Beta Club’s murder mystery dinner was a party to die for


Show choir performed their rendition of Michael Jackson’s Halloween hit “Thriller.”

Juliana Rust, Clubs & Organizations Editor and Social Media Manager

Halloween season is coming up and Beta Club has decided to have a fundraiser: a murder mystery dinner. Beta Club decided on this fundraiser at the officer meeting on Sept. 24 and they set the date for Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. 

Beta members sold tickets for the dinner: $15 for one or $25 for two. Members asked friends, family, and teachers if they were possibly interested. Students sold many tickets in the short time of a week.

Many members volunteered to help out with this fundraiser. Some were servers, actors, or the hosts, and others had stations to run all night. 

Mindy Acklen, a Beta Sponsor, stated, “It looks like tomorrow we may top 178 tickets sold. That is not including door sales. We may hit 200. It needs to be a success so that we can build a good reputation with the public and hold it every year.”

What exactly is a murder mystery dinner? The audience will be introduced to all the main characters, and, shortly after, there is an abrupt announcement that a murder occurred. Actors then go around and talk to audience members to reveal clues.

During this dinner, there is an assortment of activities for many to enjoy. There is a costume contest for all, a pumpkin decorating station, a scavenger hunt, and more! There will be an old-fashioned haunted house you can go through. 

There was be music and dancing for all to enjoy. At 7:30 p.m and 8 p.m., two of Erica Peterson’s choirs performed a selection of three songs each. The two choirs took their three songs and choreographed dances so they could perform for the people.

To try to raise more money, Beta also sold themed baskets. There were many themes for these baskets such as movie night, self care, Halloween candy, and others. There was a wide variety offered so that everyone could find something they would enjoy. 

This worked similar to a raffle. People had the opportunity to buy as many tickets as they wanted. These tickets were put in a jar. From each jar, one ticket was drawn, and whoever’s name was drawn won the basket.

At the end of the night, the murder was finally revealed. Club members helped clean up, and families went home. Until the next mystery!