by Jeffrey ZupanicReporterHartville -- Blake Davis spent the afternoon of July 21 like a 2 1/2-year-old should -- free spirited.He ate food. He colored with crayons and coloring books. He rode a toy choo-choo train, he laughed while in the arms of his family members while wearing a shirt with a picture of his mother on it, and he ran around with other little toddlers during a fundraiser at the Hartville Kitchen called "Blake's Bright Tomorrow."Heck, he even had the day named after him.In a special proclamation, Dan Croghan, mayor of Green, announced that Saturday, July 21, 2007, would be known as "Blake Davis Day" in the city of Green.Patty Porter, Blake's maternal grandmother, who is raising him following the tragic death of his mother Jessie Marie Davis, received the proclamation and as the thousands in attendance clapped, Blake showcased his illuminating ear-to-ear smile as he joined in the clapping.Ms. Davis was a former employee at Allstate Insurance in Hudson. Her body and the body of her unborn child were found June 23 in the Hampton Hills Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls. Blake's father, Bobby Cutts Jr., is charged with their murders.The event was organized by former Uniontown resident Jennifer Snyder to help raise money for Blake's college education, but it was a very special surprise that left Porter speechless as tears of joy streamed down her face.Countrywide Home Loans regional manager John Turcanik presented Porter and her family with a brand-new home."Thank you, thank you, thank you so much," Porter said.The home, to be selected by Countrywide, will be renovated by the Homebuilders Association of Portage and Summit counties.Turcanik said the entire process came together at a rapid rate in the last couple of weeks and believes the home will benefit the family in their time of need. Porter and Blake, along with other family members, currently reside in a two-bedroom apartment."Studies show that homeownership promotes family stability," Turcanik said. "We hope this gift will provide a sense of security for Blake, as well as a place for him to grow and a yard for him to play in."Scott and Tina Rayman, who furnished the giant "Pump-It-Up" inflatable cage where kids were able to bounce around during the fundraiser, announced they would donate a new play set for Blake at the family's future home."This is all very overwhelming," said an emotional Porter. "I would have been very content in our two-bedroom apartment. I want to thank each and every person here today. She [Jessie] has always dreamed of having a home and a yard for him. I know she's looking down and feeling just as grateful as I am today."A LeBron James autographed Cleveland Cavaliers jersey sold for $2,200 during an auction to spearhead the more than $20,000 that was raised and earmarked for Blake's college education. Among the other high-end items auctioned off was a Tim McGraw and Faith Hill autographed guitar from their Soul2Soul Tour II in 2006 that went for $1,000. Michael Jordan's autographed Washington Wizards jersey sold for $525.Editor's note: Zupancic is a reporter for The Review in Alliance.