MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- Several members of the Tri-City Fire Department landed themselves in jail Saturday, but it's not what you're thinking: The men volunteered to be prisoners for charity.
It's called 'Locked up Locals.'
It was part of a block party, thrown by the owners of Happy Donut and the extended business district.
The prisoners were locked up for about an hour as they made calls trying to raise money.
All of the funds will go the Children's Miracle Network Lions family guest house in Eugene, where organizer Paulette Jones stayed when her son was born prematurely. "He was born 6 and a half weeks early, and he was only four pounds when he was born," she said. "And so, they just made it so convenient for me to just move around, and the people were really nice."
Umpqua Bank, the local chamber of commerce, and local citizens all agreed to get locked up.
Jones says they were able to raise a lot of money, though the total hasn't been released yet.
There was also live music, face painting, a roller derby booth and more.
Jones said the event was not only a way to raise money, but a chance for local businesses to see some new customers.