ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Serenity Dennard has been missing for 10 days now.
But one woman who lives near the Black Hills Children's Home where 9-year-old Serenity disappeared is making special ribbons to show support for the young girl's family.
While Facebook blew up with everyone asking questions about the search for Serenity Dennard, Peggy Janecek asked only one question to Serenity's mother. What's her favorite color?
When Janecek found out Serenity's favorite color is purple she made ribbons for her family to wear.
Janecek lost her son 10 years ago in a drunk driving crash.. His favorite color was also purple. As a mother who has lost a child, she says hope is what's needed most right now.
"You don't want to feel this way. It's a very hard and sad, to fail. I always wanna encourage people to always hope for the best because that is what get you through every single day. And me wearing purple gets me through every single day," says Janecek.
Janecek also hangs three purple ribbons outside on her fence representing hope, love and support.
She says for five months she worked in a residential treatment home in Nebraska, similar to the Black Hills Children's Home. She remembers how difficult it was to care for troubled teenagers there and can't imagine the stress the staffers here have to deal with.
But her biggest fear is people forgetting Serenity Dennard.
"I don't want to see this become a cold case or anything like that. I want this to always be on the front burner because this is a mile from my house. I go and drive by these children almost daily sometimes and this hits home," says Janecek.