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When young professionals grow up they role play: Getting a Clue was never so much fun

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Gita Kulkarni, from left, Bruce Forest, Kevin Cousin, Jaclynn Hays and Hugo Soto at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
Gita Kulkarni, from left, Bruce Forest, Kevin Cousins, Jaclynn Hays and Hugo Soto at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event. Photo by Owen Doss
Jaclyn Hays and Freddy Goerges at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
Jaclyn Hays and Freddy Goerges at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event. Photo by Owen Doss
Catlin Woodman, from left, Courtney McGaver and Shannon Dolan at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
Caitlin Woodman, from left, Courtney McGaver and Shannon Dolan at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event. Photo by Owen Doss
Sahrish Agha and Will McGinnis at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
Sahrish Agha and Will McGinnis at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event. Photo by Owen Doss
Maghan Pruitt and Ryan Jones at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
Maghan Pruitt and Ryan Jones at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event. Photo by Owen Doss
The members at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
The members at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event. Photo by Owen Doss
Gita Kulkarni, from left, Bruce Forest, Kevin Cousin, Jaclynn Hays and Hugo Soto at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
Jaclyn Hays and Freddy Goerges at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
Catlin Woodman, from left, Courtney McGaver and Shannon Dolan at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
Sahrish Agha and Will McGinnis at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
Maghan Pruitt and Ryan Jones at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013
The members at the Modern Professionals murder mystery event December 2013

What: A murder mystery affair for a new group of social climbers who have blossomed beyond young professionals but who're still emerging philanthropists.

Where: 5250 Apartments

The 411: Was it Miss Scarlett in the lounge with the lead pipe?

Taking hints from Clue, a new clique of strangers, the Modern Professionals, became co-conspirators during a role-playing social aimed at bringing together local do-gooders who have aged out of the young professionals circle. Helmed by detectives Freddy Goerges, founder and president of Houston Young Professionals, and Jaclynn Hays, the case of the "Murder of a Millionaire" had to be solved.

The clever whodunnit ruse was purposely planned to change things up when it comes to networking events. With each guest playing an active part in the scheme, it was the hope of the organizers that mixing and mingling become a richer, less intimidating experience.

Who: Playing along were Raja Gupta, Jaclynn Hays, Maghan Pruitt, Caitlin Woodman, Gita Kulkarni, Kevin Cousins, Sahrish Agha and Hugo Soto.

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