Partners In Education | Fundraisers
ClueLess on Las Olas 2012
Til Death Do Us Apart
ClueLess on Las Olas • Held on March 29, 2012
Photo Gallery | Answers to the Clues and Hints | Sponsors
Til Death Do Us Apart was the theme of this year's ClueLess on Las Olas, the much anticipated annual fundraiser for Partners In Education, Inc. More than 450 amateur sleuths from around South Florida were on Las Olas Boulevard on March 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. for a street party and to solve the unique murder mystery game.
It was the night before the wedding of well to do businessman, Hawthorne Hatchett and Hillary Smith. The bride was found dead in her room and her murderer was still at large. Among the crowd was Hatchett, telling anyone who would listen that he loved Hillary despite the lipstick on his cheek and his minor indiscretions. The other suspects also interacted with participants during a live rendition of the board game Clue. Former girlfriends, a pushy boss, even the escort and male dancer for the bachelorette party were suspects.
For two hours, locals scoured the streets, buying hints from snitches and grabbing clues from the shops. As an annual fundraiser for Partners In Education, the event also featured a raffle and silent auction.
Participants gathered at the end for the final audio clue to help them solve the murder. Many suspected the envious “other” women. In the end though, it came out that Taj Gupta, the male stripper and escort was the culprit.
Sponsored by Wheelabrator Technologies among other business partners (see ClueLess Sponsors), the event raised money for Partners In Education. PIE works to improve student achievement by harnessing business, community and school resources in support of student achievement in Broward County Public Schools. All Broward County Schools are available for new partnerships. Businesses may make commitments of time as well as financial and in-kind donations based on the need of the school and the type of business. In the 2010/2011 school year there were more than 2,700 school partnerships that contributed $3.14 million in added resources to schools through cash and in-kind donations and the value of volunteer services.
See the Answers to the Clues and Hints for the explanation of each.
For information about the program, please contact Nina A. Randall, APR, Executive Director at 754-321-1974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.