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SOS for Youth equipment trailer stolen

HUDSON, Wis. -- The trailer that an educational acting company uses to haul its gear and equipment to and from shows was stolen last week.

The trailer disappeared from outside the studio SOS for Youth in Hudson last week.

“Our trailer was nothing fancy but it was ours,” said Sue Oberg, executive director of SOS for Youth. “I can’t believe someone would actually steal it. It can’t be important to anyone but us.”

The white, enclosed Avenger trailer has “SOS Players – Youth Changing Their World” in red and black letters on the sides. A photo of the trailer wasn’t available.

SOS for Youth is a nonprofit organization that educates youth on today’s tough adolescent issues through informative, straightforward and sometimes comical performances. They travel and bring their message and performances to schools throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.

“We have six shows this month and without the trailer it will be difficult, if not impossible, to travel”, said Oberg.

The group, with the help of a grant from Cardinal Health, has developed new programming on prescription drug abuse and the increase of heroin abuse and overdose.

Anyone who sees it or has information about theft is asked to contact the Hudson Police Department at (715) 386-4771.

The SOS board is scrambling to borrow or rent a trailer until a long-term solution is found. The board is committed to performing all the scheduled shows.

“When the mission and message is this important, the show must go on,” Oberg said.

For more information call (651) 438-5416 or email