Bring your sharpest sleuthing skills and join the Palatine Public Library Foundation for a murder mystery dinner fundraiser to be held in late February.
The “Foundation for Murder….A Killer Reunion: will be held at the Wojcik Center at Harper College on Monday, February 25 at 5 p.m., and will raise funds to support a variety of improvements at both the main library and at the Freeman Road Branch.
Funds raised will help to purchase computers in the children’s area of the main library, shelving and furnishings for the Freeman Road Branch renovation, the library’s bookmobile and furniture at the main library, a press release stated.
“This event provides an entertaining way for the public to help the library with improvements that their budget will not allow,” said Dan Wiseman, president of the foundation board. “This is the second year for this event. Our first year was so enjoyable for the audience that we know that this year is going to be even more successful.”
The evening will include appetizers, a three course dinner, the murder mystery show and a cash bar. The TesserAct Theatre Ensemble also will perform a who-done-it murder mystery during the cocktail hour in addition to the program during dinner.
Attendees will be included in an interrogation and help to find the party guilty of murder.
Tickets are $100.00 and seating is limited. Reservations can be made through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, at ppldf.org, palatinelibrary.org or by calling 847-217-1845. The deadline for reservations is February 15th.
Sponsorships, ads and raffle donations are being accepted through February 15th. For further information on donations call 847-217-1845.
“We would like to thank a number of organizations that have sponsored this event,” said Wiseman. “Without the help of BMO Harris Bank, BIK & Co., LLP, Palatine Bank and Trust, Warehouse Direct and Wells Fargo Advisors this event would not be possible.”
The mission of the foundation is to provide funding for a number of projects that would not be possible for the library to fully fund including computers in the children’s area of the main library, shelving and furnishings for the Freeman Road Branch renovation, the library’s bookmobile and furniture at the main library. Specifically, funds raised through the “Foundation for Murder” dinner event will be dedicated to the renovation of the first floor of the main library.