Song, hugs, tears, candles and some laughter. It was a roller coaster of emotions as Alpine residents gather for Zuzu Verk. “Any of you who would have been put in that position would of stepped up the way we have,” Verk’s father Glenn told the crowd.
The Verk family came to address the community that’s been there since the day their daughter went missing. “I’m speechless,” says event organizer Glenda Westerman when asked what she thought about the Verk’s gratitude for the Alpine community.
It’s a community forever changed. A family that were once strangers to them, now one of their own. “We will never forget this town and the people for what you’ve done for us and our daughter. Thank you,” says Glenn Verk.