The date for the second Mystery Dinner Theater to benefit the Clearwater Memorial Public Library is just around the corner, (July 12-15) and the kick-off for sales of tickets will be June 11.
In the next two weeks, sponsored tables are being solicited, and those who are interested in sponsoring a table, and who have not received a letter, are asked to contact Jo Moore, chairperson of the event, at 476-7570. The cost of sponsoring a table is $100, this part is tax-deductible,) plus the cost of tickets to the dinner and play, which is $75 a couple, or $40 per person.
Table sponsor responses must be in by June 8, and then tickets for the public will be on sale beginning Monday, June 11, at the library located at 402 Michigan Avenue in Orofino. Ticket purchasers will choose which night their tickets are for, from Thursday, July 12, through Sunday, July 15, on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of tables and tickets are available for each of the four nights. Each night’s event will begin in the Sunken Garden of the High Country Inn at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host bar and snacks, and dinner and the play will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
A great cast is already working on the play, entitled “Fatal Football Fever,” including Jeannie Hood, Kenda Tribble, Eric and Lynn MacEachern, Clayton Tyler, Pat Larson and Will Wiese. Director Tauna Tyler and her assistant, Karen Loranger, are excited to be working with such a talented crew.
The play, which of course includes a murder, revolves around a shyster’s attempt to promote the organization of a pro football team in Orofino. Knowing this cast, a lot of local humor will be inserted in the dialogue! The performance will be presented around the guests, who will be seated in the Sunken Garden of the High Country Inn. A “tailgater” Texas-style barbeque dinner, cooked by Jo Moore, will be served, with help from several other CMPL Friends, between acts of the play.
The football them will be carried out with a tribute to the Idaho Vandals, using the colors of silver and gold, and one of the raffle prizes to be awarded the last night of the play will be a football autographed by Coach Akey of the Vandals, along with a set of four reserved tickets to the fall Homecoming Game in Moscow, and sideline passes as we.
Other raffle prizes include:
A suite for 12 guests at an Idaho Steelheads Ice Hockey game in Boise with a deluxe king room in the adjoining elite Grove Hotel for the winner.
A set of hand-thrown earthenware by Bernie DeLallo including a platter, pasta bowl, and three graduated mixing or serving bowls.
A deluxe overnight package with dinner for two, lodging, and breakfast at the High Country Inn.
Raffle tickets will be sold at the library all during June up until the performance of the play, and are $5 each or a set of 6 for $25.
Proceeds from this 4-day event will be used to buy a new copy machine for the library, as well as any other items on the “List” compiled by Library Director Ellen Tomlinson.
The goal of the CMPL Friends is to raise at least $5,000, which would surpass last year’s net of $4,000. “Every bit helps us with our programs for the community, and we are so grateful for all the work that the CMPL Friends put in for the library needs,” stated Tomlinson.
The CMPL Friends is a group of local residents who are dedicated to promote the welfare of the community library, and they work year-round with their projects.
A main project is their Book Sales, which are held twice a year, along with this major event to take place in July. Other projects include all the landscaping around the library, headed by Bernie DeLallo, and the purchase of any new items which they can afford.
One new addition is the wooden bench placed on the front lawn this past year. New members are always welcome, for information about joining inquire on your next visit to the library, which is much more than just books!