Fundraiser promises to take ‘Clue’ to the next level

Was it Miss Scarlett in the hall with the revolver? Or Mrs. Peacock in the lounge with the candlestick? Or could it be Col. Mustard in the conservatory with the knife?

Everyone has a motive at the greatest whodunit costume party that Murfreesboro has ever seen at “Clue the Party.”

You are invited to a night of mystery, murder and madness on Oct. 13, when you will have a chance to play one of the iconic characters from the classic board game, “Clue.”

“Clue the Party” will offer a zany night of mystery and suspense in the perfect setting, the Oaklands Mansion and all for a good cause, the Murfreesboro Cold Patrol and Oaklands Mansion.

Murfreesboro Cold Patrol is a group of volunteers who work to combat chronic homelessness.

They seek out the chronically homeless and try to meet their immediate physical needs.

Working with existing community resources, the patrol helps people become reestablished in society and where resources fall short, the group does its best to fill in the gaps.

Oaklands Mansion will use the funds to continue with its regular upkeep of the historic house.

Unlike other events, the CLUE party sponsorship levels are based on the game itself.

“Join in the fun for a fresh take on the classic board game and cult-classic movie,” Missy Lay said.

By becoming the sponsor of a CLUE character, you will own that “official” character and participate in the live play of the game.

Miss Scarlett, Mrs. White, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, Prof. Plum, Col. Mustard, Yvette the Maid and Wadsworth the Butler are $1,000.

It’s up to you how you raise the money for the sponsorship. You can fund it yourself or crowdsource it with pledges.

Either form of sponsorship is acceptable as long as the sponsorship money is received by Wild Goose Chase on or before Aug. 9.

“Remember, characters are first-come, first-served,” Lay said. “So if you really want to be Mrs. White, get your money in soon.”

As a character sponsor, you can also assign it to another person (if you choose not to play the role yourself). Sponsorship opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 24 and closes at noon Thursday, Aug. 9. Sponsorship commitments or pledges will be honored in the order received. To reserve a character or participate in any way, contact Lay at 615-904-4359 or

All official CLUE characters and their sponsors will receive the following:

  • Ability to live-play that character in the game itself. You will be provided a script, of sorts, for your character and participants will interview you at the event. You will not have lines to memorize, but you will have to understand your character, i.e. background, friends, enemies, etc.
  • Participation in a professional photo shoot, including the services of makeup and hair artists, in mid-August, which will create the single portraits featured on the CLUE cards the day of the party, as well as group portraits for promotions and signage. Note that the costume you choose is up to you and is your responsibility, although we have some clothing sponsors who are ready to help. This art can be resized as a poster for your home.
  • An invitation to dinner before the event at the Oaklands Mansion, hosted by Mr. Body himself! The gong will sound at 5 p.m. sharp! The murderer, weapon and room will be announced at dinner. You must then decide your story, or alibi IF you are innocent!
  • An invitation to a special thank you reception for all sponsors in early November.

Clue Fundraiser at Oaklands Mansion

About Wild Goose Chase Events

Wild Goose Chase Events offers fun and exciting scavenger hunts for Murfreesboro and surrounding areas. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, bride-to-be or just looking for a fun night out with friends, Wild Goose Chase can make it an event to remember.

And let’s be honest, haven’t you always wanted to go on a Wild Good Chase?

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