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Raleigh nightclub to host fundraiser for firefighter's family

Posted June 9, 2010 9:31 a.m. EDT
Updated June 9, 2010 9:51 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh nightclub will host a fundraiser Friday for the family of a Raleigh firefighter killed in a wreck with a school bus last December.

The Second Annual Friends for Flip Benefit Concert will start at 8 p.m. at the Longbranch of Raleigh, 600 Creekside Drive.

Lt. Harry P. Flip Kissinger IV, 35, of Wake Forest, died Dec. 11, a week after his truck was struck by a school bus that crossed the center line of Ligon Mill Road. The school bus driver, Sheila Wimbush Hall, 52, of Garner, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

The concert will benefit the "Kissinger Family Care Fund," which is helping to support Kissinger's widow and daughters.

Kissinger worked for the Raleigh Fire Department for 12 years.