Waynesville DECA held its annual MDA Lockup last week at the Hampton Inn.  Through the many efforts of our community, students, and more than 40 soldiers from Ft. Leonard Wood, the community was able to raise $40,237 in donations and pledges. Wal-Mart and Domino’s Pizza helped with feeding the 119 jailbirds who turned themselves in for a great cause.

DECA is a student organization that promotes leadership, personal, and professional development designed specifically for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary national health agency that assists individuals with neuromuscular diseases. The money raised will help send children afflicted with this disease to summer camp, and help fund research programs working on finding the cure for this disease.