Barron, others to be ‘locked up’ for MDA

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Christine Barron of Troy.

Barron is considered to be heavily armed with kindness and should be approached with care. She is highly contagious.

Barron is expected to be behind bars by 11 a.m.  Tuesday, June 21 at the Hampton Inn in Troy. At that time, she is to post bail which will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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But Barron isn’t the only Troy resident who is on the MDA’s Most Wanted List.

The other volunteers in the fundraiser include Janet Smith, Jason Browder, Betty Savoie, Shane Griffen, Clifton Hastings, Heather Cobb, Michael Stephens, Laronica Kryger, Terri Murphy, Harry Sanders, Kerianna Maulden, Audrey Willis, Connie Teal, Jessica Acord, George Tarbox, Debbie Rogers, Sandra Wood, Meghan Green, Annie Blackmon, Wennifer Cameron, Angela Sarris, Jeff Kervin, John Ramage, Chris Hager, Rita Boothe, Dejerilyn Henderson, Steve Garrett, Jennifer Turner, Kari Barley, Toni Williamson, Dennis Griffith, Andra Coyle, Jessie Sheed, Jana Rogers, Sarah Sparks, Desiree Robbins, Constance Arnold, Cassie Rentz, Dwight Crews, Tonya Senn, Joyce Curry, Amanda Moore, Ashley Johnson, Brent Harrison, Heath Barton, Mickey Daughtry, Herbert Reeves, Wendy Bullard, Tanisha McNeal, Christone Faniel, Aaron Brown, Robby Morrow, Dianne Leveque, Ebony Aelterman, Jerry Beckett, Courtney Motes, Mickey Deveridge, Alisha Connell and Cindy Mitchell.

The volunteers will be jailed at the Hampton Inn and will be pleading for bail money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The MDA combats muscular dystrophy and diseases of the nervous system and muscular system. The MDA funds research and provides medical and community services including raising awareness of MD.

“I’m heading to jail and I desperately need the help of the community,” Barron said. “I have accepted the challenge of raising funds to send four children to MDA Summer Camp. The MDA offers nearly 75 weeklong camps that are offered at no charge to families, thanks to supporters who fund those camps. I have committed to raising $2,400 for families and children served by MDA.”

Barron said MDA Summer Camps give kids with limited muscular strength and mobility a life-changing experience in an environment without barriers.

“For these kids, MDA Summer Camp is often the best week of the year,” Barron said. “For me, it’s an opportunity to give back, to do something for others. I’m committed to sending four children to summer camp – to giving them a chance to do something that they might not have a chance to do otherwise and something they will remember for a long time.”

Barron said her philosophy is to do for one what you wish you could do for 100.

“I’m not sure who said it first but it’s the small things you do every day, not grand gestures that have a lasting impact,” she said.

Barron said she will gladly accept donations to the MDA but she encourages everyone to “go to jail and find someone to bail” on June 21. It will be time and money well spent.