United Fund Lock Up fundraiser to be held Nov. 12

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Have you got any loose change or money lying around?

Participants in the United Fund of Atmore’s annual Lock Up event will need that money to bail them out of “jail” during the annual fundraiser at city hall on Thurs., Nov. 12. Bail this year is $1,000.

United Fund of Atmore is partnering with the mayor’s office and the police department to put on this annual event. The event is UF’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

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About a month ago, willing participants started raising the needed “bail” money for the event. Participants will be “arrested” by an APD officer and then taken to city hall for processing. The participants will be released once their bail is made.

Those going to jail will be picked up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the day of the event.

UF President Brandy Giger said approximately 25 participants are taking part in the event. Funds will be collected the day of the Lock Up.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to UF for this event can do so by putting the participants’ name along with the donation to help build up their bail.

This year’s participants include: Chuck Brooks, Sharon Brown, Judd Coley, Don Davis, Glen Davis, Bub Gideons, Shane Harigel, Sheldon Harigel, Hank Lee, Nathan Martin, Sydney McGhee, Tracey Miller, Myrna Monroe, Christopher Rowland, Deeya Sessions, Chris Singleton, Brandon Smith, Susan Smith, Mayor Jim Staff and Nancy Williams.

Those who would like to make a donation can send it to United Fund of Atmore, P.O. Box 823, Atmore, AL 36504.

United Fund supports the following agencies: Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry, Atmore Area YMCA, Atmore Babe Ruth Baseball Program, Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball, Atmore Girls Softball Program, Atmore Public Library, Atmore Tee Ball League, Concerned Citizens of Atmore, Escambia County Cooperative Library System, Escambia County Healthcare Authority, Friends of Education of Escambia County and Pride of Atmore — Save the Strand.