MAYVILLE - The friends of Edward Schlabach have organized an event to help defray his medical costs.
Shortly after noon on Tuesday, May 20, Schlabach failed to yield right of way and was involved in a car accident while exiting the parking lot of Lighthouse Point Grocery in Mayville and was flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie. He is currently receiving treatment for a broken neck and fractured hip.
Because the accident happened while he was not at the work site, Schlabach is unable to receive workman's compensation.
Pictured is Edward Schlabach, with his wife Christine. Schlabach was recently injured in a car accident in Mayville.
According to Dustin Gifford, owner of Simple Construction and event coordinator, Schlabach will undergo six to eight weeks of recovery before beginning therapy. The timeline for his full recovery is unknown.
"He is a hard worker," Gifford said. "This event is our way of respecting that."
Schlabach has a stay-at-home wife and two daughters. All proceeds of the event will benefit his family.
The benefit will be from noon-4 p.m. on Father's Day, June 15, at The Stedman Creamery, 3934 Chautauqua-Stedman Road in Mayville.
The Stedman Creamery is owned and operated by Gifford and his wife, Pam. The food stand includes outdoor seating with shade and picnic tables, as well as a gazebo.
Pulled pork sandwiches with a side of potatoes or macaroni will be available for a $5 suggested donation.
According to Gifford, there will also be a drawing to win a carpenter's tool pouch, maple syrup and other items. Schlabach worked at Simple Construction for five years.