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ECHO Players and Arrowsmith Golf Club raise $8,000 for local charities

Groups joined forces Feb. 17 to present ‘Death By Fatal Murder’ whodunit
ECHO Players and the Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club raised $8,000 for charity on Feb. 17. Photo shows Julian Packer (Director),Susan Madhurst, Michelle Manke, Jo Anne Carter (KSS Grad ) Earl Geddes, Claire Taylor, Gail Berry (St. Stephen’s Church) Sharon Tomezyk (Forward House), Cindy Jo Darbyshire (Maitre D’), Sue Packer, Weston Zelisco, Hayley Hoefle (both KSS) Dan Drake (Rotary) Jim Gibney (Kidney foundation), Calvin Tyndall, Deirdre Longenecker, Sarah Campbell, Susan Warner, Dena Lane,Gerry Fraser, Jerrold Paetkau and Jack Duce. (Contributed photo)

ECHO Players and the Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club joined forces on Feb. 17 to present Death by Fatal Murder, a “whodunit” farce at the clubhouse.

Local charities provided the waiters for each performance and more than $8,000 was divided among the charities, according to a news release.

It was played in a dinner theatre format and the club provided a delicious five course meal to accompany the play.

Audience members were encouraged to participate in a variety of ways and joined in with the company’s singers who, after leading a singalong, acted as a Greek chorus in commenting on each scene before and after the action.

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Lots of prizes were awarded for participation, and the audience competed with good humour to compliment the action, which took place around the tables.

The maître d’s for the event were Cindy Jo Darbyshire and Maureen Riddoch.

The evening was produced and directed by Julian Packer.

— NEWS Staff

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