Have you ever been to Rock Hall’s Bongo Bongo Club? Do you know where it is (or was)? Reportedly it stood somewhere near Maggie’s and burned down in 1948. Have you ever even heard of the Bongo Bongo Club? You will have one — just one opportunity to experience it — and this is IT.
On Saturday evening May 5th, the Chesapeake Room at the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Department will be transformed into the popular 1930’s Rock Hall club that spawned a yet-to-be-solved mystery. You will meet the Burgundy Wine Mob and get your chance to crack an 80-year-old cold case.
Here are the never-reported lurid details, salvaged from an old Rock Hall Police Department file: a three million dollar theft by the Mob; the subsequent disappearance of the loot along with a partner in crime named Johnnie; a glamorous dame named Francine; and a waitress named Tulip. Throw in a trio of additional mobsters (Max, Jonesie and Tony) and, well, you get the picture. Not pretty. But not dull.
But if you join us on May 5th, it’s just possible you will be able to view all of this objectively, and figure out where the lost $3 million is hidden and what happened to Johnnie.
There will be lots of music at the Bongo Bongo Club. There will also be dinner, a silent auction, a live auction and the murder mystery presentation. Oh yes, did we mention that this is a fundraiser for the Rock Hall Elementary School PTA? The money raised will be used to build a new playground for the Rock Hall Elementary children. Perhaps we can even locate some of the Burgundy Wine Mob’s lost millions! For tickets to this event, call Cissy McGinnes @ 410-708-3530 or Janice Nordhoff @ 410-810-2622.