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Posted on: May 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Itching to solve a mystery; Parks and Rec have you covered

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Muscatine children and their families can search for clues and solve the mystery of The Pearl Button Burglar right from the comfort of their couch in this four-week mail program sponsored by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department.

Participants will go back in time in this exciting new program, back to 1897 where they will become detectives on a quest to solve a Muscatine whodunit mystery.

John Boepple is seeking the help of household detectives to find out who stole the top-secret plans for his invention – a new pearl button machine. Children will love receiving their Muscatine Mystery casebook, suspect interviews, clues, paper activities, and prizes over the course of this four-week program.

Muscatine Mystery Mail is the perfect activity for those eight-years-old and up, or for younger children to complete with the help of an adult. Participants will learn about Muscatine history and will have a blast checking their mailbox for the next clues to solve the mystery.

At the conclusion of the four weeks, participants will mail or email their solution to the Parks and Recreation Department and receive the suspects’ confession along with prizes.

The registration fee for this program is $5.00 and includes four weeks of exciting activities and prizes mailed to participants’ door. Registration is underway over the phone at (563) 263-0241 or online at

For more information, contact the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department by phone at (563) 263-0241 or via email at

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