Scrantonicity Press Release

Scrantonicity at The Ready Room: “The Office”-themed Holiday Party Supports STL Community Organizations 

St. Louis, MO: The Ready Room will host Scrantonicity — a holiday party inspired by the hit TV show, “The Office” — on Thursday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m to raise awareness and funding for local community organizations. This all-age party welcomes everyone and will feature “The Office”-themed trivia, cocktails, live music, a costume contest, Dunder Mifflin Olympiad Games and Dundee Awards, as well as stand-up comedy. 

Presented by Lifting the Lou and sponsored by 1904 labs and ALT 104.9 FM, Scrantonicity aims to bring the city together for a night of Dunder Mifflin-style fun and frivolity, while raising money and awareness for local organizations working to elevate underfunded areas of St. Louis. 

“We launched Lifting the Lou to help spread prosperity beyond the Cortex and into the rest of St Louis. We aren’t trying to duplicate the great work being done by our community partners but rather act as a catalyst by introducing them to new potential volunteers and donors while raising money for them through our event series.” 

Sean Walsh, Managing Director and Co-Founder at 1904labs

The Cortex Innovation District and The Grove are booming, creating much needed “Islands of Prosperity” in St. Louis. Unfortunately, people in other areas of the city are still mired in poverty, and all the problems associated with it, and are eagerly waiting for an opportunity to share in the benefits of prosperity. 

“We are so thankful to be included in this fun and one of a kind event to benefit children.”

Marshal Cohen, Executive Director & Co-founder at Lift for Life Academy

All proceeds will help support three community organizations: North Side Community School, Lift for Life Academy, and Mission: St. Louis, each of which will have an information booth at the event so guests can learn more about how to get involved. 

Lifting the Lou 

Lifting the Lou was formed to help organizations like these eradicate poverty and create prosperity in local communities. As its first initiative, Lifting the Lou is presenting a series of public entertainment oriented events to: 

  1. Raise funds for a select group of underfunded community organizations who are focused on creating prosperity in St. Louis
  2. Expose those who attend these events to these community organizations with the hope that they might be inspired to get involved. 

Lifting the Lou’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) is to see the entire city of St. Louis become one big, integrated “Island of Prosperity”. We welcome you to join us to make that BHAG into a reality!

Schedule of the Night

TRIVIA 8:00-8:30 PM

Non-traditional trivia in that there will not be tables to purchase. You form teams as you arrive. Teams can be 2 to 4 people.

DANCE 8:30-9:15 PM

1904labs Minimal Viable Band office band performs live covers.

PAPER AIRPLANE THROWING CONTEST (ONGOING)

Longest distance wins.

CHAIR/MUG RELAY RACE 9:15-9:45 PM

Two (2) Teams of 3. Participants race in two office chairs w/ therabands constricting their ankles (so they can really only baby step forward in the chair, and not lunge across the venue. 1. That would be cheating. 2. That would be unsafe). All the while, holding 2 ceramic mugs filled with water. Participants hand off their mugs to their teammates and swap out turns completing the relay. Team who finishes first and with the most water in their mugs is the WINNER.

OFFICE MAD LIBS (**18+ CONTENT**) “OFFICE” RELATED MAD LIBS.

Held up on the stage in front of the crowd. Contestant to not spit out the most water from their coffee mug wins. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqR3wDqKKkA

COSTUME CONTEST: 10:45-11/11:15

Hosted by DJ Vince. Judged by Crowd Applause.

Ticket Options

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. at The Ready Room on December 12.
Several ticket options are available at Eventbrite:

  • General Admission ticket only: $15
  • General Admission ticket plus Dundie Award*: $30
  • General Admission ticket only DAY OF EVENT – $20

*What’s the Dundie Award?

Dundie Award!