JUNE 3, 2010

Pottery, Dooney and Burke tote, and a rod and reel, shown in this picture, are three of the items offered by Friends of the Library for the dinner theater fundraiser for the new library windows.

Ticket deadline for Mystery Dinner Theater draws near

   The exciting fund raising event for Orofino’s public library is fast approaching, and pre-sold tickets for the mystery play and dinner need to be purchased at the latest by Tuesday, June 8 for the three-day run, which is Friday, June 11, Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13 at the High Country Inn. Tickets remain for Friday, and a few for Sunday.

   Each evening’s festivities include a humorous play entitled “I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning” as well as a fine dinner including dessert and beverage, for $75 couple, or $40 for singles.

   A pre-dinner no-host bar will be held on the outside deck of the inn, with a fine array of wines, beer, and other beverages, accompanied by a complimentary cheese bar.  Several surprises are in store for each evening’s guests, as well. 

   A fine selection of raffle prizes have been on display in the window of Fiesta en Jalisco Restaurant, and will be on hand during the three-day event up at the inn.

   Prizes include: Red leather Dooney and Bourke handbag with accessories and $50 cash; a deluxe Getaway cabin overnight at the High Country Inn with dinner and breakfast; a hand-thrown bowl set of original pottery by artist Bernadette Delallo; and an insulated weekend cooler filled with gourmet food and beverage items along with a rod and reel donated by Camp, Cabin and Home.

   Purchasers of raffle tickets for the prizes do not need to be present in order to be a winner!  For raffle tickets, please contact Cathy Jenni at 476-5914 up through next weekend. Tickets will also be available during the no-host bar preceding each evening’s dinner.

   This first annual mystery dinner theater is being held to help build a long-term maintenance and equipment fund for the aging library building, located on the corner of Michigan Avenue just across from the junior high school.

   This “house-turned-library” which was willed by Dr. H. D. Britan more than sixty years ago, has had annexations and many renovations over the years, with the help of several civic-minded organizations and a few grants.

   The public is now being requested to help bring our library into the 21st century and beyond.  Your patronage for this special event is deeply appreciated, and there are other ways to help, such as being a table sponsor for one of the evenings, or in the event that you can’t attend, a simple donation of any dollar amount!

   For tickets or other contributions, please contact Cathy Jenni at 476-5914.