Eric Boykin will become a bar mitzvah Saturday morning, Oct. 19, at The Temple-Tifereth Israel. Eric is the son of Holly and Bill Boykin of Solon, and the brother of Kenneth and Matthew. He is the grandson of Susan Cohen of Brookline, Mass. Eric attends Solon Middle School. He plays soccer and lacrosse, and participates on the math team. For his mitzvah project, Eric is collecting pet toys and supplies for Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village, whose mission is to act on behalf of animals and inspire people to build a more humane community.