Town Trivia Question List

(download a PDF copy for printing;
There won't be many copies available at Founders' Day)

Please note that this contest is now over.

If you can be the first to figure out the answer to one of the questions below and bring that answer to the booth at Founders' Day, you'll win a free T-shirt. Some of the questions are harder than others; remember that you have to be the first with a correct answer for a particular question. Answers can be found in a variety of places; some can be found online on; others can be found in the library; a few can be found in popular Saugus books: Of Time and the River and A Gathering of Memories; still others can be found on plaques and monuments in town. We're starting off the day with T-shirts available in a variety of colors and sizes, but size selection will be on a first-come, first-served basis we recommend that you figure out your clue early so you can get your pick of T-shirt color and size.

  1. Which important Saugus document may soon be rewritten based upon an upcoming election question?

    The Saugus Charter. Solved by Julie Mills.

  2. There are four public elementary schools in Saugus. Name any two.

    Lynnhurst, Oaklandvale, Veterans, and Waybright. Solved by Rosanne DesRosiers.

  3. There are three private kindergartens in Saugus. Name any one.

    Peas in a Pod, Shining Stars, and the YMCA. Solved by Linda Pogson.

  4. How many local businessmen originally got together to form the Saugus Business Partnership?

    4. Solved by Janice Jarosz.

  5. In what year did first start its annual Halloween Ghost Story Contest?

    1998. Solved by Leona Verrengia.

  6. How does one get to the Prankers Pond Playground?

    It's at the end of Cliff Road just beyond Stackpole Field at the end of Appleton Street. Solved by Lisa Parker.

  7. How does one get to the Stocker Playground?

    It's next to Stocker Street off of Winter Street. Solved by Doug Pogson.

  8. Although this contest has been being held since 1998, its current format only goes back to 2000. What was it like its first year?

    One had to locate the "T-shirt Dude" (or Dudette) and speak the secret code phrase. Solved by Ruth Berg (who perhaps not coincidentally was one of the winners back in '98).

  9. In what year was the Saugus Town Hall originally built?

    1875. Solved by Judy Johnson.