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Fundraiser hopes to memorialize young boy who drowned in local lake

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The pavilion at Lake Callis Recreation Area in Davison Township had a much different look on Monday evening compared to earlier this month.

Rather than volunteers, search crews, and police staging for the search of nine-year old Omarion Humphrey, people instead gathered to honor the young boy and in hopes of keeping his name in the Davison community for good.

Humphrey, who suffered from autism, went missing on July 4 and was found in Lake Callis on July 10 after an exhaustive and massive search.

On Monday evening, a raffle and other events at the pavilion are were held in hopes to raise money for a memorial in Omarion Humphrey's name.

Two local Davison women, Tiffany Kube and Erika Kirby, organized the event, and said it only made sense.

"Everyone in Davison came together so quickly to help find him, and even after the fact, now everybody is coming together to celebrate his life and put a memorial up on the lake for him," Kube said.

If the women raise $10,000, they hope to put a larger fence up around the splash pad.

If they can get to $25,000, they want to purchase and install a playground in the park.

"I think it will give a little closure, knowing he's being remembered in a positive way, and not bringing, keeping the tragedy here," Kirby said. 

So far, their GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $1,000.

If you'd like to donate to the cause, you can click here.

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