Family Feud Helps Warsaw Wrestler's Dream Come True

Judy Kramer
County Reporter
Warsaw’s Chamber of Commerce entertained about 125 people at a live Family Feud Dinner and Show on Saturday evening, April 6, at the Warsaw Community Building. Food was served at 5 PM, and the show began at 6 PM. Eight Family Feud teams of five persons each paid $50 to compete for a $200 prize. The audience paid $7 a person to eat a barbeque dinner and watch the show. Dave Stubblefield’s Contracting team won the Family Feud game during the last round of competition against the Rolling Perfection team.
Besides being an entertaining event, the dinner and show was a fundraiser for chamber member Brian Phillips, owner of Warsaw Fitness. He is traveling to Lutsk, Ukraine, in May to compete in the American Powerlifting Association World Championship. Phillips qualified for the World Championship competition on last December in St. Louis, when he broke the world record in squats and all Missouri records in bench press, lifts and squats.
Chamber director, Mac Vorce, said that many chamber members came forward to help make Family Feud a success, including Dr. Leo Porter and family members who cooked the barbeque dinner, Chase Crawford, Ink Logistics, Kings Detailing, Derek Fisher, El Camino, R-Bar and Josh Reno.
The Family Feud teams were Rolling Perfection, Hey Friend (out of Kansas City), Dave Stubblefield Contracting, Elks team, Suzie Broderson from State Farm, Gregg Brothers Construction, Team DSC and the Rob Callahan family.
Two teams at a time competed against each other in the first round of the game until all eight teams had a turn. Then four winners competed against each other in the second round.  The last round was a competition between the two winners in the second round. Each game had four questions to be answered, and the team with the highest number of points won each game.  Mac Vorce said that the questions were “random stuff.”
“I had a board game with questions and put the questions on excel, on a 16 foot screen that the Church of Living Water let me use,” said Vorce. “The whole crowd could see it. Jenn Bradshaw, from the Chamber office, operated the computer while I was on stage.”
Vorce said that it was interesting that a lot of Chamber people came together to support Phillips’ trip to the World Championship. Members provided food and prizes. R-Bar provided beer and wine.
Barbeque for the dinner was cooking just outside a Community Building back door during the afternoon, and the aroma was intoxicating. Just down the road, some contestants hung out at the Landing, having refreshments and relaxing until time to prepare for the show. People were dressed up a little in readiness for the special night.
“This was the first time for Family Feud,” said Vorce. “During events like this Jenn and I become volunteers. We all rallied for something that was big for this community, and there was a considerable movement of camaraderie.” 
“Family Feud” is a television game show that has become an icon of American television history. It debuted in 1976, with the original host, Richard Dawson. Since its beginnings, it has had several hosts, seen cancellation, then been revived. Teams are made up of five family members that play against each other. Questions asked on the show have answers based on surveys from a 100-person survey panel. The latest host of the show is Steve Harvey. More information and clips from the show can be found at