BOONSBORO ? Fundraising has sent a Boonsboro town councilwoman, a high school principal and a postal worker to jail.
All three participated in the March of Dimes' "jail and bail" fundraiser and were confined until raising bail money. On Wednesday, Councilwoman Natalie J. Mose and officer in charge of the Boonsboro Post Office Kami Hoffman remained at the town's community building at Shaffer Park for about one hour.
They raised more than $1,700 for March of Dimes.
Nancy Wiley, community director for March of Dimes, said that Boonsboro High School Principal Martin Green did a similar fundraiser in December. Students actually raised $600 to keep Green in jail, instead of bailing him out.
March of Dimes helps prevent birth defects
Wiley said another jail and bail fundraiser is being planned for October.
The March of Dimes is a nonprofit health organization that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.