By Kay Whatley, Editor
On Saturday, September 28, 2019, join the fun in Zebulon, North Carolina while supporting historic preservation. The second-annual Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser for Preservation Zebulon gives attendees a lively meal with a side of whodunnit sleuthing.
This year’s Murder Mystery Dinner theme is Death By Disco. (While dressing for the part is optional, it is encouraged.)
Doors open at 6pm for this event at the Zebulon Lions Club, 118 E Lee Street, Zebulon, NC. According to MaryBeth Carpenter of Preservation Zebulon, the move to this venue was prompted by the sell-out for last year’s murder-mystery dinner.
And now, this larger venue is close to selling out! With almost 100 tickets already sold, less than two dozen tickets remain available. Tickets are $85 per person which includes:
- Entertaining show by It’s a Mystery
- Choice of prime rib, salmon, or chicken provided by Southland Steakhouse
- Vegetable side dish and roll
- Dessert provided by Carter Baking Company
- One drink ticket (choice of beer, wine, or soft drink)
Additional drinks may be purchased at the bar.
How do dinner guests solve a “murder”? Here is the Death By Disco description:
It’s 1978, and it should be a night of disco, dancing and… possibly death! The highlight of the evening is the huge Disco Dance contest. The winning prize is a trip for two to New York City for the chance to dance on the Grammy Awards, and $10,000 in prize money. This is an opportunity that could make someone a star; it could also be a motivation for murder! So, put on your platforms, unleash your leisure suit and hustle to the beat… we’re going to have a party tonight!
With this eclectic group of guests, one never knows what will happen. In the event of a shocking crime, it will be up to you and your table of fellow sleuths to discover who could commit such an evil deed. So, think of a clever name for your table, er, detective agency and listen carefully for clues.
At the designated time, your agency will be asked to formulate a question that your delegated chief detective will ask a suspect. Once all tables have completed their questioning, each detective agency will submit a solution sheet indicating “who done it” and why. The first agency to name the most correct motive and culprit wins.
The winning sleuths will receive a secret, inscribed prize.
Find more information and purchase tickets at www.preservationzebulon.org/murder.shtml. Tickets may be paid online via PayPal or by mailing a check.
For updates, follow Preservation Zebulon on Facebook here.
Sponsorships are available for businesses and individuals who wish to support this event and Preservation Zebulon, which advocates for the preservation of historic buildings and landscapes, and promotes conservation for the enrichment of residents and businesses.