19 of Okotoks' most notorious citizens were jailed this weekend.

The 3rd annual Jail & Bail took place at Market Square's, Spring Fling Market.  The Goal was to raise $30,000 for the Okotoks Food Bank Association.

One of the inmates Donna Gamble, Owner of Eye See Clearly Optical said she was happy to pay her penance for a good cause.

"We're here to raise money for the Okotoks Food Bank. We each have a personal bail of $1500 which would put us at the $30,000 or beyond which would be so fantastic." Gamble says "To help the Food Bank is helping so many people in the region, right now with the way the economy is, they need it now, more than ever."

Gamble says she made it out alive, thanks to generous donors.

"They're treating me horribly behind bars! Can't you see the people they put me in here with?" Gamble cries out for help and donations to ensure she makes her bail.

The last calculation funds raised took place at 3 PM on Saturday near the end of the event. That count totaled $28,100.

In a message to organizers, Sheila Hughes with the Okotoks Food Bank says she thinks they'll reach or even over come their $30,000 goal.

"It'll take a few days for the dust to settle, as the participants are still collecting donations, but I would be surprised if we didn't reach our goal."

There were 19 participants that helped to reach this fundraising feat, breaking the previous 2 years records.

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