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Fun Update: Wheels are turning on the next Murder Mystery Dinner. Join us in Dysart, Jan 21.

The 1929 real world murder of Scott Rouse at Whiskey Bottom had never been solved. But last year over 120 people came together at Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center in rural Montour and assumed a unique character from the Tama County history books to piece together the originally scripted mystery with secrets to protect and info to share….and to indulge in bootlegging. And on Saturday Jan 21, 2012, at 6 p.m. we plan on doing something similar at the Dysart Country Club. We would love to have you join us to help solve the fictional and humorous “Case of the Motercoach Murder”.

This year’s Murder Mystery Dinner is once again presented by the Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau and will feature the acting talent of the Wolfcreek Players. The premise of the “The Case of the Motorcoach Murder”, is that Harry Cooper, a tour group leader, falls ill and then dies during a trip to the Brainerd Lakes area. It is determined that Harry is the victim of a murder. And that is when all the fun and finger-pointing starts.

The show will feature four live actors and a little help from a few members of the audience. During the very first moments of the play a covered body will be rolled out onto the middle of the dining room floor. The audience will then be led through the investigation by amateur private eye and gumshoe Sam Club.

6 – 7 p.m.     Social hour with cash bar featuring the wines of Tama County, Iowa
7 – 8 p.m.     Dinner and Play
8 – 9 p.m.     Auction and introduction to Tama County fun stuff and closeout

Tickets are available starting Dec 14 from your favorite tourist attraction in Tama County or Tama County Welcome Center at $25 / person. Checks can be made payable to Tama County CVB. There are also opportunities for businesses and organizations to sponsor portions of the evening including donations to the silent and live auction as a marketing investment. All proceeds will go towards marketing our 300+ businesses and quality of life attractions that make Tama County, Iowa a fun place to live and visit.

NEXT TAMA COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU MEETING
Mon. Dec 12, 2011
9 – 11 a.m.
Gladbrook City Center
No cost. Every one welcome at this public meeting.
Agenda includes some quick admin, but the focus of this meeting will be planning for the annual Murder Mystery Dinner for Sat. Jan 21, 2012. 6 – 9 p.m. at the Dysart Country Club.

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