to win a Batemans Brewery experience break.

Customers can get involved in the fun between 2pm and 6pm in all Lincolnshire Co-op food stores.

Lincolnshire Co-op pharmacies and travel branches will be getting involved too, selling Lincolnshire crossword sheets for 50p, all proceeds of which will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.

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