GV Circle K International to host Disney-themed Murder Mystery Dinner

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Attendees gather at the 48 West Theatre for the 2016 Murder Mystery Party, hosted by GVSU Circle K, which took place on Friday, April 1, 2016.

GVSU Circle K

GVL / Courtesy – GVSU Circle K Attendees gather at the 48 West Theatre for the 2016 Murder Mystery Party, hosted by GVSU Circle K, which took place on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Tylee Bush

The Grand Valley State University Circle K International organization, an affiliate of Kiwanis International, will be hosting its third annual Disney-themed Murder Mystery Dinner Thursday, March 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Alumni House and Visitor Center.

The cost to attend is $12 per person, which covers both dinner and admission. The event is semi-formal, but students are encouraged to dress up in anything fun, formal and/or Disney-themed.

“You’ll never attend an event quite like GVSU Circle K’s all-student-run Murder Mystery Dinner,” said Audrey Kahler, president of Circle K.

Kahler spent one year in the club as a student, then served as the public relations director chair and ran district social media. Now, she relishes her role as president.

“I have had an amazing time and wouldn’t trade being a member for anything,” she said.

Chapters of Circle K can be found in 17 different countries around the globe, and the organization contains approximately 14,000 members all over the world.

“Circle K International is the world’s largest collegiate student-led service organization,” Kahler said.

She said one of the highlights of being involved in the group was that it allowed students “to be involved in campus and get our service hours.”

Alexandra Breen, treasurer of Circle K and head of the fundraising committee, shares Kahler’s enthusiasm for the organization.

“We all just legitimately have a lot of fun helping those in our community and giving our time to these organizations we volunteer at,” Breen said.

Circle K’s Murder Mystery Dinner is the organization’s largest fundraiser. The money raised at this annual event enables the club members to do everything they do in the community, since they are a donation-based organization.

“We are a fairly small club, but we want to change that,” Breen said.

The hope is that this event will help the organization earn more funds so Circle K can give back to the community and serve in more ways than it has before.

Kahler said “attendees can expect a fun, Disney-themed, interactive dinner party” at the event.

And the event is not just for GVSU students. Instead, she said the goal was to foster “fellowship and relationship creation.”

“Each attendee gets to select a Disney character to play, and throughout the night they get to interact with other characters to figure out who the murderer is,” Kahler said. “Each character has a backstory and clues to help point them and the other attendees in the direction of finding out the culprit.”

Additionally, there will be a prize for the winner, photo booths to take pictures, costumes and plenty of food.

Kahler encourages both students and faculty to come and support Circle K, GVSU and the greater Grand Rapids community.

“Students and faculty should attend to enjoy a stress-free night out at our magic- and mystery-filled dinner party,” Kahler said.

Breen also said it would be an evening full of fun for all attendees.

“The committee and I have been meeting for the past month-and-a-half to make sure we get this dinner ready so it can be a great time for anyone who attends,” Breen said.