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Lumberton leaders locked up for a good cause

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

Several civic and business leaders in Lumberton spent time behind bars Friday to help raise money for the library's summer reading program.

The Friends of the Library hoped to raise $1500 to cover the cost of the five week program.

Warrants were put out for many of the City's leaders two weeks ago and Friday they were brought to the jail to meet with a judge and then locked up. They had to spend an hour in jail and then have someone pay $100 to bail them out.

The summer reading program is a five weeks long and is for children from the ages of four to eight.

"Our reading program is so important because our kids need to know how to read and use the library," said Mary Glaviana, President, Friends of the Library. "We have computers, books so they will know what to do when they get to school and they will know the resources we have here at the library."

The fundraiser was a big success and everyone who participated said it was a great time.

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