King’s Stables hosting 1920s-themed murder mystery fundraiser

Published 2:08 pm Monday, January 29, 2018

WILSONVILLE – King’s Stables is encouraging the public to come out and support its fundraiser, Benefit Ball at the Bohemian – Murder at the Grand Gatsby, on Saturday, Feb. 10. The event is hosted by the Junior Board of King’s Stables.

The event will be held at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook. This will be King’s Stables second annual benefit ball. The inaugural event raised $68,000 for King’s Stables.

Murder at the Grand Gatsby is a 1920s-themed murder mystery dinner. Attendees are asked to come dressed in their best Great Gatsby-inspired attire. Proceeds support programs and services at King’s Stables, a therapeutic equestrian center located in Wilsonville.

Tickets for the event include a cocktail hour, silent auction, a murder mystery game, a three-course dinner and beer/wine. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,350 for a table that seats 10 people.

King’s Stables serves youth who are receiving services from King’s Home – a nonprofit shelter that is home to hundreds of youth, women and children seeking refuge, hope and help from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness and other difficult and impoverished conditions and circumstances.

“Although we service our own youth, we also are serving others throughout the community,” according to a news release from King’s Stables. “Our goal at King’s Stables is to build relationships with other nonprofits and people in the community in need.”

The nonprofit uses horses in its therapy sessions.

“A horse’s herd is its community, and the way they communicate with each other within their herd is similar to the way people communicate,” the release stated. “We utilize these similarities in equine assisted learning and therapeutic horseback riding programs for participants of all ages and background. Horses help teach people how to express feelings, handle problems and open the lines of communication. Riders not only experience the joy a horse can bring, but also work on skills such as balance, strength, independence and coordination. Working with these beautiful animals is empowering and esteem building – plus it’s fun.”

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