The Honesdale PTA is hosting “The Brain Show” on Friday, October 10, 7 p.m. at the Honesdale High School Auditorium.


The Honesdale PTA is hosting “The Brain Show” on Friday, October 10, 7 p.m. at the Honesdale High School Auditorium.


PTA President Jen Rodriguez calls it “the hottest educational trivia game show in the country.” The cost to attend is just $2 per adult and $1 per student, with children four and under free. Monies raised will help offset some of the cost of bringing in the show.


 Rodriguez says the whole community is invited. “The mission for this is to bring families together for a night of fun,” she said. A PTA flier calls it, “as close as you can get to playing a real live TV game show.” Rodriguez says it’s a complete set, with podiums, electronic lights and sounds and a professional host. Audience volunteers become the contestants. “You can get middle schoolers up there competing against each other, teachers can compete against students, can compete against parents, whatever the mix is that gets up on the stage. So, the host will ask the questions and the questions can be anything from literature to math to lunch questions, Broadway shows, music, television. It’s for all ages.”


But the fun doesn’t end there. “It’s also physical. You don’t get your points just by answering the questions ...You have to do some kind of physical activity to earn the points.” Rodriguez wouldn’t give anything more away. “It’s a great way to show kids that education can be fun and cool. And that’s what the PTA wants to get across,” Rodriguez said.  

     
The Honesdale PTA is also inviting the community for a dinner before the show. Dinner is just $5 per adult and $3 per student, with children 4 and under, free.


 The Honesdale PTA serves close to 1,500 students from Stourbridge Primary, Lakeside Elementary, and Wayne Highlands Middle School. The Honesdale PTA currently has 313 members. Their goal is to reach a membership of 500 people. To find out more, contact Rodriguez at 253-1454 or visit their website at: HonesdalePTA.org.