The Community Christian School in Baraboo USA decided to introduce a “live action, Clue-themed mystery contest” during its annual gala. The competition resembled the classic board game Cluedo with a few minor twists. Rather than solve a murder participants were asked to locate one of the teachers. 

Actors played Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock and a handful of other characters as they wandered various rooms at the function and waited to be asked questions about the teacher’s whereabouts.

Activities like these provide another topic of conversation before, during and after the event. It also helped them gain some media attention as it made an otherwise possibly predictable gala dinner newsworthy. What have you done to make an event newsworthy?