Mystery Murder Dinner Fundraiser to take place at the library

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library and Cultural Center will be hosting its second Pearl River’s Murder Mystery Dinner event on Saturday, April 14.

Library assistant Megan Nix Miller said the event will consist of a play, written by Gloria Crassons, being narrated to everyone in attendance.

The play begins with Margaret Reed Crosby relating to local author Pearl Rivers that there is a “murderer” around the library and library Director, Carol Phares, is going to be the next victim. After, Rivers mentions that she wants to know more about the situation because she wants to write a book about it. Crosby goes on to mention six different scenarios but Rivers can’t decide which one she will write in her book. In order to help Rivers, everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite murder scene. Miller said all six scenarios will be performed by staff members of the library and also members of the Friends of the Library.

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During the dinner, everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to eat a meal from Logan’s Famous Chicken and Tenders.

“Tickets will be $12.50 and all the funds raised will be used to refurbish our circulation desk,” Miller said. “The event will start at 5 p.m. at Holland Hall.”

Crassons said the Friends of the Library will also be selling raffle tickets for a Murdering Kit in a bag and a coffee and tea basket. The winner of the raffles will be announced on May 5, during the Friends of the Library annual book sale.

According to previous coverage, the library raised over $600 during its Murder Mystery Dinner event last year. The funds raised were used to help the library buy a new microfilm machine.

“Last year was a big success and we’re hoping for an even bigger crowd this year. Everyone in the community is invited to attend,” Miller said.