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Bladen County Education Foundation Jail-A-Thon on tap for Thursday

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By Erin Smith

The Bladen County Education Foundation is gearing up for some good natured fun with their 10th annual Jail-A-Thon set for Thursday, April 19, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the public meeting room of the Bladen County Board of Education.

Bladen County Education Foundation’s David Wall said the Jail-A-Thon is an event the community enjoys. He said all of the money raised during the Jail-A-Thon goes to the school system. 

The way the Jail-A-Thon works is you sign up a friend, business partner, loved one, or boss to be “arrested.” The person being arrested will then be picked up by a police officer and transported to the Bladen County Board of Education where they will face Wall and learn the “charges” against them and receive their “fine.” Once they have been “sentenced,” the participants then make telephone calls to friends and co-workers to raise the fine.

To volunteer or to nominate someone to be “arrested,” call 910-862-1488.