The Pervasive Parenting Center hosted the 2nd Annual Trivia Night Saturday, March 5, at The Community State Bank in Poteau, OK. The event was held to raise funds for the center. More than 70 attended the event.

This year’s theme was 80s Movies, and several participants dressed as their favorite movie characters. Seven teams competed and raised more than $1000.

Funds raised will go to the Pervasive Parenting Center and will be used to help families in the area coping with disabilities. In the past the center has donated more than $800 to local special education departments in LeFlore, Sequoyah, and Haskell Counties. It also helped with autism training for more than 700 local teachers, professional, and parents. They have hosted Sensitive Santa in all three counties as well as Sibshops for siblings of children with disabilities. Members worked with state-wide resources to hold trainings and conferences in the area related to developmental disabilities.

"We are thankful and excited about the funds we raised here this weekend," said Kodey Toney, director of the non-profit organization. "With these funds we will continue to give back to the communities and help bring in resources so that we can assist families in eastern Oklahoma struggling with the issues involved with having a disability."

Winner of the Team Costume Contest and Second Place in the trivia competition was the LeFlore County Roller Derby team. This team included: Tarah Fruen - Aunt Fanny, Alea Gonzalez - Norman Skates, Janie Brown, Katie Duncan - Crash Not Burn, Laura Daves - 2tee, Dustin Daves - Wingman, Ben Cahoon - The Big Cahoona, Nicole Watts, Amanda Watts - Double D Battery, and Daisy Broom - Daized & Contuzed.

Individual Costume winner was Stewart Seamans of Panama.

First place in the overall Team Trivia was Special Olympics Area 10. This team included: Tanna Weaver, Randy Weaver, Hannah Weaver, Barbara Leonard, Regina Smith, Hannah Smith, Lee LeMaster, Mike Newman, Regina Newman, Glenda McAllister, and Laura Rice.

"We want to thank all the sponsors that made this event a success," said Toney. "We want to thank The Community State Bank, Dr. Dennis Carter and Dewey Medical Center, Walmart, Panama PTO, LeFlore County Roller Derby, John Hamilton, Bob Free, Special Olympics, and Dianna Manis who sponsored teams and raised funds throughout the night. Our emcee Heath Bates donated his time, as well as judges Lyle Deiter and Aaron Moore. Thanks to the Wister National Honor Society, all of the teams that took their time to support us, and all the volunteers on the board of directors."

For more information on the Pervasive Parenting Center visit www.pervasiveparentingcenter.org.

For more information, contact Kodey Toney at (918) 658-5076 or ktoney@pervasiveparentingcenter.org.