Sunny Shinewell is known for having the most awesome annual pool parties. As usual, she has invited the usual suspects who will certainly arrive on the scene in their most fabulous poolside attire. You've received your invitation again this year so get ready for a day of fun in the sun!  This is where your story begins...


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SUSPECT LIST

SUNNY SHINEWELL
Swim Coach, Sun Valley High School
The beautiful Sunny Shinewell is a prim and proper lady. She is an undefeated swim team coach for Sun Valley High School, and takes her job very seriously. Sunny has a mysterious character, but she’s a gracious and a loyal friend. Many people close to her say she’s not been the same since her heart was broken two years ago. Sunny swears she has moved on, but only time will tell.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. A whistle as an optional prop.

MARCO POLO
Lifeguard, Sun Valley Recreation Center
Marco polo is a charismatic gentleman and an energetic lifeguard at the Sun Valley Recreation Center pool. However, he’s recently been falling asleep on the lifeguard stand while on duty.  Many say he is a liability to the recreation center, and someone is bound to get hurt while he’s on watch. Marco contends he is fine, and is now controlling his sleepy situation with energy drinks. But why is Marco so tired?  That’s the question the manager of the rec center would like to have answered!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. A whistle and a boogey board as optional props.

UVI RAZE
Surf Instructor, Sun Valley Beach
If you looked up the word perfectionist in the dictionary, Uvi’s picture would be next to the description. Uvi Raze is a total fusspot when it comes to surfing.  Even though Uvi’s the best at riding the waves, she is constantly going on about needing to improve. Uvi has been stressed out lately with false news reports of sharks around the Sun Valley Beach. This is ruining her business! Uvi claims the local news has nothing to report, so they are fabricating stories!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. Surfboard as an optional prop.

BRELLA BEACHES
Olympic Gold Medalist
Brella Beaches is an Olympic gold medalist and reigning national swimming champion.  She picked up three gold medals while competing in the last summer Olympics!  Nevertheless, she’s let success go to her pretty head, as she’s become quite the narcissist! Because she has boasted about how perfect she is in the media, paparazzi follow her in attempts on catching her doing something unscrupulous.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. A fake Olympic gold medal as an optional prop.

RAY SONLEY
Paperboy, Sun Valley Times

Ray is the introverted neighborhood paperboy for the Sun Valley Times. Ray’s a good listener, so if you need someone to talk to – he’s your boy. However, don’t expect to get much in return, as he’s not known for stimulating conversation. Many of the townspeople criticize Ray for not having future career aspirations.  He defends himself by saying he is happy where he is in life, and nobody has the right to judge him. Papers need to be delivered!

COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. Newspapers as optional props.

TANNY WATERS
Owner, Sun Valley Tanning Salon
Tanny Waters is the bubbly tanning salon owner. Tanny has a history of sibling rivalry with her brother, Speed O. Blue.  She’s quirky and would rather sing her words than speak normally.  This behavior tends to drive a few people crazy - especially her brother. Tanny is currently working on a commercial ad campaign for her tanning salon. She has strong opposition by skincare advocates, but this isn’t stopping her!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. Fake coupons for Beach Palm Tanning Salon as optional props.

SALLY SURFTON
Sun Block Chemist, Bronzetone Skincare
Sally Surfton is the no-nonsense sunblock chemist for Bronzetone Skincare.  She will not tolerate anyone going out in the sun without protection, and is famous for lengthy lectures about proper skin care! Sally makes it well known that she is against any type of behavior involving the willing damage of the skin. This includes visiting tanning salons. Sally has vowed to put a stop to Tanny Water’s ad campaign for her tanning salon.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. Different bottles of suntan lotion as optional props.

SPEED O. BLUE
Sun Valley Recreation Center Manager
Speed O. Blue remains professional during his shifts as the manager of the Sun Valley Recreation Center. However, once he’s off work, his arrogance and ill-manners are stifling. He’s quite rude, but his English accent seems to be enough to win some people over. Too bad his accent isn’t authentic, however. Speed O. Blue is a former schoolyard bully, and has broken a few hearts in his time. For this reason, he’s not the most popular person in the town of Sun Valley.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Speedo Bathing Suit (okay…not really….). Any poolside attire.

DANGER
Reality Television Star
Danger is an ultra-competitive reality television star. Her boorish behavior can be shocking at times, but it’s well-suited for reality television. There isn’t much that Danger hasn’t done on the small screen, but if there’s a challenge facing her, she’ll take it.  Rumor has it that Danger has signed a contract to be on a ground-breaking docu-series that will be released next year. Too bad she can’t talk about it. Everybody is dying to know what the show’s about!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Very casual / poolside attire with optional bandages for fake injuries and bag of plastic insects/snakes as a prop.

MAY FLOWERS
Heiress
May Flowers is the snooty heiress of Sun Valley.  Her mansion is the only one of its kind in town, but nobody besides her best friend, Uvi Raze, has ever been allowed inside!  The neighbors often wonder what this ritzy diva is hiding. The Flowers family have built most of the buildings in town, run at least half of the businesses, and have many influential connections across the nation. May is not one to be messed with – that’s for sure. However, there are rumors that May’s been dealing with a blackmailer. Who would be so foolish?
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Trendy poolside attire. Fake money / gold pieces in money bags and extravagant costume jewelry as optional props.

MELAN O. SITE
Monster Truck Driver
Melan O. Site is the most annoying one upper you’ll ever meet.  If you’ve done, said, or tried anything - Melan will give you an elaborate story about how she’s done it more often, said it already, and tried it twice!  Mischief is her middle name, as she often drives her enormous monster trucks around town…even though they are not street legal! Melan has many corporate sponsors with her gig, so she needs to keep her nose clean. Even so much as a traffic ticket wouldn’t fare well with her sponsors.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. Optional mini toy monster trucks as props.

SAM SOLBLOCK
Owner, Sam's Sugar Shack
Fun is Sam Solblock’s middle name! Sam’s a gourmet candy maker and owner of Sam’s Sugar Shack.  Sam loves to pull practical jokes on his friends, family and even customers!   He’s definitely a child at heart, and when you are around this chocolatier, you might want to watch your back…literally! However, Sam’s not made up of all smiles, as someone has recently been taking advantage of his return policy at his store. Sam’s business is in dire straits if he doesn’t put a stop to it!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. A post-it note pad and a pen as highly suggested props. Any type of practical joke items as optional props.

MAKKEN R. WAVES & FRIENDS
Unemployed Moocher

Makken R. Waves has been unemployed ever since he inherited his home from his great grandmother years ago. He is physically capable of working, but claims he doesn’t want to because a job would interfere with playing video games. He borrows money for his living expenses from his friends, who have all started to avoid him for that reason. As ducks fly with ducks, Makken usually has a group of his fellow mooches with him. If you’re around them for more than ten seconds, they will ask you for money, so beware.

COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. A wallet with nothing inside as an optional prop.

DIVEY BORDS
Professional Diver
Divey Bords is the spunky professional diver and captain of the Sun Valley Diving Team.  Divey often mocks people to get under their skin; so many people try to avoid this high diver. However, Divey is the best diver on the city diving team and has led the squad to winning many state championships and even nationals a couple of times! Recently, there has been strife among the divers, but Divey says s/he has it all under control.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Trendy poolside attire.

PET POOLFER
Babysitter
Pet Poolfer is the gregarious neighborhood babysitter.  If you are shy about hearing the truth, do not even speak to Pet.  This is one brutally honest babysitter who has a habit of over-exaggeration. Lately, Pet has had difficulty keeping a watchful eye on big groups of kids. Pet often brings large groups in public, and things don’t always go as planned.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Poolside attire. Any type of items that a babysitter would have as optional props (i.e. sunscreens, coloring books, beach ball, etc.) A real-looking baby doll as an optional prop.

TELE EVITANG & FAMILY
Neighborhood Gossip and Investigative Reporter, RBC News
Tele Evitang is always on top of the latest story… sometimes before they even happen!  S/he’s an ultra-ambitious investigative reporter for the television station RBC and will stop at nothing to be the first to get the scoop.  S/he’s also known to be the first to spread any kind of neighborhood gossip.  Watch what you do and say around this nosy neighbor!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Casual / poolside attire with a pen and notepad as a prop.

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