LASSO hosts murder mystery fund-raiser


By Nancy Crouse

Special to The PREVIEW

I know, I know: Colonel Mustard did it with a candlestick in the library!

No, that’s a different game.

Lord Danbury’s famous thoroughbred has just won the Kentucky Derby. He has invited all of his very best friends, including you, to a celebration event at the Danbury Inn. Imagine the surprise for arriving guests when a body is discovered on the front lawn.

Who is it?

What happened to him?

The planned elaborate party quickly turns into a wild search for a murderer.

You can join local sleuths April 20 at 6 p.m., at Winslow-on-the Shire when the mystery will be solved.

Crafted by LEO’s, Law Enforcement Officers of Pagosa Springs, and presented by LASSO, this different, important fund-raiser promises to be an eventful evening, filled with marvelous food and merriment.

Come dressed like you’ve been to the derby and win a prize for most appropriate outfit.

Join a team and help figure out “Who dun it!” at Winslow on the Shire, 3366 U.S. 84, while enjoying a light dinner and cash bar.  You’ll be supporting kids and horses as you solve the murder mystery.

Tickets are available at Home Again and Pagosa Feed and Nursery, or by calling 264-9355 or 264-0095.  Tickets are $30 per person in advance ,or $35 at the door.

LASSO, Large Animal Support Southwest Organization, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), that was founded in 2000 as a horse rescue organization. Today, it is much more than that. Every day, members assist horse owners in a variety of ways — from re-homing, placing horses in foster homes, lending temporary assistance through its horse food bank, gelding and even euthanasia, when necessary. For the last five years, it has provided equine-assisted therapy to special needs children and adults. In addition, LASSO hosts the equine Special Olympics three-day event each summer.

If you would like to make a contribution or volunteer your time and talent to any of these programs, call one of the above numbers. Visit for more information.