WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty area churches, businesses, Lions Club and other groups are planning a dinner to help the Scott and Cindee Boyd family. Mr. Boyd was critically injured in a bushhog accident on Aug. 12. He was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where he underwent several surgeries in the first 39 hours. More surgeries in the next several months at Miami Valley Hospital will be for skin grafting and a hip replacement. He currently is in rehab in Springfield.
A Chicken and Beef and Noodle Dinner is scheduled for 4-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St. The menu will consist of chicken or beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, roll and butter, pie or cake and a drink for a $10 donation ($5 for 10 and under). Carry-outs will be available.
Mr. Boyd has lived in West Liberty most of his life and is a West Liberty-Salem graduate. His parents were Coleman (Red) and Florence Boyd. He has been disabled for 10 years due to back problems and has had eight surgeries. His last surgery a year ago finally allowed him to mow their pasture, which he was doing at the time of his accident. His wife has been mowing the pasture for the last 10 years and he was glad to be comfortable doing some chores at home.
Mrs. Boyd, whose maiden name was Moe, is a graduate of Ben Logan High School. Her mother and step-father are Charlotte and Edwin Fout, who live in Belle Center, where their daughter grew up. She has been employed as the clerk-treasurer for the village of West Liberty since 2003. Prior to that, she was the secretary in the clerk-treasurer’s office from 1992 to 2003.
Mr. Boyd has a daughter, Chelsie Boyd, who lives in Columbus, and a son, Colby, who lives in California. Mrs. Boyd has a daughter, Casey Thompson, who lives in Springfield with her son, Elijah, and her daughter, Arianna, and a son, David Thompson, who is a third-year medical student in Florida. The Boyds have a son, Noah, who is a third grader at West Liberty-Salem.
If unable to attend this dinner but would like to assist this family, write a check to the West Liberty United Methodist Church, put Boyd Benefit on the memo line and mail it to the West Liberty United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 606, West Liberty, Ohio 43357. For more information, call Nancy Dowden at 937-465-4219.
Submitted by event planners