AFFTON, MO (KPLR)-- Friends of the Affton boy found dead in the Meramec River earlier this week are raising money for his family.
Ice cold lemonade sounds good on a day like Thursday, and it’s making four young boys feel very good about helping the family of one of their best friends.
A lemonade stand set up in the Affton neighborhood of 12-year-old Christopher Marks, who was found dead in the Meramec River near Pacific Tuesday night.
The four friends behind the fundraiser, two are 10 years old and two are 12 years old, say they know the Marks family is struggling and they want to help. Doing this helps the boys deal with their own grief over the loss of their buddy.
The boys already have given Christopher Marks' family more than $200. They are hoping to raise more than $600. They are going to keep the lemonade stand going until they do. The lemonade stand is on Cloverhurst Drive off of Mackenzie Road in Affton.
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