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"Crimes at the Castle" - Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
September 25, 2009

The mystery at Searles Castle is solved and the fictitious murderer has been apprehended! Thanks to a sold-out crowd, author Anne Kelsey, director Donna Tongue, and a host of our neighbors acting in this spoof on local politics and community activities, the evening's entertainment was intriguing as well as hilarious.

After the mystery was solved, the guests enjoyed a four-course meal under the tent while they were serenaded by the Windham Flute Ensemble. Old friends and new friends enjoyed conversations and laughed about the play. Delicious desserts rounded out the meal.

After dinner, Stacey Bruzzese (Event Chair) and Dr. Henry LaBranche spoke briefly about the work of the Windham Endowment and announced that the very first recipient of the Endowment's Community Advancement Award was the Windham Community Band. This very deserving organization was recognized for their efforts in the community, as they give tirelessly of their time and talents to help make Windham a richer, more fulfilling community in which to live and work. David Howard accepted the award on behalf of the Windham Community Band.

The Windham Endowment would like to thank all the generous sponsors, donors, volunteers, organizations, and attendees who made this event possible.

There were articles on the event in the Windham Independent and in the Pelham-Windham News, and there is also an online album of pictures available.