The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group and First Friday Art Walk Sequim presented the fifth-annual “Whodunnit Downtown? — The Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula” Mystery Game on Jan. 5.
The game was the highlight of what organizers called a “fun-filled evening” where visitors engaged with suspects and collected the clues about them at various venues to solve the crime for a chance to win a prize.
The guilty party turned out to be Madame Iris Mirror the Pollyanna Patron of the Arts who stole Dr. Sean Steel’s research notebook in “Whodunnit Downtown?”
Congratulations go to Nancy, Travis and Xavier Caskey of Port Angeles for solving the Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula.
“Whodunnit Downtown?” Characters included: Emily Westcott as Ms. Samantha Samson, Sam’s Soda Shoppe owner; Crystal Stout as Ms. Sandy Samson, Ms. Samantha Samson’s niece; Richard Stephens as bottle manufacturer Mr. Andrew Ash; Lara Starcevich as Madame Iris Mirror, Pollyanna Patron of the Arts; Joe Borden as dance instructor Mr. Thomas Twostep; Tawawa Borden as dance instructor Mrs. Tilly Twostep; Jeff Perry as weatherman Mr. Miles Mercury; Priscilla Patterson as ladies’ magazine reporter Miss Pandora Wright; Scott Clausen as local police officer Hank Bismuth; Nell Clausen as FBI agent Kay Keen, and Renne Emiko Brock was chemist doctor Sean Steel.
This year, unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock produced the community event. Businesses that participated by hosting a clue included: Bag Ladies of Sequim, Blue Whole Gallery, City of Sequim Civic Center, Fieldnotes, Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, Peninsula Taproom, Rainshadow Café, R & T Crystals ‘n’ Beads, Sunshine Café, That Takes the Cake, and Wind Rose Cellars.
Several businesses donated items for the big prize: John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort, R&T Crystals ‘n’ Beads, Rainshadow Café, Bag Ladies of Sequim, Fieldnotes and Olympic Lavender Company.
Next year’s “Whodunnit Downtown?” event is already in the planning stages with a 1960’s theme, dubbed, “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat,” slated for Jan. 4, 2019.