Garrettsville – The Friends of Melana is delighted to announce its hosting of the Murder at the Pigskin Party event, a benefit dinner in memory of Melana Matson of Garrettsville, whose life was claimed at age nine by a cancerous glioma brain tumor.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Melana, an affiliate of the Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation. The Murder at The Pigskin Party will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall located on 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, Ohio 44255.

The event will feature entertainment by the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group and dinner catered by Guido’s in Ravenna.  Tickets are available on a presale basis for $40 each.   Tickets can be purchased at Huntington Bank (Garrettsville), Skylanes Bowling (Garrettsville), by calling Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093, or online at (search word “Murder”) and