What a day! Jailbirds were lining up at the Moose Lodge on the first of September to raise money for the March of Dimes. They turned themselves in and went before the Hanging Judge, Sonie Blackwell, who sentenced them to "smiling and dialing" to raise their goals. The jailbirds raised $14,731 and our top Jailbird was Cole Dysinger, he raised $1,001. Carol Schriver trailed at $1,000, then Joseph Burrick at $940, Shirley McCoy at $934 and Marilyn Monagle at $750. The top jailbird's names were put in a "lucky draw" for a Temsco Helicopters Mendenhall Glacier guided walk tour for two. This much sought-after prize went to Shirley McCoy who worked feverishly, eating only bread and water to reach her $1,000 mark, missing it by $66. Thank you to the volunteers who worked the day away: Women of the Moose Senior Regent Karen Fortwengler, Cindy Hudson, Shirley McCoy, Sonie Blackwell and the Juneau Moose Family Center Lodge #700 for allowing us to once again host our Jail and Bail at their center. Also a big thank you to Temsco Helicopters for their very generous donation for our top jail bird and to all the jailbirds who turned out for the day. Congratulations. You have helped moms and babies here in Alaska. You are helping to fund important research, grants and education to further our mission of improving the health of Alaska's babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. On behalf of those we serve in Alaska, thank you!
State director, March of Dimes