The first New Music Trivia Fundraiser to benefit the Kids in Motion/Teens in Motion (KIM/TIM) programs was declared a success by the sponsors, with 12 teams of eight competing on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Hannibal Knights of Columbus Hall.

The first New Music Trivia Fundraiser to benefit the Kids in Motion/Teens in Motion (KIM/TIM) programs was declared a success by the sponsors, with 12 teams of eight competing on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Hannibal Knights of Columbus Hall.

Nicole Martin, TIM coordinator, explained the contest had 10 rounds, with the beginning of six songs played in each one. The song categories were Christian rock, '60s, Christmas, country, musicals and pop.

Each team could write the name of the each of the six songs, then the papers were collected for scoring. Some songs were so familiar that team members were singing along, giving away the name of the song.

At the end of the contest, the eight members of the winning team would receive cups full of candy and other prizes, Martin said, adding the winning team would also receive a package of Smartees candy, while the team with the lowest score would receive a package of Air Heads candy.

After the contest ended, Martin reported members of the winning Soulful Singers team were Mark and Lori Alexander, Lon and Liz Sitton, Steve and Katie Schisler, and Jake and Sarah Woodrow.

KIM and TIM personnel were grateful for the help of contest leaders Keith Wiemelt of Quincy Notre Dame and Brody Woodward of KICK-FM.

Also helping with the contest were RSVP Director Stacey Nicholas and Alex Jennings, volunteer coordinator with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program.

Townsquare Media was the major event sponsor, and numerous additional sponsors helped finance this first-time event, Martin reported.

Each team paid $100 to compete, and the proceeds will help fund the KIM/TIM programs, which are offered through Douglass Community Services (DCS).

KIM/TIM Director Amy Vaughn explained that the funds raised will “go toward the 2018” schedule of events.

“We hope to add 10 kids to TIM and we need to purchase a vehicle for TIM,” Vaughn said. “Each year we add 10 kids to TIM. We had 20 this year, so will have 30 in fall of 2018.

“Teens in Motion is a school year-based program and offers after-school events. It starts in September and ends in May.”

Kids In Motion is a summer program that offers pre-employment skills and opportunities.

The board also hopes to add strategic planning for the future, Vaughn said.

For more details about the KIM/TIM programs call 573-221-3892, Ext. 246 or email kids@douglassonline.org.

Reach reporter Bev Darr at bev.darr@courierpost.com.