The local chapter of the Sherlock Holmes Society will soon hold its 8th annual meeting. It’s elementary because it’s the sleuth’s birthday!
Once a year across the globe from
This will be the eighth year for this unusual assembly, entitled the “Beach Hounds,” whose members never tire of anything that Holmes or Dr. Watson are involved in.
Each year prominent law enforcement, private detectives, and government agents are chosen for the prestigious Holmes Award.
This year’s award winner and guest speaker is John T. Andrews, who is a United States Homeland Foreign Counter and Domestic Intelligence Specialist and a teacher at
The swearing in of new Sherlock Holmes’ members is one of humorous highlights with other “secret” events and prizes to be presented. Dress code is “casually smart” and Sherlockian costumes are encouraged.
Most Sherlock Holmes’ Clubs have no dues or membership requirements, however many societies limit the number of participants. The “Beach Hounds” can be found on the national listing website, “Sherlockian,” and the headquarters is located in
All societies have names from Sherlock Holmes adventures, such as “Memphis Giant Rats of Sumatra,”
When first organized, the “Baker Street Irregulars” was formed in
The “Beach Hounds,” named after the “Hound of the Baskervilles,” cordially invite Holmes enthusiasts for an evening of unusual adventure.
"It’s like no other meeting you have ever attended," said Chick Huettel, a Sun columnist and the “Beach Hounds" president. "With the new movies and TV series of Sherlock Holmes this year, I think we may be overwhelmed with guests and new member initiations … and they won’t be disappointed.”
The meeting will be held at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club (The Vue Restaurant) at
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