The family is asking for volunteers to gather at 11:00 a.m. at the Starlite Plaza on 5700 Monroe Street in Sylvania and to look for the yellow balloons. Catherine's family is asking for those who live in Sylavania and the surrounding communities to please attend.
Catherine's daughter, Lisa Blanton says "It's been a painful and difficult time in not knowing where my mother is or what has happened to her." She further states, " I'm asking the public to please help us to hang posters so that someone who may recognize my mom may come forward."
According to Cynthia Caron, President and Founder of LostNMissing Inc., "These events serve a useful purpose. It provides families with tasks to keep them involved in the search for their missing loved one and it emphasizes to the community that Catherine is still missing and her family needs their help. " She further states, "The media is also invited. We cannot stress enough the importance of keeping a missing loved one's face in the spotlight as someone, somewhere may have the needed answers that can lead to bringing Catherine home." Missing posters will be distributed so that volunteers may post in various cities and townships surrounding Sylvania to help bring awareness and possible leads. Balloons of Hope will also be released and refreshments will be provided to all who attend, at no charge.
Catherine Sackrider, 59, was last seen leaving her daughters home in Sylvania Township around 7 p.m. on September 18, 2012. She was believed to have been en route to her home in the Wall Lake area in northeast LaGrange County. Sackrider apparently never reached her destination. She was thought to be traveling SR120 in her pickup. She is 5′ 5″ tall, weighs about 160 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes. Catherine is a Sylvania native but now lives in Indiana. She was in town visiting her daughter and grandchildren. Her vehicle was discovered abandoned at Whetstone Park in Sylvania OH on Tuesday September 25, 2012. Police said they found her purse and a picture of her late husband inside the car.
"If anyone has information, no matter how insignificant, to please contact the Sylvania Twp Police Dept at (419)882-2055 , or your local police." says Caron.