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Cherokee Seniors welcome New Year in with CCT presentation

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Prisoner accounted for - U.S. Marshal David LaFleur (left) and Dave Ellis, his prisoner (right), have just checked in at the "Good Times Lodge" on New Year's Eve 2011. The two were actors in the production that the Cherokee Community Theater put on for the Good Times Place members and guests. Photo contributed.
Senior members of Cherokee's Good Times Place were entertained on New Year's Eve by a "Murder Mystery Theater" presentation by actors from the Cherokee Community Theatre.

As guests arrived at the Cherokee Community Center that evening, they soon became part of a different setting - a snowbound hotel, packed with several visitors who had been marooned due to an avalanche - the setting for the CCT's "Murder at the Good Times Lodge."

Following the first "murder" at the Lodge, guests in attendance were asked to be detectives and help solve the mystery, as the CCT thespians portrayed the suspects and delivered clues that led to the solving of the murders.

What a discovery! Tricia Langholdt, portraying a supermodel who is staying at the "Good Times Lodge," has just discovered the body of a prisoner (Dave Ellis) who appears to have been murdered, in the CCT's New Year's Eve Mystery Theater production at the Cherokee Community Center. Photo submitted.
The cast for the Murder Mystery Theater included Ryan Brown as the Senator; Marci Brown as the Countess; Dave Ellis as the Prisoner; Joe Vannatta as a CNN reporter; Becky Elemond as a chambermaid; Rod Brown as a chauffeur; Eric Boisen as a CNN cameraman; David LeFleur as a U.S. Marshal; Tricia Langholdt as a supermodel; and Ethan Saylor as the Lodge manager. Cheryl Ellis directed the drama.

Throughout the evening, everyone celebrated New Year's Eve with various games and a potluck buffet of holiday food.

Good Times co-leaders Betty Harrison and Megan Graverholt felt that the last party of the year 2011 turned out to be a lot of fun for Cherokee Senior Citizens.

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