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Feathers & Flappers Mystery Dinner at Stronghold Castle

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Sat, Apr 01 , 2023 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm

1922 N. IL Rt 2, Oregon, IL 61061

A good time for a great cause! The Feathers and Flappers Mystery Dinner is your chance to support the ongoing maintenance and restoration of the historic Stronghold Castle in Oregon.

Dust off your feather boas and enjoy a special mystery "who dunnit" performance dinner inside the magnificent historic Stronghold Castle. The event includes appetizers, dinner, desserts, and special "Roaring 20s" inspired cocktails. Guests are encouraged to dress in 20’s era themed costumes.

Doors open at 5 pm, with drinks & appetizers served until 6 pm. The show begins at 6 pm with dinner served at 6:30 pm.Admission is $100 a plate/person and includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, and a drink ticket. All proceeds benefit the continued maintenance and restoration of the Castle!

History of Stronghold Castle

This Tudor style home, known as the "Castle’, was constructed in 1929 by Walter A. Strong, the owner & publisher of the Chicago Daily News. A quarry was opened by Mr. Strong to provide stone for the castle, and it was completed in 1931. Strong envisioned a summer home away from Chicago to allow his children to experience nature.

The 360-acre property, that offers gorgeous views of the Rock River, was purchased in 1963 by the Presbyterian Church PC(USA) to provide opportunities for the people “to experience a vision for the human community through a retreat and camping environment."

Since 1963, Stronghold has operated summer camps including mission groups and volunteer projects. Today, Stronghold continues to offer opportunities for summer camps, weddings, reunions, banquets, retreats, group bonding retreats, family camping and much more.

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