Bighill raises Carnival spirit

The Arrest the Best Jail will be set up at the Village Green Centre’s main entrance Thursday at 3 p.m

With just four weeks until Vernon Winter Carnival, a special guest is coming to town Thursday to help get the community primed.

The Arrest the Best Jail will be set up at the Village Green Centre’s main entrance at 3 p.m. for just 30 to 45 minutes with a sporting prisoner.

“We will be arresting Adam Bighill,” said Deb White, VWC chairperson.

Bighill is a linebacker for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. The current best defensive player in the league signed as a free agent with the Lions on May 31, 2011.

“We are going to be selling raffle tickets and buttons to raise awareness and money for VWC,” said White. “The only way he can get out is if we raise $250.”

A Mardi Gras Carnival gets underway Feb. 5 to 14 with events for everyone including the parade, dinner theatres, dance parties, Winter Breakout and more. For a full list of events visit www.vernonwintercarnival.com or pick up a program at the Carnival office or various businesses around town.