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Tickets on sale for murder mystery fundraiser for Lehigh Community Services

By MEGHAN BRADBURY - | Oct 8, 2021

Murderer back on the crime scene

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Tickets are now on sale for Lehigh Community Services first Murder Mystery dinner fundraiser.

“A Murder on the Grill” will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at Double Eagle Event Center at Majestic Golf Club, 350 Homestead Road. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the mystery at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 and includes dinner and the show. The menu is chicken marsala, baked ziti, scalloped potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert and a cash bar.

To purchase tickets, which are on sale until Thursday, Oct. 21, call 239-369-5818.

Lehigh Community Services Executive Director Carolyn Peplow said the idea stemmed from brainstorming a new event to try.

“It sounded like fun, so we thought we would give it a try. There are not that many murder mysteries around Lehigh,” she said.

A prize will be given to the attendee who solves the mystery.

Sponsorships are also available with all of them including the business name/logo on the sponsor sign, website, program and social media, as well as recognition at the event.

The top sponsor, Grill, is $500 and also includes reserved seating and tickets for eight guests and a photo with the cast of local actors. The next level, Tong Sponsor, is $400 and will include reserved seating and tickets for six guests. The Spatula Sponsor is $300 and will have reserved seating and tickets for four guests and the Skewer Sponsor is $200 and will include reserved seating and tickets for two guests.

The money raised during the event will be used to support services offered at Lehigh Community Services. Those include the food pantry, literacy program and utility bills.

Peplow said the pantry has been very busy with their numbers staying pretty stable because they went from doing three pantries a week down to two.

“It may have increased if we kept a third pantry,” she said. “Right at this moment with food supplies and availability of mobiles, we stuck at two pantries at the time being.”

With new protocols in place, the pantry still only allows a few people in at a time, while also doing more stuff outside.

“Some of the things that we are doing may keep for the future because we found it works just as well, or better than what we have done before,” Peplow said.

The literacy program was unfortunately drastically affected by COVID. She said last year’s classes they carried everyone over, approximately 20 students. The numbers dropped because they could not do face-to-face assessments to get into the class.

This year, around 40 participants are using the literacy program.

Utilities remains a very busy program, especially during the summer months as individuals see their electric bills increasing because of running their air conditioner.