Group searching for lost wedding rings doesn't want reward

The worry is that someone else might have picked up the ring.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The quest to find a set of missing wedding rings is ramping up. A Kansas City couple lost the rings while in town for LouFest. A Five On Your Side viewer saw their story and contacted local coin collector clubs for help.

Finding something small and precious takes eyes and ears. Members of the Midwest Coinshooters and Historical Club and the Gateway Metal Detecting Club are used to this kind of work.

"Myself, I've returned dozens of class rings," said Roger Horrom, president of the Midwest Coinshooters and Historical Club.

They spent hours searching for the set of missing wedding rings on Thursday.

"I'm just following Roger," Gateway Metal Detecting Club member Tom Rother said. "Roger might overlook something himself so I'm just kind of going behind him a little bit."

The Kansas City couple is offering a $500 reward, but these treasure hunters aren't in it for that.

"We're just doing it for fun," Rother said. "We're not doing it for monetary gain."

"The only thing we look forward to is the smile on the face of the person that lost the ring as we hand it back to them and I always try to get a photograph of them," Horrom said. "I've got a whole little file folder at home with thank you notes and pictures of people that we've returned rings to."

Whether you want the $500 reward or not, there's more motivation for you to help search. LouFest organizers say whoever finds the rings will also get a pair of VIP tickets for next year.


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