This year’s Decorated Table Trivia event was a magnitude of enthusiasm. The four tables spent the morning of March 5 testing their trivia knowledge and showcasing their decorating skills.
The table themes were unique and well-designed. Alumna Jen Anderson (‘10) incorporated wit and color into her table theme, “Clarkson the Place to VanGogh.” The decorated table was a painter’s
dream, with place mats shaped like paint palettes, pouring paint can centerpieces and a multitude
of art supplies as favors for her colorful guests. Susan Bristol (‘78) and her guests stole the show when they entered elegantly dressed to match the table’s “Downton Abbey” theme. The red,
white and blue of American pride rang loud and clear from Rita VanFleet (‘67, ’94, ’06) and her guests, who were decked out in Statue of Liberty tiaras and leis at the “Proud to be an American” table. The “Elvis” table brought the King to life and earned alumna Nicole Hardin (’95, ’97) this
year’s best decorated table. The table featured Elvis collector’s plates, a singing hound dog, various memorabilia and was chaperoned by a life-sized cutout of the King himself.
After brunch and table decoration viewing, the group played seven rounds of trivia. The “Proud to be an American” team answered the most questions correctly. Donations from this event will help the Alumni Association support current Clarkson College students. Test your own knowledge against a few of the trivia questions:
Get creative and join the table trivia fun March 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Howard Hall. Contact Rita VanFleet at email@example.com or 402.552.3516.