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IT WAS MAJOR JACKSON IN THE DINING ROOM (OR WAS IT THE CHAPEL?) WITH THE BELL

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Released 5 June 2012

IT WAS MAJOR JACKSON IN THE DINING ROOM
(OR WAS IT THE CHAPEL?) WITH THE BELL

as another mystery at The Salvation Army's
Camp CONNRI is solved!


Prime Timer Major JacksonASHFORD - When the Manchester Prime Timers entered The Salvation Army's CONNRI Lodge and Conference Center, they found themselves unexpectedly in the midst of a crime scene, just like a repeat episode of Law & Order. It was the first clue to the 2012 Senior Camp's Theme --- "MYSTERY!"

As questions swirled, the guests got settled in, with homemade pastries and hot beverages served in special mystery mugs before the clue-hunting began. Contestants then dressed as CLUE characters, adorned with plum hats, mustard scarves, green ties, scarlet boas, white veils, and peacock glasses, the standard mystery-solving attire. Mystery games were then tested and performance critiqued in the chapel, beneath the watchful eyes of famous detectives like Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Clouseau, Columbo, and the infamous Captain Collette. At the end of the morning's program, the "contestants" got to vote for their favorite games. The top finishers in the championship play-offs included: Missing Pieces, Pin the Pipe, Mystery Match, and Detective Snoop. Everyone played, everyone laughed, and most importantly... everyone was a winner, case closed!

Captain Colette Masom, Older Adult Ministry Secretary for The Salvation Army's Southern New England Division, said, "I am ever grateful to the Manchester Prime Timers who started the 2012 Senior Camp off with a ton of fun and some really great enthusiasm. This was a wonderful example of everyone really having a great time."

After lunch, it was time for B-I-N-G-O, mystery style. Even when there is a mystery to be solved, rule number "1" clearly states, you cannot have a seniors' event without the mandatory B-I-N-G-O game. Of course, because this was not just any B-I-N-G-O game, all prizes were wrapped, making any winnings yet another suspenseful adventure and a delightful surprise.

The top prize of the day were revealed by Kelley Bowin. The winner of the "mystery mug" was unsuspecting detective Mary Garvis. Sweet Mary had fortunately been conned, having sipped coffee from her Hearts, Diamonds, Spades, and Clubs Mug throughout the day, unaware she had a surprise in her hands all along. Mary took the mug home, as well as a bowl of candies and a magnifying glass to assist in her future detective work.

The day concluded with the biggest laughs and loudest giggles of all, as everyone reconvened back in the chapel, to debrief on the day's activities, only to be spied by the all-seeing eye of Captain Masom's camera. The winning photo, hands down, had to be that of Major Jackson (AKA - The Leader of the Pack) sporting her Miss Peacock glasses, in the chapel, with the bell! As it turns out, she is much more than just the 2012 "Employee of the Year" and DHQ Receptionist.

Prime 
Timer Group


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