The St. Francis Animal Shelter in Buffalo hosted a murder-mystery fundraiser dinner this weekend, and it was fun, well-attended and raised quite a bit of money to support the shelter's operations, according to those who put the fundraiser on.
The event raised more than $1,500 from ticket sales and a silent auction.
Auction items ranged from a gift pack from Clear Creek Brewery to a small sculpture by D. Michael Thomas to “doggie” saddlebags.
The murder-mystery, set in Dublin, Ireland in honor of St. Patrick's Day, had everyone attending participating to some extent, with all characters gossiping and sharing information at a ficticious Irish Pub all looking to find the guilty party that killed the universally-disliked victim. Almost every character had a motive.
After sifting through the clues it was up to everyone to decide the guilty party, which very few actually fingered correctly.
Susan Guilford, Director of the St. Francis Animal Shelter, said the event was fun and a big success.
Guilford tells us what the funds rasied will help the shelter do.
The murder-mystery fundraiser was held Saturday night at the American Legion in Buffalo.