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Posted on: February 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 100th Anniversary Trivia & Scavenger Hunt Results

100th Ann Scav Hunt RESULTS

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: February 19, 2021

“The turnout for this event was amazing.  I think everyone had a lot of fun while learning about Westmont’s history,” said 100th Anniversary Committee Co-Chair Larry McIntyre, who coordinated the trivia/scavenger hunt contest.  “We made the contest very challenging on purpose.  Anyone who completed the challenge had to put in a lot of research and work.  Congratulations to everyone who participated.”

The contest consisted of 50 trivia questions and 50 scavenger hunt items combining for a total of 100 challenges.  With 4 extra credit opportunities, 104 points would be a perfect score. Many of the questions were difficult and required research.  Many of the challenges required participants to first solve the question, then go to a specific location and take a picture of the answer.  Of the original 52 teams that signed up, only 7 teams scored 75 or more points. 

Following are the results of the 100th Anniversary Trivia Contest and Scavenger Hunt Challenge.  Tie-breakers were determined by which team submitted their answers first.

1st place - FANTASTIC FOUR - 97 points
Team members - Lauren Baldwin, Karen Lela, Bettiann Gillis and Kristen Kelly

2nd place - TEAM EXCELsior - 95 points
Team members - Amy Quattrone, Sabrina Reimann, Kelly Smith, Michael Smith, Stella Qualizza and Joann Farley
NOTE - Answers submitted on January 22

3rd place - THIS ONE TIME IN WESTMONT - 95 points
Team members - Anisha Gawriluk, Doug Gawriluk, Miranda Spal and Ericka Green
NOTE - Answers submitted on January 31

4th place - CLASSIC CARS - 87 points
Team members - Marcia Cox and Tom Smith

5th place - WESTMONT LIFERS - 80 points
Team members - Marie and Joe Guzzo, Leslie and Mark Rough

6th place - TEAM TIGERS - 75 points
Team members - Lalitha Darbha, Suryakumari and Srinivas Sista
NOTE - Answers submitted on January 26

7th place - TEAM MUSIAL & FRIENDS - 75 points
Team members - Kim Errington, Laura Roberts, Joe Musial and Jim Musial
NOTE - Answers submitted on January 31

Each member of the top 3 teams will receive Westmont Know-It-All trophies and t-shirts.  Teams placing 4th through 7th will receive Westmont Know-It-All award certificates.  All of the teams that completed the challenge will be entered in a drawing for gift certificates to local restaurants.  Contest final results will be announced at a Village Board meeting in March. 

Following is a list of all the trivia questions and scavenger hunt challenges along with the answers.


TRIVIA QUESTIONS


Q1 - What year was the Village of Westmont incorporated?
Answer - 1921

Q2 - What was the name of the first Westmont bakery and where was it located?
Answer - Marek's - current location of Knights of Columbus, 25 N. Cass Avenue

Q3 -  What was this area called before it was incorporated as the Village of Westmont?
Answer - Gregg's, Gregg's Milk Station, Bushville

Q4 -  What famous blues artist called Westmont home?
Answer - Muddy Waters or Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater

Q5 -  Who is Westmont's longest-serving Village Clerk?
Answer - Jinny Szymski from 1997 to 2021
NOTE - Elmer Fries was the second longest serving Village Clerk from 1975 to 1997

Q6 - What is Westmont's newest municipal building?
Answer - Public Works Building, 155 E. Burlington Avenue

Q7 - What is the name of the Westmont Special Events Corp. mascot?
Answer - Stanley Jamburger

Q8 - What is the name of the Westmont High School Sentinel mascot?
Answer - Westy Monty, Wes Monty, or similar name

Q9 - How many square miles is Westmont?
Answer - 5 to 6 square miles accepted

Q10 - What was the unflattering nickname for Westmont related to alcohol?
Answer - Whiskey Hill or Wet Mont

Q11 - Name three purposes the Gregg House has served.    
Answer - Home, business office, speakeasy, restaurant, convent/rectory, museum, funeral home

Q12 - Who was Westmont's first Village President?
Answer - Vince Pastor

Q13 - Who was the first President of the Westmont Park District Board?
Answer - Joseph Johanik

Q14 - What were the first two parks established by the Park District?    
Answer - Kiwanis Park and LeBeck Park

Q15 - What group donated land to the Westmont Park District to create Veterans Memorial Park?
Answer - American Legion
NOTE - land was actually purchased at original cost for $25K

Q16 - List 5 businesses that have been located on the southeast corner of Cass & Ogden?
Answer - Jack in the Box, Checkers, White Castle, Walgreen's, Dr. Frank n' Fries, Mickey's, gas station

Q17 - What was the family name of the butcher located in downtown Westmont and had a rooster crest on their building?
Answer - Kohout's

Q18 - In the 1990's, the World Cup was held in the United States.  What foreign team chose Westmont as their home base during this time?
Answer - Germany Soccer Team

Q19 - List 5 bands that played at the Blue Village.
Answer - Deep Purple, New Colony 6, The Buckinghams, Ides of March, Shadows of Knight, Cryan' Shames, The Yardbirds, the Flock, Saturday's Children, The Mauds, The Byrds, The Trolls, Jamestown Massacre

Q20 - List the 2 longest-serving Westmont Mayors.
Answer - Bill Rahn - 1999-2013; Bill Robinson - 1929-1935 & 1953-1961

Q21 - List 4 locations where Pow Wow Days was held.
Answer - Ty Warner Park property, in front of Village Hall in commuter lot, Veterans Memorial Park, Cass & 63rd Street in Zayre's parking lot, Ogden & Westmont Drive where a theater and strip mall was located, northeast corner of Cass and Burlington when it was an empty lot circa 1970

Q22 - List 4 different uses for the property on the northeast corner of Cass and Burlington.
Answer - Parking lot, baseball field, National Tea Grocery Store, A&P Grocery Store, Blue Village Rock Club, empty lot circa 1970, location for various events held in parking lot including Oktoberfest, Trick or Treat Trail, Pumpkin Smashing Extravaganza, Taste of Westmont, Cruisin’ Nights, and more

Q23 - What tragedy occurred on the weekend of Westmont's 40th Anniversary Celebration?    
Answer - TWA Plane Crash

Q24 - What band took their name from a Muddy Waters song?
Answer - The Rolling Stones

Q25 - What Fab 4 song name drops Muddy Waters?
Answer - Come Together

Q26 - Who came to Westmont and served as Muddy's best man at his wedding in 1979?
Answer - Eric Clapton

Q27 - In what year did the Taste of Westmont begin?
Answer - 1996

Q28 - List three movies and/or TV shows that filmed in Westmont.
Answer - Rookie of the Year, Grace is Gone, Larry the Cable Guy in Witless Protection, Chicago Fire TV show, Reach the Rock

Q29 - What used to be on the land that is now the Hilton Hotel?
Answer - Healy Farm

Q30 - What is Westmont's oldest business that is still in operation?
Answer - Industrial Gas Engineering (IGE) - beginning in 1941
NOTE - Other long-time Westmont businesses include: Westmont Floral - 1951; Haraldsen's - 1952; Bales - 1960; Westmont Pharmacy (previously known as Plashar’s Pharmacy) - 1980; Westmont Restaurant - no longer using that name

Q31 - What current Westmont business is located in a building that used to be a Taco Bell?
Answer - Dave Criter Law Office, 19 E. 63rd Street

Q32 - What are the mascots for all schools that Westmont students attend?
Answer - 5 correct answers get a point - Sentinels, Panthers, Mustangs, Tigers, Meteors, Wildcats, Red Devils, Trojans, and more.

Q33 - What was the original name of JT Manning School?
Answer - Central School    

Q34 - What was the full name and profession of the person after which a Westmont school district is named?
Answer - Anna Oldfield Maercker, volunteer/teacher

Q35 - What was the name of the circus that called Westmont home?
Answer - Curtiss-Gregg Circus

Q36 - Why did William L. Gregg come to Westmont?
Answer - To create a brick manufacturing company to supply bricks in the rebuilding of Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire

Q37 - How was the Village motto "The Progressive Village" chosen?
Answer - Contest

Q38 - List 3 locations where the Village Hall has been located.
Answer - 31 W. Quincy, 1 S. Cass, 39 E. Burlington

Q39 - What famous blues artist who lived in Westmont chose a stage name as a tribute to Muddy Waters?
Answer - Eddy Clearwater

Q40 - List the last names of 5 Westmont Mayors who served prior to 1950.
Answer - Pastor, Green, Robinson, Dreusicke, Ceithmal, Swanson, Lossie

Q41 - List two former locations of the Westmont library.
Answer - 55 E. Richmond Street, Meservy home at Burlington and Lincoln

Q42 - What German rock band played an unscheduled acoustic performance at Oak Brook Hills Hotel?
Answer - Scorpions

Q43 - What was the name of the original drug store located at the northwest corner of Cass and Burlington?
Answer - Pleshar's

Q44 - Who owned and operated the first pharmacy in Westmont?
Answer - Claude Webster

Q45 - Who suggested the Village motto "The Progressive Village"?
Answer - Richard Doria

Q46 - Who was the person who officially changed the title of Village President to Mayor?
Answer - Andy Pasquinelli

Q47 - What is Westmont's oldest, still-operating service club?
Answer - Lion's Club - Jan 8, 1936
NOTE - American Legion - April 16, 1924 was accepted as a correct answer as well

Q48 - In what year was Holy Trinity Church established?
Answer - 1923

Q49 - What was the name of the girls softball team in the 1950's?
Answer - Red Hots

Q50 - On what street was the Gregg House Museum originally located?
Answer - Cass Avenue


CHALLENGES


C1 - Take a photo of the building that used to be the location of Pleshar's Pharmacy.
Answer - 2 N. Cass Avenue - Current location of Westmont Pharmacy

C2 - Take a photo of the building that used to be owned by Holy Trinity Church but is now owned by the Westmont Park District.
Answer - Gregg House

C3 - Take a photo of your favorite Westmont restaurant.
Answer - Various

C4 - Take a photo of one of your favorite non-restaurant Westmont businesses.
Answer - Various

C5 - Take a photo of the building where the Westmont 100th Anniversary Murals are located.
Answer - Westmont Public Library

C6 - Find a copy of "Images of America: Westmont" and take a photo of the book. (Extra credit if you take a photo of the receipt for purchasing the book.
Answer - Book & Receipt

C7 - Share a photo that you or a family member took at a Westmont event (ie: Taste of Westmont, Red White and BBQ, Cruisin' Nights, 4th of July, etc.)
Answer - Various

C8 - Share a photo that you or a family member took at an event that no longer takes place (ie: Pow Wow Days, old Oktoberfest, Summerfest, etc.)
Answer - Various

C9 - Take a photo of the building where Lindstrom's Bakery used to be located.
Answer -  20 N Cass Avenue - Current location of Johnny’s Blitz

C10 - Take a photo of the oldest building in Westmont.
Answer - The Gregg House Museum, 115 S. Linden

C11 - Take a photo of the building where the original Bank of Westmont used to be located.
Answer - Current Bank of America location - 139 N Cass Avenue
NOTE - 17 W. Quincy also accepted as a correct answer

C12 - Take a picture of the street sign on Cass Avenue located at the northern border of the Village of Westmont's incorporation in 1921.
Answer - Cass & Naperville Road

C13 - Take a picture of the street sign on Cass Avenue located at the southern border of the Village of Westmont's incorporation in 1921.
Answer - Cass and 55th Street

C14 - Take a picture of the building where the Police Department was located prior to 1997.
Answer - 226 N. Cass Avenue - Current location of Center for Dance

C15 - Take a photo of the Muddy Waters Grammy Award.
Answer - Housed in the office of Westmont Special Events Corp., Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass Avenue

C16 - Take a photo of your favorite Westmont park.    
Answer - Various

C17 - Take a photo of a Beanie Baby.
Answer - Various

C18 - Write down the lyrics to the Westmont Sentinels school song.  (Extra credit for singing and recording it.)
Answer - Let’s give a big “Hooray” for Westmont. We’ve got the mightiest team in the land. Let’s give a big “Okay” for Westmont. We’re going to be number one, yes we can. We’re going to fight! Fight! Fight! Win do or die.Fight! Fight! Fight! FOr a big V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. A big “Hooray” for the Sentinels. We’re going to fight for victory.

C19 - Write down the lyrics to the Westview Hills Middle School song.  (Extra credit for singing and recording it.)
Answer - We are the wildcats, the mighty wildcats, Gold and blue is here to stay! There’s no pride like District 60, Holmes, Maercker, Westview all the way! Today’s learners, tomorrow’s leaders We are united and always true! Holmes and Maercker and Westview, district 60 we’re all for you! Go D60! Rah Rah Rah!!

C20 - Take a photo showing your Westmont pride.
Answer - Various images of Westmont swag

C21 - Take a picture outside of two schools located in Westmont.
Answer - Various

C22 - Take a photo of your favorite pizza place in Westmont.
Answer - Various

C23 - Take a picture outside of the old Westmont Theater building.
Answer -  25 S. Cass Avenue - Current location of Expression Dance

C24 - Take a photo outside of the FMC Natatorium.    
Answer - FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park, corner of Blackhawk and Plaza

C25 - Take a photo of the home of Stanley Jamburger.
Answer - Westmont Special Events office, Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass Avenue

C26 - Take a photo of a "memorial" street sign in Westmont.
Answer - Various

C27 - Take a photo of the Taiwanese Cultural Center (TECO) located in Westmont.
Answer - 55 E. 63rd Street

C28 - Share your favorite historical photo of Westmont.
Answer - Various

C29 - Take a photo of a statue, sculpture or memorial in Westmont.
Answer - Various

C30 - Take a photo of the street that used to be called Plank Road.
Answer - Ogden Avenue
NOTE - Naperville Road accepted

C31 - Take a photo of the tallest structure in Westmont.
Answer - Oakbrook Hilton 140' tall

C32 - Take a photo of the location where Carillon Hall used to be located.
Answer - Second floor of 2 N. Cass Avenue  - Current location of apartments above Westmont Pharmacy

C33 - Take a photo of where the Oestmann Farm used to be located.
Answer - 34 E. 63rd Street - Current location of The Farm

C34 - Take a photo of where the Healy Farm used to be located.
Answer - Any area north of Ogden, and east of Cass, and west of 83 - Hilton, Ty Warner Park, Westmont Jr. High and High School, Oakwood Subdivision, etc.

C35 - Take a photo of the building dedicated on New Year's Eve, turn of the century.
Answer - Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass Avenue

C36 - Find an online photo of a volunteer appreciation event and provide the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - https://villageofwestmont.smugmug.com/2009/2009-07-22-Westmont-Volunteer/i-VHv6hgC

C37 - Find an online photo from the Bestmont Contest and provide the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - https://villageofwestmont.smugmug.com/2019/2019-03-Westmont-is-the-Bestmont-Contest/i-xbkjVGD

C38 - Find an online photo from a Frosty and Friends parade and provide the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - https://villageofwestmont.smugmug.com/2018/2018-11-24-Holly-Days-Parade-5K-Santa-Pix/i-L3WzJ45

C39 - Find an online photo from a Fourth of July celebration and provide the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/4th-july-fireworks-westmont

C40 - Find an online photo of a Westmont Citizen of the Year recipient and provide the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - https://www.facebook.com/discoverwestmont/posts/3696205290441016

C41 - Find an online photo of your favorite Westmont event and provide the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - https://villageofwestmont.smugmug.com/2016/2016-07-10-Taste-of-Westmont/i-9wpDSSz

C42 - Find a photo of The Blue Village OR take a photo at its former site.
Answer - Cass Avenue and Burlington http://www.cryanshames.com/blast5.html

C43 - Find an online photo from a WPA production and provide the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - https://westmontparks.org/wpa/get-involved/

C44 - Find a video clip from a Westmont event or program and provide the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjDtwW8t4tY

C45 - Find an online photo of the ribbon cutting/grand opening ceremony of a Westmont municipal building or public agency facility and provide the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - https://villageofwestmont.smugmug.com/2020/2020-11-10-Public-Works-Facility-Dedication/

C46 - Copy and paste the URLs to the websites for the following: Village of Westmont, Westmont Park District, Westmont Library.
Answer - Various links

C47 - Find an online photo of a Westmont business ribbon-cutting event and share the URL.
Answer - VARIOUS - http://www.westmontchamber.com/uploads/5/8/3/0/58305259/raising_canes_ribbon_cutting_pr_-_westmont_chamber.pdf

C48 - Find an online photo of when the Village of Westmont was featured on ABC-TV CH.7 and share the URL.    
Answer - VARIOUS ANSWERS - https://villageofwestmont.smugmug.com/2017/20170309-ABCTV-CH7-Restaurant-Week/i-B2m625N/A

C49 - Find an online photo of the Westmont Sister City program and share the URL.
Answer - SISTER CITY - https://villageofwestmont.smugmug.com/2017/2017-08-14-Sister-City-Signing-Ceremony/

C50 - Find and share the URL of the Taste of Westmont video that has almost a 1/2 million views on YouTube.  
(Be sure to watch the solo from the best bass player in the world starting at 4:15.)
Answer - Mike Wheeler Band - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifDLszTS9A4 

EXTRA CREDIT - What was the name of the carnival company that provided amusement rides and games at various Westmont events from the 30's through the 70's?
Answer - Dispensa’s

Congratulations once again to everyone who participated in this event.  The Village of Westmont will continue its year-long 100th anniversary celebration throughout 2021.  Information on upcoming programs and events will be published on the village website


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Village of Westmont
Communications
630-417-0280
communications@westmont.il.gov

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