—Contributed by Violet Klaas
Wednesday searches for missing teen Sierra LaMar have been discontinued. As the search for Sierra LaMar reaches the six-month mark, volunteer search efforts will focus on Saturdays from this point forward.
“Volunteer enthusiasm is still very high,” said Marlene LaMar, Sierra’s mother. “But we want to ensure that we are maximizing our opportunities, so we are doubling down on ensuring the viability of search assignments. The extra day of planning will ensure the integrity of our efforts.”
On Saturday, Sept. 15, the second annual Hot Cars & Guitars Tour will feature 300-plus American made Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Classics & Trucks through 1976 and the guitar stylings of Shane Dwight and Tommy Castro. Located at 9000 Airline Hwy., Bolado Park, in Hollister, CA, the hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Hot Cars & Guitars raffle will be donated to the KlaasKids Foundation to help support the continued search for missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.
The next search for Sierra will occur on Saturday, Sept. 15. Search volunteers are being asked to report to the Find Sierra Search Center, located at Burnett Elementary School at 85 Tilton R. in Morgan Hill between 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Search volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and bring photo identification. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear long pants and sturdy, covered-toe shoes. Searches will be by foot and be prepared for a variety of terrain from fields to dense woods including areas with increasing elevation. Bring items that prove useful: small backpack to carry water and snacks; bug spray and pre-poison oak lotion, hiking stick or golf club and gloves.
Sierra’s family, the KlaasKids Foundation, Child Quest International and the Laura Recovery Center would like to thank everyone who has volunteered so far. The KlaasKids Foundation is continuing to assist law enforcement and the LaMar family with future searches. Visit www.findsierralamar.com for updates, current events search schedules and more.