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'Gone with the Tide' holds century old secrets in Langley

Josh Hauser, George Gutohrlein, Kathy Gutohrlein, Saranell DeChambeau and Megan Jeffers star in “Gone with the Tide.”  - Photo courtesy of the Langley Chamber of Commerce
Josh Hauser, George Gutohrlein, Kathy Gutohrlein, Saranell DeChambeau and Megan Jeffers star in “Gone with the Tide.”
— image credit: Photo courtesy of the Langley Chamber of Commerce


Bring the family to find out “whodunit” as Langley’s Mystery Weekend presents “Gone With the Tide” Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24. The sponsoring Langley Chamber invites everyone to bring the family and join in the sleuthing fun. Photo courtesy of Sharon Lundahl | The culprit behind Langley’s Mystery Weekend could be this guy, “Monty Green,” played by actor Mac Shearer.

This year’s mystery, written by Loretta Martin, brings a bit of Langley’s history to the streets for its Centennial Celebration year. It’s a fun puzzle for the whole family.

Solving the mystery is easy. Just purchase a Langley Mystery Weekend Clue Map with ballot at the Visitor Information Center located at 208 Anthes Ave. in Langley. Tickets cost $10 for adults, ages 16 to 64, and $8 for seniors, military or youths under 16. Langley Mystery Weekend Clue Maps are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.

Begin by reading the news articles about the crime, “Gone With The Tide,” in the “The Langley Gazette.” Check out the Clue Map where you can pick up printed clues to help solve the mystery. All of the clue locations and the scene of the crime are within a mile of downtown Langley. As you walk around town picking up clues from merchants and general folks, you will also encounter some of the suspects described in the Gazette, to be published in the Feb. 20 South Whidbey Record and also stacked around town. You never know who might have valuable information which will help you solve the mystery. But beware! Information pried from these characters may not necessarily be reliable. After all, the real “criminal” is out there and has every reason to lead you in the wrong direction!

Finally, when you think you have figured out “whodunit,” enter your solution on the Official Ballot. Bring your completed form to the Langley Visitor Information Center. Correct ballot solutions will be placed in a drawing for several Grand Prizes, ranging from weekend getaways and merchant gift certificates to Mystery Weekend memorabilia.

All the other “incorrect ballots” will be placed in a drawing for other prizes. All entries must be received by 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 to be eligible for the prize drawings. The solution presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 in the Langley Middle School auditorium and will take less than 30 minutes. You need not be present at the drawing to win. Winners will be notified by email, phone or mail. Participants can go to after 8 p.m. Sunday to find out the complete solution. The list of winners will be posted Monday, Feb. 25.

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