Library hosting mystery dinner fundraiser

The Jennings County Public Library is combining a whodunit mystery and fine dining to create a fun time Friday and benefit its children’s offerings.

The mystery dinner, titled “Lights, Camera, Murder” starts at 6 p.m. at the library, 2375 N. State Road 3, North Vernon, and will include hors d’oeuvres and dinner catered by the Pines Restaurant, a cash bar a silent auction.

Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at the library through Monday. Proceeds go to the library’s endowment fund to benefit its children’s department.

The library’s mystery dinner last year was a huge success and many people requested another one, said Erin C. Moore, the library’s director of community awareness.

“The theme of the mystery theater is a murder is committed in Hollywood during its glory days. It’s kind of like the game Clue. The action begins with a murder, actors give clues and act out the plot and the audience tries to solve the mystery of who committed the murder. It really is a lot of fun,” Moore said.

Some cast members include Joanne Campbell, Linda Erler, Nathan Floyd, Tori Howell, K.C. Mains, Dr. Steve Sollman, Master Sgt. Brad Staggs and Vernon Mayor Dan Wright.

“This is a hilarious show with many surprises in store for all. One lucky sleuth will win $200 for being the first to solve the mystery.” said Mary Hougland, the library’s director.

Those who attend are encouraged to wear semi-formal attire to go along with the theme of Hollywood in its glamorous times of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, Moore said.

Seating for the mystery dinner is limited and reservations must be received by Monday.

For more information, call 812-346-2091.