Murder mystery dinner to support Mt. Laurel-based animal rescue group

It’s a murder mystery dinner straight from the 1920s on Friday, Nov. 9 to support Randall’s Rescue.

It’s murder and mystery, but it’s all for a good cause.

The Mt. Laurel-based Randall’s Rescue animal group is hosting a murder mystery dinner straight from the 1920s entitled “Roaring for Rescues” on Friday, Nov. 9.

Officials with group say supporters are encouraged to get all “dudded and dolled up for a night out at the juice joint” when the event takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. at the historic Braddock’s Tavern, located at 39 S. Main St. in Medford.

Although dressing the part isn’t required, guests of any attire can work together to help solve a murder as they join actors who will provide the clues that will eventually allow participants to unravel the night’s mystery culprit.

For guests who aren’t looking to play Sherlock, attendees can still enjoy dinner, raffles and silent auctions, with prizes such as portrait packages, concert and sports tickets, baskets, memorabilia and more.

Tickets for the Nov. 9 event will cost $95, which, in addition to the evening’s entertainment, includes a complete dinner (vegan options available), dessert, and two drink tickets for beer or wine.

The dinner menu will feature a salad station, vegetable stand, potato choices and options such as chicken roulade, Scottish salmon or farfalle pasta.

Awards will be given to the evening’s best detectives, best costumed attendees and and more.

Attendees of the event can also know their money is going toward a good cause, as 100 percent of the profits will go to Randall’s Rescue.

Randall’s Rescue started in 2011 with Cindy Randall, who began to foster animals in need after working a veterinary office and learning about the health risks animals faced due to overpopulation.

The rescue obtained nonprofit status in 2013, and with a network of volunteers, the group can house upward of 100 animals at any one time.

‘’We’re so excited for this — it’s a chance to really connect with the community,” Randall said about the upcoming murder mystery event.

As a nonprofit organization run by volunteers, Randall said her group is always in need of funds to help provide supplies and medical care for the cats and dogs they house.

“We desperately need funds to help cover medical care for our many rescue cats and dogs, which can be astronomical,” Randall said.

With that, Randall said the event will allow her group to raise “much-needed” funds while also providing supporters an entertaining evening.

“Many of our supporters and members of the community are able to come together to relax, enjoy amazing food and drinks, be entertained, solve a mystery, and have the best time,” Randall said. “It’s a win all around.”

Those interested in attending the upcoming event can purchase tickets at www.randallsrescue.com/mystery.

Sponsors for the event include All Systems Go Inc, VSEC Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Marsteller Family Chiropractic, Mount Laurel Animal Hospital and Nationwide Pet Insurance.