EVART — When a member of a small community is in need, other residents will rise to help. That is exactly the case in Evart, as volunteers are coming together to assist the family of Mike Theunick.

Theunick was severely injured during a farming accident on Feb. 24, sustaining nine broken ribs, a broken pelvis and ankle. After days in the hospital and a rehabilitation center, he is now resting at home, though he still has a long road to recovery.

"He's doing well," said Amie Fenton, Theunick's niece. "He's still in a wheelchair and starting physical therapy in a few weeks."

A benefit event is slated to take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at the Community Building within the Osceola County 4-H FFA Fairgrounds. A spaghetti dinner will be offered for a monetary donation and will include spaghetti and meal balls, garlic bread, dessert and beverages.

A number of donated silent auction items will be up for grabs throughout the evening as well, and a live auction with auctioneer Andy Lattimore will begin at 7 p.m. More than 40 prizes already have been collected, including a rifle, refrigerator, gift certificates, items from Ferris State University and more.

"It's huge and heartwarming to see the amount of generosity the businesses and individuals have shown," Fenton said. "It means a lot."

She hopes the event can raise at least $5,000 for Theunick's medical expenses.

To donate or for more information, contact Amie Fenton at (231) 357-8781.