Wales home welcomes another sold-out murder mystery

By Gordon Lambie

For the second year in a row the Wales Home is hosting a murder mystery fundraising dinner, and for the second year in a row, the event has sold out long before it is actually set to take place. Although there is a larger seating capacity this year the fundraiser, which will contribute to the purchase of an adapted swing for the residence, has once again proven popular enough an idea to pull in the crowds. While the supper for the event draws on local expertise, the more mysterious aspects of the evening rely on the expertise of Sandy Hatfield whose company, “Doc” McCoy Murder Mysteries, works with communities throughout Eastern Canada to run community-based fundraisers on a familiar pattern. “It’s a murder mystery evening with lots of suspense, mystery, corny jokes and bad puns,” Hatfield said, explaining that the idea is that a group of volunteer actors from within the community take on the roles in the play about six days before the event takes place and then spend the week practicing to be ready for the night of, when they are seated among the general public and are gradually revealed to be members of the cast. See full story in the Monday, Feb. 24 edition of The Record.

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