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February 28, 2018

Fundraiser soon underway for beloved bartender struck by car

Fundraisers Dirty Franks
02122018_Sheila_Modglin_FB Sheila Modglin/via Facebook.

Sheila Modglin, a longtime bartender at Dirty Franks in Center City and executive director of the Sunshine Arts program in Upper Darby, is recovering from grave injuries suffered when she was struck by a car in February in Mt. Airy.

It has been about three weeks since Dirty Franks bartender Sheila Modglin was struck badly injured on the night of the Philadelphia Eagles parade.

Following her shift that day, Modglin made her way to Mt. Airy, where she was house-sitting, and was struck by a car on Lincoln Drive near Cliveden Street. Since then, her treatment has shown positive signs but her friends and family continue to hope and pray for a full recovery.

Dirty Franks will hold a "Sheila Our Sunshine" fundraiser for the beloved bartender on Sunday from 11 a.m. until the bar closes at 2 a.m. In a Facebook page for the event, the legendary dive bar announced it is still accepting donated items for raffles, as well as artwork, music, food, or other vendor contributions.

Since opening the invitation to the public, six bands have signed onto the event, which will feature kid-friendly activities like face painting and chalk games on a closed-off street outside the bar in the 300 block of South 13th Street.

Related to the fundraiser is a new GoFundMe page for Modglin to help cover her medical expenses as she recovers from broken bones and head trauma. She has no health insurance, according to the page.

Check out the Facebook event and GoFundMe page for more details.