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Pilot Club brings local ‘characters’ together for fundraiser

“Mystery in the Canebrake,” a Pilot Club of Demopolis fundraiser,  will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at Demopolis Country Club. There will be live acoustic music, a full bar, and guests will figure out which of our 25 community members have committed the crime. There will be a prize for the winner. To purchase a ticket to the “Mystery in the Canebrake” event send $25 via PayPal, a check, or contact a club member to pay cash.

The Pilot Club has been busy taking nominations from the community for those who will play a role in the mystery.

The final list of nominees voted in by the community are as follows: Mayor John Laney, Judge Laurie Shoultz Hall, Johnny Johnston, Justina Allgood, Jennifer Smith Jordan, Catherine Melton Meador, Lee Jordan, Will Coplin,  Paul Johnson, Vince Deas, Sarah Chandler Hallmark, Laurie Willingham, Brandon Smith, Lisa Hill Flowers, Robert Blankenship, Tank Bryant, Monica Cox, Leslie Gibbs, Rex Flowers, Taylor Cobb, and Natalie Taylor Quinney.

The fictitious mystery plot, written by Pilot Club member Dana Coats Mabry, centers on the disapperance of local Judge Vince Deas … and ‘foul play’ is suspected. Demopolis’ best and brightest will convene to form a search party for the missing Deas at the Demopolis County Club from 6 to 9 p.m.   

All are invited to be part of this spectacular event by purchasing tickets, which includes Canebrake Punch garnished with home-grown cane. 

Will Ulmer will be playing acoustic music and party-goers will enjoy shrimp as well as sweet and savory delectables.

Proceeds for this event go to fund traumatic brain injury camp. Tickets may be purchased by contacting any Pilot Club member, Pilot Club President Eleanor Park at 334-341-9278, or the event coordinator, Dana Coats Mabry at 256-614-9466.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, October 9 issue of the Demopolis Times.)