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JailGo to jail, go directly to jail. Bladen County Education Foundation 6th Annual Jail-a-thon fundraiser was bringing in a stream of donations from some of Bladen County’s finest.

Attorney David Wall, a local lawyer in Elizabethtown, acted as the “Judge” handing out orders for arrest today for “law-breakers” to post “bond”. Valerie Newton with the Board of Education assisted Wall as the “Clerk of Courts”, making sure officers knew who to “arrest”. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Department, Elizabethtown and White Lake Police Departments helped collect the “perpetrators” and their donations.

Ray Britt owner of Ray’s Furniture and Jewelry was brought in by Lt. Dwayne Cheshire. Britt came in with his hands up and his wallet out.

When asked how much it was to post “bond”, Wall said, “most of these folks are repeat “offenders” or donators. We don’t charge by the offense.”

Anyone who avoided “arrest” today may send donations to the Board of Education. Wall said, “Usually we will get a good bit of money after today from the donations that haven’t been received.” If you would like to help support the Bladen County Education Foundation, please send your donations in to Bladen County Education Foundation, Bladen County Educational Foundation
PO Box 72Elizabethtown, NC 28337