"Double the Love" to benefit United Way

"Double the Love" a mystery theatre dinner, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn. "Double the Love" will benefit the United Way of North Central Mississippi." (Submitted photo)
Staff Writer

"Double the Love,” a mystery dinner theatre benefitting the United Way of North Central Mississippi, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased online at www.doublethelovedinner.com or by calling (662) 323-3830.

United Way of North Central Mississippi Executive Director Candy Crecink said the money raised during “Double the Love” will benefit the 15 organizations in Choctaw, Oktibbeha, Webster and Winston counties who are serviced by the United Way of North Central Mississippi.

"Our philosophy here is: strong neighbors make a stronger community," Crecink said. "So this is a night out that helps neighbors support neighbors. You're out to have a wonderful evening with neighbors and friends, and in doing so, you're helping all those other neighbors around you. That's where 'Double the Love' comes from."

Attendees will have the have the option of four different entrees with sides and dessert, Crecink said, and the performance go one while everyone eats their dinners. Prior to the performance, there will be a social time with appetizers and everyone can pick their tables that they want to solve the mystery with.

"The Detectives Theatre Troupe will be presenting the interactive dinner theatre production," she said. "It will be a romantic one written with us in mind."

Crecink said attendees will follow clues given throughout the performance, and then at the end of the performance, each table will be given a list of questions to answer and guess "who did it."

"It's also interactive," Crecink said. "The performers and actors will pull people from the audience to be a part of the performance."

Along with the "Double the Love" dinner production, there will be a drawing for a Valentine's Day prize box for one of the attendees at the end of the evening, Crecink said.