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Community-Wide Search for a Missing Ring

PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) – A Ware couple, Holly Kusek and Dan Larzazs, have spent days searching for their engagement ring lost at a charity softball tournament.

Kusek says it’s rare for her to take off the ring, but before the game on Saturday, she did.

“At the beginning of the game, I put my engagement ring into the bag because it was my glove hand and I didn’t want to put my hand in and somehow lose it,” Kusek explains.

But unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened. Fifty minutes later, she went to place it back on her finger, and it was gone.

With over 10 pairs of eyes glued to the ground, they spent more than 12 hours searching.

“From the outfield, to behind the fence, to the infield, to the hill and the parking lot,” Kusek says.

The ring is a past, present, future setting with a large diamond in the middle, two smaller diamonds on the side, and aligning the band.

The reason they are so desperate to have it back goes far beyond the monetary value.

“On the date of the tournament was Holly’s mother’s anniversary from her passing of cancer and about 9 months earlier than that my mother passed away from cancer,” Larzazs explains. “When I had the ring made up it incorporated both the diamonds from our mother’s engagement rings and I bought a diamond for it myself,” he adds.

“It’s really hard to think that someone could take it knowing the sentiment to it, so we just hope someone just finds it randomly, because it literally is irreplaceable,” Kusek says.

There are signs posted at the Palmer High School softball field and around town describing the ring, in hopes that someone turns it in.

And they are using social media to spread the word. The story has been shared over 3,000 times on Facebook.

In fact, ABC40 was informed of the story by a woman who lives in Florida and read the story on Facebook; she doesn’t know the couple at all.

Larzazs and Kusek invite anyone to join in a final search at Palmer High School softball field on Sunday, June 8 at 11 AM.

And there is a reward of $1,000 if the ring is returned. No questions will be asked.

For any information, you can contact Dan Larzazs at (413) 657-6908.

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