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Lions Club to host murder-mystery dinner

January 5, 2019
Courtesy of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Members of the Murder and Merriment interactive theater troupe perform "Marriage, Mob & Murder" for the annual Ashland Lions Club murder mystery dinner fundraiser. This year's event raised more than $9,000 for the club's eyesight program.

ASHLAND - The Ashland Lions Club will host the club’s fifth annual murder-mystery dinner theater to raise funds for the eye-care mission of the Lions Club.

The dinner theater is set for 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Ashland Transportation Center, 99 15th St.

The title of this year’s presentation is “Belles, Bourbon and Belladonna.”

Murder and Merriment, an interactive murder-mystery company based in Huntington, will once again put on the mystery dinner theater.

“Belles, Bourbon and Belladonna” is a Kentucky-themed mystery and the story is about a fight for family heritage, according to a news release. The story is about the Castle family, which has been distilling bourbon since 1878, and the family patriarch, Woodson Castle, is dying of cancer and must decide who will run the company.

Three daughters and a son all want to be the one to head up Castle Distillery.

“Our murder mysteries have become very popular events that have raised much-needed funds for eyesight care in our community,” said Kacey Baisden, president of the Ashland Lions Club.

All four of the previous dinner theaters have sold out. Tickets for the event cost $65 per person. There also are ticket packages available for those who buy table sponsorships, according to the release.

Proceeds from the fundraiser provide eyeglasses and eye exams in Ashland for those in need.

The tickets cover the cost of the show, a dinner and a wine and beer reception that begins at 6:30 p.m. March 1.

Tickets are available by contacting Baisden at 304-634-1109 or from members of the Ashland Lions Club or by visiting the club’s Facebook page, facebook.com/ashlandlionsclub.

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