COAL TOWNSHIP - More than 85 people attended a fundraiser last month to support Door of Hope, a children's mission group that tends to the needs of abandoned, abused and orphaned children in South Africa.

"Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die," a murder mystery dinner that involved audience members, was held at Nos'Trovia to raise money for the organization.

Mary Lenig, owner of Nos'Trovia and who thought of the dinner after meeting Door of Hope founder Cheryl Allen, said the event was a "huge success."

"Many guests were unaware of the extreme crisis level of the abandon babies," Lenig said. "There was an immediate involvement for sharing the detailed information and a great outpouring of donations."

Lenig said the cast of seven performed exceptionally well and that the audience enjoyed the cast's interactive roles and questions.