MIDDLEBURY — A Pak-A-Sak employee has volunteered to be shot with a stun gun Saturday, April 12, as part of a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The employee, who works the third shift at the store, will be shocked with her own self-defense stun baton and a stun gun at 10 a.m. Saturday at the east park in downtown Middlebury.
The two top donors, who pledged $201 and $200, will deliver the shocks.
Pak-A-Sak cashier and fundraiser organizer Monique Wilson said the employee receiving the shocks suggested the gimmick to help encourage people to donate.
"She's been wanting to do it for years," Wilson said.
"We usually try to do something different every year," said Wilson, who has had her hair chopped off for the fundraiser in previous years.
Wilson said she has researched the health risks associated with stun guns and that paramedics will be on hand in case something goes wrong. The Middlebury Police Department is also aware of the event.
"They wouldn’t let it happen if it wasn’t safe," she said.
This year Pak-A-Sak raised $2,796 to help children with muscular dystrophy attend summer camp. The camp costs $800 per child, Wilson said.
Many of the store's regular patrons and supporters of the fundraiser are expected to attend.
"Almost the whole town wants to see this," Wilson said.