|The ballad of Emily Airheart
Emily Airheart has flown far and wide,
“I started here,” she says with pride.
She loves to fly in Sequim’s blue sky,
she flies real fast and very high.
She flew all the way from sea to sea,
it was a record surely meant to be.
She’s famous now, yes, everywhere,
that plane and her make quite a a pair.
A bag of silver meant as her prize
caught someone’s evil, evil eyes.
The bag of silver someone took
Will you help to find this naughty crook?
The clues will be posted in local stores.
Look for the silver question mark on their doors.
The game is soon on, we hope you’ll play
For a chance to win a great local getaway!
"Whodunnit Downtown?" It was Cecil C. Seville, the movie director! Our Getaway Weekend winner was Bonnie Booth! She was the first game card drawn and she had the right suspect circled! Thank you all for playing during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim! Thank you to our suspects and volunteers! Thank you to the local businesses who donated items to the prize and venues hosting clues! Our next game is coming in April!
Date: Friday, January 3, 2014
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Sponsored by: Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber Merchants Group & unique as you / First Friday Art Walk Sequim
Can you solve the Whodunnit? It's 1925, and Sequim's famous pilot, Emily Airheart, has just returned from a trans-continental flight. Dignitaries from far and wide have come by train to watch as Emily is honored. She will be presented with a bag of commemorative silver coins minted in her honor. But, there's a problem, someone on the train stole the bag of coins. There are 10 suspects. There are 10 clues planted in 10 local businesses. Get a game card, find the clues, make your guess, and drop your card in the prize entry box at The Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St. by 7:30 PM for a chance to win.
Look for the 10 suspects walking around town and 10 clues to solve the mystery at A Dropped Stitch at 170 W. Bell St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., Colors of Sequim at 139 W. Washington St., LARC Gallery at 425 E Washington St., Pacific Mist Books at 121 W Washington St., Purple Haze Lavender at 127 W Washington St., Solar City at 135 W. Washington St., Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St., That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St., Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. Our fun dress up theme is the “Roaring 20’s” perfect for the glitz and glamour of silver and starting the New Year out right! Everyone is encouraged to dress the part and enjoy the participatory “Whodunit Downtown?” crime-solving mystery!
Type of game: A crime-solving scavenger hunt
How to play: Participating stores will have a large silver question mark on their door. Pick up a game card at any of these businesses or at Game Headquarters located at The Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St. Go to each of the participating businesses listed on the game card and find the clue left for you. The clues will help you figure out “Whodunnit”. Once you have made your guess as to the likely suspect, proceed to The Sunshine Café, fill out your contact information on the entry, and drop your guess in the entry box. The first entry with the correct answer drawn from the box will win a grand prize. No purchase is necessary. You must be 21 to be eligible for the prize. (Some restrictions apply. See complete rules at The Sunshine Café.)
Grand Prize is a great weekend getaway package that includes two nights at the Purple Haze Lavender Farm House Vacation Rental, dinner for two at Nourish Café, Gift certificate from Wind Rose Cellars, a book from Pacific Mist Books, $10 in Snowbucks from Solar City, Gift certificate from Colors of Sequim, 5" dessert cake from That Takes the Cake, Gift certificate from Domino's Pizza, two silver Sequim Centennial coins from the City of Sequim, and several other great prizes donated by local Sequim Merchants. No purchase necessary. Must be 21+ to win. Need not be present to win.
What to expect: Fun! This story takes place in the mid-1920’s. There are 10 “characters” who are actual suspects in the game. In addition to their 1920’s attire, they will wear name tags so they are easily identified. Feel free to stop them and take your picture with them. They do not know “Whodunnit”! They are all a bit out of sorts that this crime took place in the train car in which they were riding. They are all suspects. The question is: which one of them did it?
Questions? Not only will the “suspects” be able to answer questions about how the game is played, we will have a few “walking information booths” wandering through the crowd to answer questions. They will be carrying a sign that says “I can help!” These “helpers” have the definitive answers to the game players questions.