SU Foundation readies for ‘A Grave Affair’

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Opelika Observer

The cast of characters is set, and the aura of mystery thickens, as people prepare to gather for “A Grave Affair” on Southern Union State Community College’s Wadley campus on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
The annual fundraiser for the Southern Union Scholarship Fund takes a new twist this year as the evening features a murder mystery in the midst of food, fun and entertainment by the SU Music Department and the Atlanta-based band Velvet Caviar.
The mystery’s plot centers on the death of multi-billionaire tycoon Alfred Butterworth, who died from an apparent murder. Although his murder was never solved, it was determined that his estate needed to be settled. Butterworth left specific instructions that the reading of his will should be a huge gala. Eight of his closest friends and family were the only ones mentioned in his will. And only one of those will inherit his entire estate. With a multi-billion dollar estate at stake, there are sure to be rifts between the possible heirs, so guests will need to be on the lookout for potential excitement at the gala!
The cast includes Ann Marie Nix, Alison Osborn, Jean Sims, Tiffany Moore, Jerry Hall, Tim Altork, Trey Rayfield and Greg Dendinger.
Community members are invited to purchase tickets to the event at which they will interact with the cast throughout the evening, picking up clues about the various relationships. Then at the end of the evening, guests will have the chance to submit their guesses for who the murderer is.
All proceeds benefit the Southern Union Foundation, specifically to provide dual-enrollment scholarships for high school students in the college’s service area.
“The community’s support of this event opens the door to a Southern Union education for many area students,” said Shondae Brown, director of public relations at SUSCC. “Those who attend will be making a difference for our students while having a lot of fun!”
Tickets to the event are $60 and can be purchased from cast members or the Foundation Office. Tickets are also available online at www.eventbrite by searching for “A Grave Affair.” For more information or sponsorship opportunities, call 256-395-2211, ext. 5145.

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