"Jail and Bail" to Support Georgia Special Olympics

Here are the things you should know before heading out the door March 21.

1. Weather. Dry weather is in for today with partly sunny skies and a high temp near 76 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Calm wind between 5 and 10 mph is expected. Going into tonight, there will be a low around 53 degrees.

2. In case you missed it. Missed a headline this week? Find the recap in .

: This past week's Whiz Kid is Gianna Romero, who plays classical piano and is an accomplished singer at the age of 15. She advanced to District Honor Chorus last semester.

3. Happening now. The will be hosting a "Jail and Bail" fundraising event on April 1 to benefit Georgia Special Olympics. Citizens can apply for a "warrant" to have an individual "arrested" by the Acworth Police Department and taken to "jail". The subject of the warrant will be notified in advance of the impending warrant and be given the opportunity to participate by "posting bail". They will also be given flyers in advance to distribute to their friends to attempt to raise their "bail". Individuals who are not able to leave their place of business or residence but would still like to participate, will be given the opportunity to "bribe" the officer who comes to "arrest" them in order to not go to jail.

All "arrestees" will be taken to the "Old Acworth Jail" located at 4357 Senator Russell Ave. in Acworth on Apr. 1 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Upon arrival the "arrestees" will be booked in, and have their "mug shot" photo taken as a souvenir.  They will also have to stand before a "judge" and answer to their "charges".

Warrant applications are available at the Acworth Police Department located at 4400 Acworth Industrial Dr. The fee for a warrant application is $50, and must be paid in advance. The subject who is "arrested" will have a "bail" of $50. All "bribes" must also be at least $50 to be considered. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Georgia Special Olympics Foundation.

4. Ahead on Acworth Patch. Looking for a job? Count on Patch to provide you with local job leads each week in job column-. Check back at 11 a.m. for the latest interview tips and information on local businesses that are hiring at the moment.

5. What about March 21. On March 21, 1965, led 3,200 people on the start of the third, finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL. On the same date in 1970, the first Earth Day proclamation was issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.


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