Rotary version of Family Feud coming up

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Right off the bat, here’s what you need to know; it’s not ‘Family Feud’ per se that the Rotary Club of Slave Lake is putting on in April. It’s the ‘Rotary Club’s version of Family Feud.’

The distinction is important for legal reasons.

With that out of the way, let’s get on with this.

“It’s going to be a good event,” says Rotarian Harry Bartlett.” It’s a ‘give-back’ event; a nice night out, some laughs, maybe some prizes.”

Definitely some prizes, actually. The ‘maybe’ is for who gets them. Teams of six will compete in the game-show style event patterned after the game of the same name that appears on daytime TV. Apparently it’s quite popular, although not universally so.

Bartlett explains the ‘give-back’ concept further. He says the $60 per seat is pretty much a break-even price for the club. It’s set that way because the Rotary sees it as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to all the individuals, businesses and others who have supported Rotary projects so well over the years. The cost includes a Greg Gramiak-catered dinner and a chance at being chosen to compete for cash prizes.

“If it’s a sellout,” says Bartlett, “36 people will play. That’s pretty good odds.”

Capacity at the Legacy Centre for the April 6 event is 240 – or 30 tables of eight.

The host of the game show is a pretty important role, and Bartlett says they have somebody. However, he was not willing to reveal the identity of the person. That will come later.

“We already have the Steve Harvey of Slave Lake,” he says.

Bartlett anticipates a rush for tickets. They are available from Rotary members. Give Bartlett a call at 780-805-0482.

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