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Murder mystery dinner brings in killer donations

PINE PLAINS — The Friends of the Pine Plains Library held a Murder Mystery dinner fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Lia’s Mountain View restaurant.Approximately 50 guests showed up for the Karaoke Killer contest in which one of the highly competitive contestants was “murdered.”The night was filled with costumes, singing and, of course, mystery.“It was a great success,” said Jean Osofsky, treasurer for the Friends group.The night was intended to provide some fun while also raising money for a good purpose.“We really wanted to provide entertainment for the community and anyone who showed up. It’s for a great cause and we did really well,” she said.The sale of dinner tickets raised more than $2,000 and the raffle raised another $200.The production was presented by The Two of Us Productions, a local theater group that produces not only mystery dinners but also musical theater shows.The Friends have also received a two-to-one matching grant from the Libri Foundation and is currently raising money through donations for Valentine hearts for the library. If the group raises $350 it will receive an additional $700 toward the purchase of books for the children’s collection.“We’ve already raised $100. We’d really like to hit our goal,” Osofsky said.For more information about The Two of Us Productions, contact Connie Lopez or Stephen Sanborn at 518-329-6293 or visit www.thetwoofusproductions@gmail.com.For more information on events held by the Friends of the Pine Plains Library contact President Janet Fitzgerald at 518-398-1437 or visit www.pineplains.lib.ny.us.

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