Benefit dinner for Charlie Porter at The Potbelly on Feb. 18

A spaghetti dinner to benefit Red Feather Lakes resident Charlie Porter, who was severely injured in an auto accident on Jan. 28, is set for this Saturday, Feb. 18. It will be held at The Potbelly restaurant, 24340 County Road 74E, with dinner at 7 p.m. and live music by Bob & Louie at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.

“People are welcome to stop by the bar any time in the afternoon as well,” said Linda Weixelman, owner of the Beaver Meadows Resort where Porter is the maintenance manager. “There will be a bigger fundraiser in March, but Troy (Buyse, who manages The Potbelly for owner Maryann Rogers) wanted to do something for the family now.”

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According to Porter’s father, Steve Porter, he has been moved out of the intensive care unit at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. He was airlifted to MCR after his 1974 Bronco rolled off Creedmore Lakes Road, pinning him underneath.

Charlie has undergone reconstructive surgery on his face and jaw, his father said, and is to be transferred to Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins later this week to begin a lengthy rehabilitation.

A website for donations to help cover medical expenses for Porter, who has no health insurance, has been set up at That’s also where the family will be posting updates on his condition.

The fund is being handled by the Warren Federal Credit Union in Wellington. Anyone preferring to contribute by check can mail it to the Charlie Porter Donation Fund at WCFC, 7670 E. Fifth St., Wellington 80549, or call 970-568-7111.

For more information on the benefit dinner or contributing items to the silent auction and raffle in March, contact Weixelman at 970-881-2450.