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Young girl's playhouse stolen

SILVER LAKE TOWNSHIP, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Sharing a playhouse with other children is what a local girl envisioned.

But that all changed when her playhouse went missing at her family's ice cream parlor. She is now asking for your help in hopes someone will return it. 

Sophia Holgash outgrew her playhouse so she decided to place it at her family business for others to enjoy. Instead a crook saw an easy mark and took it. 

The 9-year-old Holgash misses her wooden playhouse. Thursday night the family says someone stole it from right in front of Lake View Inn near Brackney. 

"It was right there in the mud pile," said Sophia as she points to where the playhouse was. This is what's left. "These are pieces from the mailbox."

There were also tire tracks left. The family says someone with a truck backed up and multiple people lifted the playhouse onto a trailer and drove away. 

"My husband had to put it together. But it was very heavy, it was made of a lot of wood. I am thinking who ever did it was definitely more than one person," said Sophia's mother, Tracy Holgash. 

"I looked out the window and said what is it? And then there was nothing there," said Sophia. 

A day later all that is left is a imprint of where the house stood and the memories once had. 

When our friends come here they really like look forward to playing with it and eating their ice cream in there," said the 9-year-old. 

She has since grown out of the playhouse and wanted other children who visit her family's ice cream parlor to enjoy it. 

"She wanted other kids who came to the ice cream parlor she wanted them to have it to play, something to do while their families brought them here," said Tracy. 

Sophia has a plea to those who stole her playhouse. "Please return it because it does not make any sense to take something from a child," said Sophia. 

Her parents put the playhouse by the ice cream parlor last year when they opened for the season. Safely its been almost one year as they look to pen shop next week. 

The family does not know if they will replace the playhouse this season. 


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