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Sr Mothra Stewart emceed last night's Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center's Trivia Night fundraiser. The sell-out event held at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship was exceptionally well organized by Sandy Pensoneau-Conway, leading a team of amazing community volunteers. Sr Mothra opened the evening with a blessing, reminding attendees to hold in their hearts the difference between trivia and being petty. She fluttered her veil to keep the audience engaged while the real work of tabulating scores and distributing questions went on around her. Audience members dazzled her with their bright light when they were challenged to answer questions ranging from geography to celebrities' real names to pop culture math puzzles to song recognition and beyond. Side pieces--uh, no, "side games"--were also part of the fun, including a raffle, Skittles in a jar guessing game, and something to do with grabbing your behind for money.
After expenses, the event raised over $1780 for Rainbow Cafe, not including a generous donation of $300 to the SOIL Sisters, recognizing our contributions to their events across the year. Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center continues to thrive and grow, expanding its services to queer community in Southern Illinois and slated to move into new facilities soon.
Also present at the Trivia Night fundraiser were Sr Fagatha Hardness and Sr Gay Bitch Milkshake, although not manifested as sisters--they competed in the games as their secular selves. Sr Fagatha's team won the the trivia contest--our Abbess is hella smart and knows how to assemble a team, don't he? A person at Sr Milkshake's table won first pick at the raffle prizes, no doubt benefiting from the no-nonsense good fortune she brings to all endeavors. Neither unmanifested sister was given any special inside information or treatment by Sr Mothra, who honestly didn't recognize them out of face. Although not physically present, Sr Marjorie Arcana was there in spirit, psychically advising Sr Mothra to be kind and not to be too tawdry in a house of worship. Sr Jewnita Hug channeled their presence to the event through the lovely jewelry she gave (okay, loaned!) Sr Mothra.