'The Loving Lindsay Fund' is established as a beacon; Skaneateles wants daughter home
In Skaneateles, parents wait up. Yet none have had to endure the waiting of Martha and Rob Harris. After two years they are still waiting for their beautiful, engaging, bright-eyed daughter Lindsay to come home.
"We will never give up," Martha said. "Never."
Lindsay Marie Harris vanished from her home in Las Vegas on May 5, 2005 at the age of 21. Since then her mom, dad and two brothers Ryan (her twin) and Jared have endured a roller coaster of emotions. It's a ride they can't get off. A ride they must endure.
It hasn't been easy - not one day, not one hour.
Friends continue to show support with yellow ribbons
To comfort the Harris family and to demonstrate solidarity, their friends have created "The Loving Lindsay Fund." During the month of May, yellow ribbons will be tied around Skaneateles to remind the community that one of our own is still missing.
"It is a reminder that we still have a missing child that needs to come home," Martha said.
The yellow ribbon in particular is used while waiting for someone who is in a difficult situation -- even abusive. It is often thought of as waiting for our loved ones in the military, but it is particularly associated with missing children.
"So many people ask how they can help us and we cannot say," Martha said. "My friends came up with the idea of the fund as a way for the community and friends to show support for our family and to honor Lindsay."
"Spearheading the Loving Lindsay Fund are Betsy Sio, Judy Bragg, Cindy Petters, Peg Whitehouse and Cheryl Silvers. Also my wonderful Bunco group will be putting up large ribbons around town," Martha said.