MDA planning widespread ‘arrests’ in Twin Cities

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LEWISTON —The Muscular Dystrophy Association will holds its annual Lewiston/Auburn Lock-Up on Wednesday, May 18. Proceeds will send two children to MDA summer camp.

Local residents have been charged by the MDA with having kind hearts. On May 18, MDA parole officers will be “arresting” business leaders, also known as “jailbirds,” across the Lewiston/Auburn area and bringing them to “jail” at DaVinci’s Eatery.

Once “jailbirds” are brought to the restaurant, they will pay bail to be released. Organizers hope to raise bail in the amount of  $1,600. There will also be an opportunity for “jailbirds” to grab a bite to eat while networking with other business and community leaders.

“We have received such a warm welcome from business and community leaders in the Lewiston/Auburn community,” says Pauline Cormier, executive director of MDA. “This is a fantastic networking opportunity and a chance to help families who have been diagnosed with muscle-wasting disease here in Maine,” she said.

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For further information about these community “arrests,” contact Cormier at 854-3749 or pcormier@mdausa.org.

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