More than 100 Kauaians ‘locked up’

THE GARDEN ISLAND

Over 100 Kaua‘i citizens, accused of possessing big hearts and cited for conspiring with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise funds for Hawai‘i residents living with one of 43 neuromuscular diseases, have agreed to serve time behind bars for good deeds in an MDA “lock-up” fund-raiser Wednesday at Duke’s Canoe Club on Kalapaki Beach.

These community-conscious professionals have agreed to serve time until such time as they raise their “bail” of $1,200 each.

That amount is needed to send two children to summer camp on the North Shore of O‘ahu, MDA officials said in a press release.

Members of RSVP Kauai (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) have volunteered to be “arresting officers,” and will serve jailbirds with a “fun” warrant and transport them by “paddy wagons” donated by King Auto Center.

Upon arrival at the Maximum Appreciation Facility donated by Duke’s Canoe Club, jailbirds will face a judge, pose for an authentic mug shot, and feast on jailhouse grub.

Many local businesses have donated door prizes that participants will win. Event sponsors include Duke’s Canoe Club, King Auto Center and NEXTEL Partners.

Jailbirds will be arrested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a national nonprofit health agency that is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for the 43 neuromuscular diseases, as well as promoting quality- of-life incentives.

For more information on MDA or the lockup event, contact Leslie Uptain at 1-808-593-4454.

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