Havre de Grace donating concert proceeds – Harford Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund


August 1, 2016

Patrick Sypolt
Director of Administration for the City of Havre de Grace

Havre de Grace donating concert proceeds
August 11 concert will benefit Harford Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund

Havre de Grace, MD (August 1, 2016) – HAVRE DE GRACE – The City of Havre de Grace has been successfully promoting and hosting a series of new concerts at the waterfront Hutchins Park at the foot of Congress Avenue all summer long. But the concert Thursday, August 11, featuring KISS tribute band Cold Gin, promises to be even more special to concert goers.

The Mayor and City Council, working with local law enforcement, are dedicating 100 percent of proceeds from the concert to the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund. The fund is a non-profit charitable organization that the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Union formed in 2006 for the sole purpose of collecting donations and providing the infrastructure to give money from the fund to Police, Firefighters and EMS personnel in our area in their time of need.

“Havre de Grace has always been extremely supportive and appreciative of our first responders,” explained Mayor William T. “Bill” Martin. “These concerts have become a unique and fun way for our community to come together and just enjoy themselves. We felt because of that sense of community spirit and camaraderie created by the concerts, that dedicating proceeds to support law enforcement, fire and EMS responders was the right thing to do.”

Havre de Grace Police Chief Teresa Walter noted the fund was established in 2006 and is a non-profit charitable fund. “The sole purpose of the fund is to assist all Harford County first responders – police, firefighters and EMS and their families if, unfortunately, something happens to them in the line of duty,” Chief Walter explained. “This donation is phenomenal, greatly needed and truly appreciated.”

Tickets for the Cold Gin concert are $20 and available by clicking the link at www.explorehavredegrace.com. The gate opens at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m., on Thursday, August 11, at Hutchins Park. The KISS tribute band has recently performed in Gettysburg, PA, and Ocean City, MD, as well as Hollywood Casino, before returning to Havre de Grace for this concert under the tent in Hutchins Park at the foot of Congress Avenue.



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Havre de Grace named One of Maryland’s Safety Cities in 2016


HAVRE de GRACE – Maryland is home to just over six million residents and is one of the smallest but most densely populated states in America. The largest city is Baltimore and the capital is Annapolis. Between the two is Havre de Grace, which Backgroundchecks.com has named to their Top Five List of The Safest Cities in Maryland 2016, with Harford County’s City on Chesapeake Bay at #2, behind Ocean Pines in Worcester County.

The listing declared that Havre de Grace with 12,900 residents on the head of the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River is home to Concord Point Lighthouse and the Havre de Grace Historic District home to a healthy variety of businesses, restaurants and museum. The violent crime rate is 235.5 and residents of Havre de Grace have a 2.7% chance of being involved in a property crime.

The list was compiled based on FBI violent crime statistics and proprietary BackgroundChecks.org research data.