FOLLOWING a six-week crowdfunding campaign, missing Bathurst woman Janine Vaughan's billboard has been revealed.
Plans to make a second banner, which will also include Janine along with Jessica Small and Andrew Russell, also both missing from Bathurst, remain underway.
Rhonda Griffin, who came up with the idea and crowd-funded to ensure it became a reality said she wanted to thank the community of Bathurst.
"Without your help, this could not have been achieved," she said.
She said she was haunted by the fact three people have ben abducted in the city, and what that has done to their families.
"I cannot imagine what they have gone through or how they feel, every day, every year for all these years," she said.
Mayor Bobby Bourke, who worked with Ms Griffin and Peter Rogers to make the billboard a reality said the billboard encompassed what community was about.
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"This banner and sign is all about being part of the community and caring about where are these people (Janine, Jessica and Andrew) are.
"They can't do it by themselves, and I really hope this sign makes a difference.
He said a lot of community funding was put in and thanked Rhonda and her crew.
Adam Vaughan, Janine's younger brother said when you're a family member of a missing person there were no rules of how to think or act.
"You just think its not real, this is not happening."
"As a brother want to do everything possible (to help) but the truth is you can't.
"Each year has gotten tougher and tougher and we are running on empty... but we're also so strong and not going anywhere."
Mr Vaughan said the billboard shows the courage of the town, which is filled with secrets not only about Janine, but also Jessica and Andrew.
"Our hears go out to their families and their friends as well," he said.
He thanked Rhonda for her support, describing her as his "little angel".
"Thank you a million times," he said.
If you want to help with the project donations can be made at Reliance Bank Bathurst under the Janine Vaughan Billboard Fund BBS: 882 000, account (internal) 69601S20 or account (external) 100142786. Donations must be made by May 14.
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