Family, friends want to ensure little boy's legacy will live on

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Gabbie Hodgkiss (center), who is co-organizing the May 18 fundraiser, Levi's Block Party, accepts a basket from Show-Me Rentals employee Bonnie Woods while Theresa Proffer, co-organizer of the fundraiser, looks on Friday morning at the Sikeston business. (Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)

BENTON -- When tragedy struck a Scott County family, the community was there to offer support in every way imaginable.

Now, a year after the unexplained death of 3-year-old Levi Collom, who is the son of Ellie and Glenn Collom of Benton, community members -- along with others throughout the world -- continue to support the family and their goal: to help Levi's legacy live on.

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