How to help with exhibit in honor of Levi Collom

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

* Attend the "Help Levi's Legacy Live On" fundraiser

The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday under tents on the east side of Jeremiah's Restaurant and Lounge in Sikeston, Mo. All proceeds will help create an exhibit in honor of the late Levi Stephen Collom at the Discovery Playhouse. Levi, who died at age 3 on March 18, is the son of Ellen and Glenn Collom of Benton, Mo., and grandson of Steve and Viney Mosley of Cape Girardeau and Bobbi Collom of Sikeston. A concept drawing of the exhibit is also slated to be revealed during the fundraiser.

A silent auction will be from 6 to 10 p.m. A large number of items were donated for the auction and can be viewed by following Levi's event page on Facebook (do a search on Facebook for Levi Collom). Silent auction items will also be accepted until the day of the event.

Raffle tickets for 15 prizes, which include two St. Louis Cardinals tickets, a 40-inch LCD TV, barbecue grill package and $150 cash are being sold for $10 each or three for $25.

Advance tickets may be purchased at Hi-Tech Communications and First State Community Bank. The $15 cover charge includes appetizers, chocolate fountain and one draft beer or cola. Draft beer will also be available for $2.

* Mail donations

Donations may be mailed to The Levi Stephen Collom Memorial Fund, c/o First State Community Bank, 201 N. Main St., Sikeston, MO 63801.

* Online donations

Donations can be made at by searching for "Levi Stephen Collom Fund." A video of Levi with family and friends can also be viewed here.

* Other ways to help

The family is also seeking matching grants and corporate support. Resources for building the exhibit will also be needed.

* Learn more

Contact Gina Crabtree at 573-225-5714 or Theresa Proffer at 573-380-5691.

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