Posted: Apr 23, 2011
As the search for Kyron Horman continues, so does the efforts of volunteers to raise awareness of his disappearance.
A group of volunteers held an Easter-themed event Saturday at Shute Park in Hillsboro that featured and Easter-egg hunt, crafts, food and entertainment.
"We set up for a couple hundred kids and we far exceeded that," said Kaine Horman, Kyron's father. "(We're) just trying to give back to everybody that's helping."
Many event attendees have helped the search effort by wearing T-shirts and buttons that feature information about the 7-year-old boy since he disappeared from Skyline Elementary School in Northwest Portland last June.
"I wear my shirt nearly every day and there are a lot of people who ask me who Kyron is. Some people don't know he's still missing," said Cindi Massei, one of the volunteers who organized the event. "We're doing everything we can to make sure (the distribution of information) continues. We don't want people to forget that Kyron is still missing and needs to come home."
Kaine Horman said he's amazed by the number of people who are donating their time to help in the search effort.
"It's just one of those things that gives you chills even thinking about what they do and it's just amazing," Horman said.