Benefit for injured firefighter
Weed has served Ogdensburg for 35 years
By Holly Neumann
The community of Ogdensburg will host a benefit on Saturday, Sept. 10, for Kelly Weed, who was injured in a motorcycle accident.
Weed, who has served at a firefighter for 35 years, was taking part in the local EMS fundraising ride on June 25 when the accident occurred.
“We left Ogdensburg and were on our way to Symco,” said Ogdensburg-St. Lawrence Fire Chief Paula Durrant. “We never got there.”
According to the police report, Weed was driving eastbound on State Highway 22 near State Highway 110 when his motorcycle collided with another eastbound motorcycle. Weed was thrown from his bike and landed in the ditch next to the north gravel shoulder.
First Responders and Manawa Ambulance tended to him until a helicopter arrived at the scene and flew him to Theda Clark for multiple injuries. During his exam, doctors found an aneurysm in his neck that required surgery.
“Kelly has been a firefighter since he was 18 and loves doing it to help his community,” said Durrant. “He is a good person and would help anyone in need.”
Now the community is asking for others to help him.
The benefit will take place on Main Street in Ogdensburg from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include entertainment, horseshoe tournament, pool tournament, water fights between local departments and more.
Donations of raffle prizes can be dropped off at the Pour House on Main Street and monetary donations can be made to the Kelly Weed Benefit at any Premier Community Bank Location or by mailing it to: Kelly Weed Benefit, PO Box 82, Ogdensburg, WI 54962.
Anyone with questions can call Paula at 715-412-0585, Hope at 920-229-4078 or Kim 920-250-1862.
Funds raised will be used to help offset medical expenses.