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Community Comes Together for Boggs

By Staff | Mar 2, 2016

The people of Tyler County deserve praise for coming together to support Matt Boggs, who has terminal cancer.

Multiple fundraisers were held recently, and raised thousands of dollars for the Boggs family.

Matt is a longtime Tyler 911 dispatcher who is active in the community and coaches youth sports. The family’s business, Boggs Pizza and Grill, is a partner in education with Tyler Consolidated High/Middle School. The restaurant sponsors various athletic events and feeds the athletes when they travel to other schools. They help support the annual ham, bacon and egg show held at the TCHS. The Boggs family have always been willing to help their community. And their community is clearly there for them.

More than 700 people attended spaghetti fundraisers at Middlebourne and Sistersville that raised nearly $8,500 total. There was a youth basketball tournament in Paden City and a little girl sold hundreds of cupcakes to help the Boggs’ family. MaKenzie Moss and Amanda Nash organized a bake sale on Saturday at the Middlebourne Volunteer Fire Department, which brought in more than $5,300. North Central Regional Jail employees, where Boggs used to work, contributed $500 to the cause.

The fundraisers were the community’s way of showing its support for a man beloved by many.

“This was a very good thing for the Boggs family,” said Mike Northcraft, an active firefighter for many area departments. “We had a really good response from the community. I think this will definitely help the family out. This is our way of giving back.” Giving back is something the Boggs family, and the people of Tyler County, do best.