Community leaders — or ‘crime-hardened fugitives’ — raise funds for local Meals on Wheels with ‘Bail n’ Jail’ 2021

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Community leaders went to jail for a good cause Friday. Meals on Wheels’ annual “Bail n’ Jail” event raised money for the local program.

Terre Haute’s Meals on Wheels purchased a building in the 1600 block of S. 25th St., which will help them serve more people. The building is currently being remodeled, and the organization hopes to be moved in by April’s end.

Community leaders — or, as Meals on Wheels called them, “crime-hardened fugitives” — went to jail Friday and then raised bail money to get out and support the organization, for which community donations are critical.

Rita Kaperak, executive director of Terre Haute’s Meals on Wheels, said, “We’re very happy with the community. They support us very well and without them, there would be no Meals on Wheels.”

Those “crime-hardened fugitives” who served time were:

  • Mark Fuson
  • Jeff Fisher
  • Rick Burger
  • Jay Crapo
  • Jon Scherle
  • Shawn Keen
  • Matt Tegtmeyer
  • Kris Kraut
  • Shefali Purohit
  • Angela Johnson
  • Christan Crawford
  • Steve Meng
  • Christopher Schmidt

Donations could be posted online until 2 p.m. Friday. Those interested in the community leaders’ fates could follow the Terre Haute Meals on Wheels on Facebook.

Kaperak said the organization’s phone number — (812) 232-3878 — will remain the same after the move.

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