‘The Mystery of It All’ to be solved at Western Maine Play Museum fundraising dinner

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Western Maine Play Museum

WILTON — Western Maine Play Museum will hold a creative and uncommon fundraising event, “The Mystery of It All” Dinner. It will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19.

The event is the idea of community member Betty Shibles of Wilton, supported by the Wilton Group. Shibles, a long-time supporter of the Play Museum project, originally encountered the idea while visiting family out of state, where it has been used as an annual fundraiser for a nonprofit and typically raises thousands of dollars.

Guests for the dinner will congregate at the Play Museum for a tour of the new renovations and future exhibit spaces at 4 p.m. Following the tour, guests will receive their Mystery Dinner Host assignments, including directions to host homes where they will have dinner and entertainment arranged by their host.

The hosts are all community members residing on or around Wilson Lake in Wilton. Entertainment may include music, boat rides or access to swimming at the lake. In most cases, multiple guest parties (usually couples of two) will be assigned with other guests to the same host house.

Western Maine Play Museum

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The “Mystery of It All” is that guests don’t know who their host will be, what the entertainment will be, who the other guests will be, or what they’ll be eating (arrangements will be made in advance to overcome dietary requests/restrictions).

Tickets are $40 a person. Space is limited, so it is recommended to contact the museum for invitations early to ensure availability.

FMI, tickets: 207-779-7722, facebook.com/westernmaineplaymuseum/.