Two events will be taking place to raise money for the reward fund for Corey Daniel Laykovich, who was killed in Independence between the hours of 12:30 and 2:30 a.m. on July 27 in the vicinity of 39th Street and Crackerneck Road.

The first is a Birthday Celebration of Life from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Woodsweather Café, 1414 W. Ninth St., Kansas City. Part of the proceeds from the food and drinks will go into the reward fund.

The second is Wordstock from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at Prospero’s Parkside Books, 208B N. Missouri 7, Blue Springs. Shelley Metje (Corey's mom) will have her book, ‘The China Cabinet,’ for sale. Proceeds will go into the reward fund.

If you would like to donate to the reward fund, please send donations to: The Corey Daniel Laykovich Burial and Reward Fund, in care of Hawthorn Bank, 17430 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055.