Monday, 19 March 2018 05:03

Murder Mystery at Ellerbe Springs Inn!

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ELLERBE – A murder mystery is a type of dinner theater or party in which attendees are assigned characters, don costumes and then interact with each other in order to solve a fictitious murder that occurs during the party. Ellerbe Springs Inn will host such a party on March 24 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. to benefit the Richmond County Animal Advocates group.

This particular murder mystery is titled, "Homicide at Harrison House." Character roles are assigned as people sign up. There will be three rounds of ‘play,’ with each character assigned specific people they are expected to talk with. There will be a victim at some point, and afterwards, each person will attempt to guess the identity of the ‘murderer.’ The event will be catered by Pam Reynolds Pivach.

Mark Buckeridge of Ellerbe Springs Inn stated, “We are providing the venue for the murder mystery. It sounds like a blast and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Cleve Baxley, volunteer with the Richmond County Animal Advocates group and organizer of the murder mystery, stated that Ellerbe Springs Inn is the perfect location for this murder mystery because of its size and because “Homicide at Harrison House” takes place at an inn.

Baxley stated, “This is the fifth or sixth murder mystery I have organized, but the first in which I’ve raised money for charity.” Baxley is a huge fan of animals and thought a murder mystery would be an ideal way to help out the Richmond County Animal Advocates group. 

Baxley stated that out of 75 spots for the event, 50 are already taken, so there are still some available. Tickets are $25/person. 

Baxley said the Richmond County Animal Advocates group is led by Allison Story. “She and others in the group do what they can to help animals with vet bills, placement, lost and found pets, etc.” According to its website, this nonprofit organization is a “group of concerned citizens who are advocating on behalf of the animals of Richmond County. Donations are used purely to help vet and care for any animals in the program.” 

To purchase tickets and obtain your role in the play, email Baxley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Donations to Richmond County Animal Advocates may be sent to P.O. Box 2652, Rockingham.

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