Sherlocked: Beach Hounds fill The Vue to celebrate sleuth’s 160th birthday

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 04:05 PM.

Following initiation of new members into the society, candles were lit on a cake in celebration of Sherlock Holmes's birthday.

This was the eighth annual meeting of the Beach Hounds Chapter, which was brought to South Walton by local Sherlock Holmes enthusiast Chick Huettel. Growing each year, the chapter now has 140 members. In Memphis , Huettel was a member of the “Memphis Giant Rats of Sumatra" club.

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"It was quite an affair last evening," said charter member Joe Stanko, "... even Mrs. Hudson would have enjoyed it ... of course she would have been mostly in the kitchen ..."

The Vue had reservations called in for 124 people Monday night and had to turn several away.

"We do this because it's fun and to acquaint people with the brilliant writings of [Arthur Conan] Doyle," said Huettel. 

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