The Andy Griffith Show Trivia Contest

        The Andy Griffith Show premiered Monday, October 3, 1960 on CBS television.

This was perfect timing for life-long fan, Dwain W. Penn, since he premiered on this earth in June 1955.  Penn was five years old when he began watching the show, growing up with Opie Taylor, played by Ronny Howard. The habit of watching the show continues sixty years later.

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To celebrate this landmark in quality television entertainment, historic New Hebron Baptist Church is hosting a trivia contest on Sunday, September 20, at 3 p.m.  Grand prize is a complete DVD set of The Andy Griffith Show, a $80 value.  Second prize will be $20 cash and third prize, $10.

No registration fee is required; but contestants must pre-register prior to the day of the event.  Contest format can be individuals or teams up to four members.  The contest will be double elimination Ė two wrong answers and youíre out.  The final contestant/team will have to answer two questions correctly before being declared the winner.  Questions for the contest, compiled by Dwain Penn, are direct quotes from episodes requiring identification of the specific show.  Other trivia matter will be added in for variety and spectators' entertainment.

Even if you donít participate in the contest, come out and enjoy a unique, historic church located in the hay fields of Pike County and fellowship with other fans of The Andy Griffith Show.  Historic New Hebron Baptist Church is located at 570 New Hebron Church Road, Concord, Pike County, Georgia, 30206.  A free-will offering will be received after the contest.  To register or for more information, 770-567-4113 or newhebronbc@hotmail.com.  [If registering by email, realize that Penn does not have web service at home, so register at least a week prior to September 20.]

A second trivia contest will be held 7 pm, Tuesday, October 20 in the basement meeting room at the Thomaston-Upson Archives, 301 South Center Street.  Pre-registration is required for that event, too.

Due to the unpredictable nature of Covid-19, visitors are welcome to be comfortable.  Wearing masks is suggested but not required at both contests.  However, social distancing is required among the 32 church pews and 50 or so seats in the archives meeting room.  Welcome and Enjoy!