Hot pink balloons light up the sky over Antigo to keep teens memory alive
ANTIGO (WAOW) -- Hundreds of hot pink balloons filled the sky over Antigo Monday night. They were released in honor of Kayla Berg, the Antigo teenager who went missing five years ago.
Antigo police say she was last seen in Wausau on Aug. 11, 2009 where friends reportedly dropped her off at a home of the city's east side.
On Monday, dozens of friends and family gathered at Hudson Street Park in Antigo to honor Berg and keep her memory alive.
"She's never out of my heart, never out of my mind,” said Hope Sprenger, Berg's mother.
Family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil and balloon release. Five-hundred balloons were released into the sky in Berg's honor. In those balloons was a small card with Kayla's picture and a note asking for the community's help.
"You never know where she might be, I have no clue. The more I can get it worldwide, the better,” said Sprenger.
Sprenger says she will never give up hope her daughter is alive.
"I'll never give up. My last dying breath, I will never give up on her, ever. I will never stop looking for her. I will never ever stop, ever,” said Sprenger.
She hopes the community won't either.
If you have any information about Berg's disappearance you are asked to call the Antigo Police Department. The FBI has offered a $20,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.