St. Valentine's Day is a time for love, romance, and elegant dinners, right? Not for everyone, as you'll find out at the Warren County Historical Society's "Valentine Gala!" For an individual with homicidal tendencies, the thought of all that syrupy romance could have the opposite effect, and that cunning individual is going to strike during the historical society's special annual dinner!
This year's gala will honor four distinguished visiting authors. They have been working closely with the historical society's Director of Marketing and Coordinator of Volunteer Services along with other staff and several board members to research and write a charming new book, "Khords Along the Kentschauk: The Untold Story of Barbershop Quartet Singing in Warren County." On the surface everything appears quite normal, but there is a tangible sense of foreboding that surrounds this group of staff members and authors.
All of the planning and preparation that has gone into this splendid party is about to be trumped by the deeds of a heinous executioner. Who could the killer be? And why? Is it a person raging with jealousy over unrequited love or a murderous fiend with no reasoning?
Barbershop Quartet, from left, Bob Holt, Ray Shield, Floyd Moore, Tom Jones
Join the Warren County Historical Society for the exclusive Murder Mystery "I Love You To Death" on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Warren Holiday Inn located at 210 Ludlow St., Warren. The cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and dinner at 6:30 p.m. It will be an evening full of comedy and merriment that will chase away the winter blues! You'll have uproarious opportunities to mingle with eccentric and comical characters throughout the cocktail and dinner hour before someone is eliminated in an appalling manner! Team up with friends and table-mates to see if you can determine "who dunnit" and why!
During the evening's other entertainments, enjoy delightful melodies by the barbershop quartet, bid on silent auction items, and try your luck with 50/50 raffle tickets or Chinese auction! Auction items have been generously donated by Crone's Drug Store, Scott Enterprises, Ring-Around-A-Rosy, The Warren Holiday Inn, Olive Garden, Tops Friendly Markets, Value Home Center, Lowe's Home Improvement and many donations from volunteers, society members and board members.
The cast of "I Love You To Death" features local performers Lil Hunkele, Karin Davidson, Rich Geer, and Jenette Guntly. The talented barbershop quartet includes Bob Holt, Tom Jones, Ray Shield, and Floyd Moore.
"I Love You To Death" is written and directed by local playwright John Shaughnesy of 3MMM Productions specifically for the Warren County Historical Society. Shaughnesy has authored more than ten murder mysteries performed in western Pennsylvania and New York and has also been involved in over fifty productions of numerous other plays.
Tickets for this exciting and hilarious evening adventure are $30 per person and are on sale now at the Warren County Historical Society at 210 Fourth Avenue, Warren, or online at www.warrenhistory.org. For more information call (814) 723-1795.
The Warren Holiday Inn is offering a $99 Sweetheart Deal for guests that would like to stay overnight! The cost includes sales tax and breakfast discount. For more information on the Sweetheart Deal call the Warren Holiday Inn at 726-3000.