A little extra magic was part of this year’s fairy tale-themed Adelphi University Circle K Murder Mystery Dinner for Eliminate as members from four different branches of the Kiwanis family worked together for a common cause. In addition to Circle K members, the cast included Kiwanis, Builders Club, and K-Kids members.
Five members of the Bowling Green K-Kids club played the Fairies of the Enchanted Woods. The fairies included K-Kids President Aline Asarian, Secretary Elianna Rivera, Director Catherine Posillico and members Samantha Gibson, Trinity Fan and Natacia Huang.
K-Kids worked with Adelphi Circle K members Julianna Classe and Gabby Smitelli who choreographed the dance.
“The Adelphi Circle K members are such positive role models for the K-Kids. I was especially impressed by Gabby who led the first rehearsal with the fairies afterschool in my classroom. She was patient, positive and skillfully encouraged the girls to dance their best,” commented K-Kids Faculty Advisor Lt. Governor-Elect Rich Santer.
The K-Kids were thrilled to be included by the “Big Kids” and were honored to perform with New York District Kiwanis Governor Joe Aiello who played King Edmundus.
In addition to the roles on stage, the K-Kids also led groups through the evidence rooms and interrogation area.
By the final reveal of the murderer and curtain close, the Murder Mystery Dinner raised over $4,000 for the Eliminate Project.
Script author Kiwanis member Rickie Santer, Adelphi Circle K President Sofia Conti and New York District Eliminate Coordinator Sr. Annemaire Kirmse are currently investigating the possibility of taking the Murder Mystery on the road to Fordham. Once finalized, details will be posted on the New York District Kiwanis Website.