May 9, 2016
The Mesalands Community College Foundation, Inc. recently hosted their ‘Til Death Do Us Part fundraiser at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. Attendees to the event had the opportunity to watch a wedding ceremony take place and then witness a murder. Preliminary net proceeds for the Mesalands Foundation are over $6,000, which will be used to support programs that benefit Mesalands Community College and their students.
James Streetman, Secretary/Clerk of the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees and Secretary of the Mesalands Community College Foundation Board, says he thinks the fundraiser went better than expected.
“I think the event went over very well. It seemed like everyone was having a lot of fun. I’m really glad we had this event on campus again this year, to showcase the facilities and programs at Mesalands,” Streetman said. “I also want to commend our student volunteers from Phi Theta Kappa that helped with the event. They did an outstanding job!”
Nearly 200 tickets were sold to the ‘Til Death Do Us Part fundraiser. During the event, attendees enjoyed a shrimp boil dinner and traded clues, to identify the wedding murderer. There was also a live and silent auction that took place throughout the event.
“The fundraiser was fantastic! I think people enjoyed the murder mystery dinner theater even more this year, after the last fundraiser,” Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, President of Mesalands Community College said. “On behalf of Mesalands Community College, I want to thank all of the students, staff members, and community members that assisted with this fundraiser. I also want to thank the community, for their continued support of Mesalands.”