Fundraiser to be held for Abingdon girl struck by car

Baltimore-area Ravens Nests chapters will host a fundraiser for the family of a Harford County child hit and seriously injured while crossing the street in Ocean City last month.

Charles Robbins, chief inspector with the Harford County Liquor Control Board, presented plans for the event during a meeting of the liquor board Wednesday at the board's headquarters in Bel Air.

The Chamber of Ravens Nests plans to hold the fundraiser July 21 at VFW Post 10028 in Aberdeen.

Local media in Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore reported Jalyn Shaw, 5, of Abingdon, was crossing Baltimore Avenue on June 1 with her mother when a vehicle driven by a Salisbury woman struck her and knocked her to the ground.

She was flown to Baltimore, suffering from severe head injuries, including a fractured skull.

The suspected driver, who left the scene, was stopped and arrested a short distance away and has been charged with multiple offenses.

"It's being held to help Jalyn's parents raise the money that's needed for mounting medical bills," Milton Skopinski, president of Ravens Nest 1 of Bel Air, said of the fundraiser.

The event will include food, prize wheels, a 50/50 drawing, DJ, a silent auction, face painting, cornhole tournament and more.

Event-goers will also be able to celebrate Jalyn's 6th birthday and her graduation from kindergarten, Skopinski said.

Donations to the Shaw family can also be made online at

Havre de Grace events

The board voted 4-0, with Commissioner Tom Fidler Jr. absent Wednesday, to approve one-day licenses to serve alcohol during the Pirate Fest Weekend today (Friday) through Sunday at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House.

Board member Linda Goetz presented the plans for Pirate Fest Weekend.

A license was also approved to serve beer and wine during a Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps fundraiser July 27.

Ambulance Corps board member Mark Hemler said the organization holds "several fundraisers a year" to support its volunteers.

Money raised through ambulance billing cannot be used to assist Corps members who might "fall on hard times," Hemler explained.

Main Street Tower improvements

Renato Buontempo of the Main Street Tower restaurant in Bel Air presented plans to build an outdoor serving area next to the building.

Buontempo said drinks would be brought to restaurant patrons on the enclosed patio from the Tower's inside bar.

The board also approved one-day beer and wine licenses for the Fallston Club Inc.'s July 20 crab feast and bull roast at the Fallston Swim Club, the Women's Challenge Inc.'s July 26 Jazz at the Manor at Rockfield Manor in Bel Air and the Hepatitis Foundation International's July 27 Jamaican Me Crazy at a private residence.

Closed session

Board members voted to go into closed session to discuss a personnel matter.

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