Murder at the UGLY Christmas Sweater Party takes place Nov. 23 from 6-10:30 p.m. at The Temple at 1330 Linwood Boulevard. Tickets are $40 each, and can be purchased through Eventbrite.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The townspeople of Snow Falls will gather next weekend at The Temple KC for a murder mystery dinner to determine “who done it” while raising money for children suffering from speech, language and hearing disorders.

The Scottish Rite of Kansas City’s “Murder at the UGLY Christmas Sweater Party” on Nov. 23 will feature a four-course meal and a fun, interactive show benefitting the RiteCare Childhood Language Disorders Clinic, a 501(c)(3) providing relief and assistance to children suffering from and afflicted with aphasia, dyslexia and other speech, language and hearing disorders and conditions.

Since the 1980s, the Scottish Rite in Kansas City has helped children and families confronted with language and speech disorders. Originally called the Childhood Aphasia Clinic, later the Childhood Language Disorders Clinic, and now RiteCare, the clinic is hosted at The Temple and staffed by Children’s Mercy Hospital clinicians.

“One of the most vital skills children acquire is their ability to communicate,” said Stacey L. Burke, speech-language pathologist at Children’s Mercy’s Hearing and Speech Clinic. “When communication is hindered, children experience frustration and have limited opportunities to connect with others. The mission of RiteCare is to provide these children with speech therapy services so that they have a chance to master skills that are vital to their development. We are grateful to RiteCare for their dedication in serving the needs of children with communication impairments.”

Attendees will be assigned a character to play or participate as an investigator, working through rumors of blackmail, greed and revenge to quench scandal to get in the holiday spirit. Wine and spirit tastings will be available for purchase at the event, which will take place right down the hall from the clinic.

“The Scottish Rite organization stands for fellowship and compassion for those most vulnerable in our communities, and the RiteCare clinic is one of the ways these principles are manifested in our local chapter,” said Dan Woehrman, owner of Kansas City, Kansas-based Callender Printing and member of the CLDC Foundation Board of Directors. “The Scottish Rite funds much of the cost for RiteCare through community fundraisers like our annual Clays for Kids, and we’re thrilled to add another event in support of such a great cause.”

Founded in 1801, The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (commonly known as the Scottish Rite) is one of several groups that are part of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. All members of the Scottish Rite are Masons who have joined for education and improvement and to support worthy causes, such as RiteCare. The local chapter of the Scottish Rite, known as the Kansas City Valley of the Scottish Rite, was originally established in 1884 and has grown to more than 2,500 members in its 135-year history, including 1,100 current members.

Murder at the UGLY Christmas Sweater Party takes place Nov. 23 from 6-10:30 p.m. at The Temple at 1330 Linwood Boulevard. Tickets are $40 each, and can be purchased through Eventbrite.

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