Virginia’s House Board Members host ‘Murder Mystery Dinner’ at Brothers Smokehouse
On May 13, the board of directors of Virginia’s House hosted a dinner theater event to highlight the community services offered through the Childrens Advocacy Center. Guests tried their hand at solving a murder mystery – taking place at Brothers Smokehouse in Graham.
Virginia’s House board members Anna Rogers, Michelle McGee and Tristan Hampton, were originally planning to coordinate a ‘Bingo for Bags’ fundraiser, which has been very successful in the past, but instead they decided to try something new and found it to be very worthwhile and entertaining as well.
Local actors recognized as ‘Rose Mystery Troupe’ played characters in the mystery, while guests enjoyed a delicious dinner working to figure out which character committed a murder in the house. Another added component to the evening was a silent auction. Guests found plenty of opportunities to sneak away from the table to sign an auction item sheet with hopes of being the highest bidder.
The event was a great success all the way around. Virginia’s House will receive funds over and above the expenses of the event and will use them toward community services and operational expenses not yet covered by grants. Friends, supporters, and those who were simply looking for a fun night out left that evening not being disappointed – and the refreshments, food and venue were all fantastic.
Virginia’s House board members and staff want to thank all the individuals and businesses who participated in making this dinner event a big success. We hope to organize another and will soon be looking for newcomers to join in the fun!