To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Dunkirk, N.Y., property is inviting the public to attend a murder mystery event, which was custom-created for the club, incorporating elements of its history. The event includes the murder mystery performance, a three-course dinner, and mix and mingle event.
Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk, N.Y., will celebrate its centennial with a custom murder mystery event, including a three-course dinner, the Dunkirk-based Observer reported.
The “Country Club Catastrophe” Murder Mystery Dinner will be held April 28 with a mix and mingle followed by the performance. The play was custom-created for Shorewood to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The script was developed by Venture Productions in partnership with Hailey Productions of California and will feature performances from students of SUNY Fredonia, the Observer reported.
“We wanted to do something different that would be a lot of fun and celebrate our 100th anniversary and our history,” said Susan Wells, chair of the 100th anniversary committee.
The following is excerpted from a history by Wallace Brennan, who was a former editor of the Dunkirk Evening Observer, Chamber of Commerce secretary and one of the first members of Shorewood:
“Shorewood Country Club opened for its first season with 100 members. It was a magnificent place in its beginning. The original grass seed for the fairways and greens was imported from the Netherlands. The course came about during the war years when the local steel and locomotive companies were an integral part of the war effort. Atlas Steel executives in concert with local businessmen were the driving force behind the creation of Shorewood.”
The event invites the public to sleuth out the mystery of the wealthy country club owner, the spoiled conniving daughter, the illegitimate son, the crazy ex-wife, the loyal caddy and the money-hungry lifeguard, the Observer reported.
Tickets are $50 and include a three-course dinner with a choice of entrees. The mix and mingle begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar, the Observer reported.