Dunnville Lioness Club brings back January Thaw

flyer pictureResidents are invited to take part an evening of fun, laughter, local entertainment and fine dining.

The Dunnville Lioness Club will be hosting a murder mystery dinner on Saturday, January 25 at the Dunnville Community Lifespan Centre.

“We’ve had murder mysteries before, but this is local talent. It’s not a group coming in to do it,” said Lioness Mona Inglis, who is in charge of tickets.

The actors include members of the Dunnville Lioness, Dunnville Lions, past Lioness, as well as members of the Dunnville Community Theatre.

The play is called Death by Karaoke, which was written by Pat Morris and directed by Maureen Jones – both members of the Dunnville Community Theatre.

Jane Wilkinson, chair of the murder mystery dinner, described the plot as a competition among the actors to choose a king or queen of karaoke. All of the local actors in the show would show off their singing voices throughout the night.

“I think it’s going to be a fun night. They say it’s hilarious. It’s a comedy,” said Inglis.

Diners can expect the murder mystery to occur throughout the night as dinner is served by Debbie Davis. At the end of the night, guests can write down who they suspect was the murderer, and prizes would be given out to the right guesses.

“The hall will be beautifully decorated, and there’s going to be a beautiful dinner,” added Wilkinson.

The murder mystery dinner will take place at the Lifespan Centre on January 25, and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and are available at the Art Service Office Supply, Phase Two or by calling Inglis at 905-774-3460.

The Dunnville Lioness Club used to host a January Thaw, which featured an evening of entertainment and fine dining during the month of January.

After taking a break for a few years, the group decided to host a murder mystery event to fill the void this year.

“We have two reasons for having it,” said Wilkinson. “By the end of January, everyone needs a laugh and a reason to get out and have some fun. The other reason is it’s a fundraiser.”

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Dunnville Lioness’ Breakfast with Santa 2013

Dunnville Lioness held breakfast with Santa at the Lifespan Centre

For the 33rd year, the Dunnville Lioness Club held its annual breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7 at the Lifespan Centre in the Dunnville arena.

Over 420 people attend the event each year to have the chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast and then visit with Santa and get their pictures taken.

“All of the proceeds from the breakfast go back into the community,” said Paula Schweyer, event organizer and Lioness.

Breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs and sausage with a side of toast and some pancakes served up with juices and smiles. Many sponsors came together to help provide the breakfast through monetary or food donations.

“It takes 40 to 50 volunteers to put this event on, and they come from the Lioness, the Lions and student volunteers,” said Jennifer Martel, organizer and Lioness.

Students can take note that they can make up their volunteer hours helping out at events such as this.

Pictures with Santa were taken by Cara Erenben, who is a photographer from Burlington as well as Martel’s cousin.

“We had Cara come to do the pictures because the usual person that we use has moved away, and my cousin said she would do the job,” said Martel.

Pictures will be emailed to the subjects unless they chose to pick them up at Phase Two, 141 Queen St., Dunnville.

During the breakfast, visitors had the opportunity to partake in a penny sale with goods provided by the Lioness members.

By Lori Maracle at http://www.sachem.ca/ImageImage