Lefebvre benefit organizer said she's 'overwhelmed' by community's support

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Sundaty's Matt Lefebvre benefit will be held at the Governor's Inn; inset Matt Lefebvre rehab is expected to take months if not years. (Courtesy photos)

ROCHESTER - The chief organizer of Sunday's fund-raiser for a Rochester man severely injured when he was run over by a vehicle while jogging last fall said all of the 148 tickets on sale for the benefit have been sold as of this morning.

"That's the big news," said Kendall Spewock of Admiral Property Management, "and we are just thrilled."

Spewock said the amount of support being shown for Matt Lefebvre and his family has been "overwhelming."

"So many people have been there to help, and me as the organizer, it has been unreal to see the generosity this community has shown," she said.

The fund-raiser will include culinary specialties from Mitchell Hill BBQ, Porter's Pub, Fallen Leaf Bistro, Lilac City Grille and Mr. Sippy's BBQ.

Entertainment will be provided by Matty and the Penders.

There will also be a silent auction, which will include many items including one that has a retail value around $2,600, Spewock noted.

Matt Lefebvre continues to show progress as he continues his recovery at home from the Oct. 11 accident that occurred near Burger King on North Main Street.

"His wife, Nicole, told me recently he is moving in the right direction," Spewock said.

Matt suffered three spinal cord injuries, nine broken ribs, a broken sternum and clavicle, a punctured lung, nerve damage to his left side and a severe laceration that went from ear to ear on top of his head that took 25 staples to stop the bleeding, according to Nicole Lefebvre.

A special account has been established at Holy Rosary Credit Union for anyone looking to donate additional money. Checks can be made out to the Matthew Lefebvre Fund and mailed to 133 Brock St., Rochester, NH 03867.

Sunday's fund-raiser runs from 4-7 p.m.

Spewock said Matt Lefebvre and Nicole expect to be there for the festivities.

Meanwhile, Joyce Howard, 69, of Rochester has been charged with conduct after an accident, a Class B felony. Her case is still awaiting possible indictment once the investigation is completed, Assistant County Attorney Emily Garod said today. January's grand jury will not convene due to COVID concerns.

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