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Sharbot Lake & District Lions serve up mock murderBy Julie Druker
l-r: Joyce Bigelow, Ray Fletcher, Lynette Whan and Laurie Watson in “An Anniversary to Die For”
The Sharbot Lake High School Cafetorium was the scene of a mock murder on the evening of March 27 as the Sharbot Lake and District Lions Club, with the help of staff from the Northern Connections Adult Learning Centres, presented “An Anniversary to Die For”, a murder mystery written by Joyce Bigelow and her daughter Lynette Whan.
The event raised money for the Sharbot Lake and District Lions and a $30 ticket included a roast beef and turkey buffet dinner with all the fixings and an appropriately blood red cherry cheesecake for dessert.
Over 60 paying guests enjoyed a delicious meal at the mock 25th wedding anniversary of Farley Fast and Lott Fast where to the horror of all dinner guests Iona Lot was found murdered outside in the parking lot.
The plot thickened as the dinner continued and as the cast of 13 colorful characters were each interrogated by Police Inspector Helena Hand Basket (Laurie Watson) who revealed a number of intriguing motives for each character.
The guests were left to decide who the culprit was, and according to Joyce Bigelow, roughly 25 percent of the guests figured out who the culprit was.
This is the third time that the play has been performed and, in case it’s not the last, I shall say no more.