By Tim Kowols
Back in June, Sevastopol farmer Pete Peot found himself in an unfamiliar position: in need of help. Peot sustained major injuries after a farm accident, forcing him to spend a week in a hospital and to stare down a long road of recovery. In the time since, community members have volunteered to help Peot anyway possible, just like he had for them several times before. Close to 30 people have helped him milk cows and harvest fields and while another group of volunteers has organized a benefit for him this Saturday. He admits it could happen in any community, but Peot says he is thankful for those calling Sevastopol home.
The casts are off, but Peot says he begins the rehabilitation process in the coming days. The Sevastopol community will host the benefit at the town park and pavilion from 1 to 7 p.m. You can learn more about the event online with this story.