Mystery, mayhem and murder

For the past few weeks I have promised details of our Murder Mystery Dinner — at last everything is set to go.

On Oct. 25, CAPS presents a Murder Mystery Dinner, “Reno:193.” The Fallon Convention Center will open at 5 p.m. for libations at a no-host bar. Tickets are $30 per person (aged 12 years and older) and can be purchased from the CAPS shelter, Jeff’s Copy Express, Mutts, Flower Tree Nursery, 3- Dimension Shipping and at the event.

You will be transported back in time to a cabaret where politicians, locals and persons of questionable character gather. Who knows what shady dealings will be going on ... murder included. We do know that our all-star cast will cast a spell on you as the plot thickens.

Diane Peters, director of this production, has spared no expense in obtaining a star-studded cast. Our cast includes: Glen Perazzo, Jack Lazenby, Zip Upham, Tom Graham, Steve Fracker, Alison Jamison, Mike Alby, Gerri Doyle and Goonie, a current CAPS guest. These actors will thrill you with their talent and skills. Yes, there is singing and sinning as the evening presents twists and turns. Will you survive and be left to tell the tale? Be sure to be there the evening won’t be the same without you!

Susie’s BBQ will supply the all-you-can eat buffet featuring chicken, tri-tip, tossed salad, Susie’s baked beans, potato salad, and rolls. To finish off this fabulous feast there will be “over the moon” cupcakes made famous by Sandy Fiske. Coffee, tea and water will accompany your meal.

Beer, wine and soda will be available to purchase.

To add to the fun there will be a live auction after the show. When is the last time that you actually got a chance to attend a live auction? Wonderful items will be up for bidding including the amazing special “doggie bed supplied with Char-dog-nay”.”

If you must leave early or do not want to bid on auction items, donation jars will be at each table.

All money raised from our dinner and auction, but especially the donation jars, supports our cats and dogs. Remember that CAPS is a non-profit “no-kill shelter,” so we absolutely rely on the community to keep the doors open. How cool is that?

On to a different subject, I admit that I love the Fallon dog park and all of the folks who frequent it. There is a common good displayed at our dog park. Folks go out of their way to bring water dishes, chairs, toys and ball chuckers. It truly is a credit to our community that people care about each other and their dogs. Sadly, it seems someone doesn’t understand the spirit of giving and has taken some of the community supplies. It is my hope that whoever took the stuff was just mistaken.

To all of the regulars, keep up the “good vibes” because nothing is more fun than watching Merci, Moose, Diesel, Frank, Riley, Freckles, Rue, Watson, Maria and Danny running around wrestling and having fun. Just yesterday one of the ladies commented, “I just love watching the dogs play it is such pure fun for them.” I must agree that my life is richer because of dogs. Doggone, that’s a great feeling!

CAPS News and Events:

On Oct. 25, as noted above. CAPS will present a Murder Mystery Dinner. More details are on our website ( and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook because we are really likable.

Nov.15 CAPS will be at Walmart featuring “Ki, King of the Pucker.” Come by and join his fan club. Just last week Ki greeted old friends and made new friends. One fan even puckered up for a two minute kiss. Ki is always up for smooching and treats. As one fan said “Ki smells so good that I just want to hug him.”

As a final note. CAPS is always in need of dog and cat food. You can drop it off at CAPS or send an email to me. Do you have questions, comments or a great story? Please contact me at

This week’s article was contributed by Kathleen Williams-Miller, a CAPS volunteer.


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