Maryland benefit planned for young shooting victim

Got an email about a benefit planned for the family of 10-year-old Aaliyah Boyer, who was killed on New Year’s Eve by a stray bullet.

Here’s her story via a news release from Emanuel United Methodist Church in Lognaville:

By now most of you in this area have heard of the tragic death of Aaliyah D. Boyer, a 10 year old girl who was struck by a bullet from what police describe as “celebratory gunfire” shortly after midnight on January 1st, 2013. No one knows for sure where this rogue bullet came from. Aaliyah held on for a few days but, alas, she passed on January 3rd when her family had to make the heart-wrenching decision to take her off life support. Out of this tragedy, another child and her family were given new hope because Aaliyah’s heart was used to save the life of a 3 year old girl. Doctors say her organs would be able to help possibly up to ten recipients. The family was of course in complete shock, and to add insult to injury, Aaliyah’s mother’s house was burglarized and Christmas presents were stolen along with other personal property on Wednesday, January 2nd. The family needs help with funeral and other expenses incurred so LIX (a rock/dance band) and others are putting together a fund raiser to help the family.

Here are the details:


Admission: $25 per person at the door (cash or checks only – Please make checks payable to “Musicians for Aaliyah”

Includes: Dinner prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary of the NEFC – Also 50/50 – Baket raffles and a silent auction


Where: North East Fire Company – 210 South Mauldin Ave., North East, MD 21901

When: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 6 PM to 10 PM

Who: Musical Guests include: LIX, Alton Street and a Celebrity Tribute Review

What else? Can’t make it on January 26th but still want to help??? Click on “MAKE A DONATION” at the bottom right side of the home page of this website or go to NO COMPUTER – See Chris Bixby at church with your donation or mail it to the church office

About John Hilton

I grew up in Susquehanna County, Pa. and graduated Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism/political science in 1998. After working for nearly three years for a weekly paper in upstate New York, I came to southcentral Pennsylvania. I spent 13 years as a reporter and editor for The Sentinel in Carlisle and joined the York Daily Record as religion reporter in September 2011.
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