Thursday, April 28, 2011


by Rachel Terzo
“Colonel Mustard did it in the Conservatory with the revolver!” “No! It was Miss Scarlet in the library with a candlestick!”
  It's that time of year again for WVU Parkersburg’s Delta Iota Omega of the criminal justice department to gear up for their annual Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 12th.
Texas Roadhouse will cater the event, and the mystery will begin at 6 p.m. and will be solved by 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.
Inspired by an old-fashioned mobster scene, the dinner will be set to the theme of the roaring ’20s. Free alcoholic beverages will be provided for those who play the part by showing up in 1920s apparel.
If attendees are curious about obtaining 1920s inspired outfits for the event, many of the local antique stores have accessories for women, such as necklaces, hats, and feathered boas. Something as simple as a black dress with accompanying jewelry and accessories will suffice for the women. Men can feel free to peruse for mobster-esque costumes that are 1920s oriented, or simply take ideas from the site and shop locally at any department store.
The price to be a detective for the night is $30 per person, or $50 for a couple. Anyone attending the dinner must be at least 12 years of age. Proceeds go to benefit Delta Iota Omega to compete in the Criminal Justice National Honor Society conference in Tennessee. The criminal justice honor society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate students pursuing criminal justice.
            Dinner prizes include, but are not limited to, four lift tickets to Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in Snowshoe, W.Va, or two overnight stays at the historic Blennerhassett hotel in downtown Parkersburg.

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