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Md. woman fundraises for Newtown victim's family

Sunday - 3/3/2013, 4:50pm  ET

ELDERSBURG, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland woman whose godson was one of the 26 victims of the Newtown school shooting raised money for his family with a haircut fundraiser.

Vicki Pellicciotti was the godmother of 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler who died in the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school. The Carroll County Times of Westminster (http://bit.ly/XQ3iSS) reports Pellicciotti helped organize a fundraiser Saturday at the Elements of Style Salon and Day Spa in Eldersburg. Employees gave free haircuts to children ages 16 and under with a minimum donation of $10.

The money is going to the Benjamin Wheeler Fund, a bank account for Benjamin's family.

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Information from: Carroll County Times of Westminster, Md., http://www.carrollcounty.com/


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