‘Prisoners’ raise funds for MDA

May 26, 2011

‘Prisoners’ raise funds for MDA

BGDailyNews.com | May 26, 2011 | By Pam Cassady

About 200 people were arrested and taken to jail in Bowling Green on Wednesday, but all were back on the streets by late afternoon. The arrestees were even treated to a meal and thanked for their visit during their incarceration.

Of course, this wasn’t an ordinary jail and the prisoners were far from criminals. Instead, area business and community leaders willing to help out a good cause went behind bars Wednesday to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

During the MDA lockup, the “jailbirds” were arrested and brought to the L&N Depot, where they were booked and “sentenced to raising money,” said Amanda Spiehler, executive director MDA of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

“I’m being falsely accused,” joked Robert Dean, chief of police at Western Kentucky University, as he sat with other arrestees making calls to get donations. Dean then admitted that he knew he was going to be arrested that day.

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Grieving the loss of two babies, Midway couple finds joy in adoption

December 24, 2010

Grieving the loss of two babies, Midway couple finds joy in adoption

Lexington Herald-Leader | December 24, 2010 | By Shawntaye Hopkins

MIDWAY — Heather McColl’s cell phone rang at about 11 a.m. Dec. 14 as she and her husband, Mike, organized donated Christmas toys at Midway Christian Church.

It was the couple’s adoption attorney, telling them to go to Destin, Fla., and adopt a child they had known nothing about.

“I was just sort of in shock,” said Heather McColl, the church’s minister.

McColl started crying and handed the phone to her husband.

The news came as a blessing to the couple, who lost two children in a year and a half.

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