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Can you solve the case called I Loathe a Parade? Heres the scenario: This 4th of July murder mystery takes place in Elmtown, a community of 12,000 people noted for its annual Independence Day parade. Mayor Joe Possumz, whos just announced thatMoreCan you solve the case called I Loathe a Parade? Heres the scenario: This 4th of July murder mystery takes place in Elmtown, a community of 12,000 people noted for its annual Independence Day parade. Mayor Joe Possumz, whos just announced that hell be running for his fourth term in the fall elections, is in the reviewing stand, waving at the parade while wearing his now-famous, red-white-and-blue bowtie. As the final drum-and-bugle corps passes by, the mayor bites into a hot dog coated with traditional brown mustard and topped off with a dark-green dill pickle. When he finishes the culinary treat, Possumz wipes the perspiration off his brow, smiles faintly at the crowd and collapses. To the amazement of those nearby, the local doctor rushes to him, checks for a pulse, and pronounces him dead. More about the Elmtown parade: Twelve years ago, when Mayor Possumz was first elected to office, the Elmtown parade was a ten-minute affair, consisting of four units and a lot of fire trucks. With the mayors backing, the parade has become a holiday extravaganza. The 80-plus units in the parade now take two hours to pass by the official civic reviewing stand, strategically positioned in front of City Hall where the mayor gazes with pride at the event that he has built and nurtured. But, any politician is only as secure as his last controversial decision ... and the mayor has made many enemies over the years. Could one of them have done him in as he was enjoying the latest version of his most noteworthy accomplishment? The suspects . . . Rhonda Ripley - Owner of Horsebalm Stables She and her team of riders have been fixtures in the parade for the last 10 years. Rocky the Clown - A favorite with the kids of Elmtown Behind the greasepaint is alderman Rockwell Kenmore, who planned on running against the mayor in the upcoming election. Mona Minski - Head of the Elmtown Marching Mommas Every 4th of July, she relives her cheerleading days at Elmtown High School by marching in the parade and leading cheers all the way down Elm Street. Albert Ames - Leader of the Elmtown Civic Band He plays the piccolo and is renowned for his solo in Stars and Stripes Forever. Albert knows when anything in Elmtown is off-key. Dottie Pinewood - Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 1776 She takes pride in winning the annual prize for best float in the 4th of July parade. Vern Fullerton - The part-time weatherman at the local TV station, WORM He was the grand marshal in the parade, riding in a vintage Model A Ford. ------------------------------------------------- This complete Murder Mystery Party Kit from Mysteries on the Net contains everything you need to host you own event at home or in a large facility. YOU WONT NEED TO COPY ANYTHING for a party of up to 50 people. The kit includes: - Complete instructions on how to run your party, - Facilitator instructions, - 6 suspect roles and role player instructions, - 16 invitations to your party, - 12 copies of The Graphic News newspaper, - 14 copies of a letter from the Chief of Police, - 24 individual clues, - 8 copies of the answer sheets to be completed by your investigative teams, - And, of course, the solution to the case. Youll need to take apart the kit to prepare the material for your party, and everything will be right there at your fingertips. Your friends and colleagues will enjoy the challenge of solving a murder mystery that will be talked about for years to come.