Elizabeth Smart to Visit Barron to Help Community Move Forward


The community of Barron is looking to move forward following the Jayme Closs case with the help of survivor  and child safety activist, Elizabeth Smart.

Smart was abducted from her bedroom in 2002 at knifepoint and kept for nine months before being rescued.

The Barron County Sheriff’s department hopes Smart’s visit will provide insight into the next steps for the community after Jayme Closs was abducted from her home and held for 88-days.

“Elizabeth is one of the only people that I’ve been able to talk to that’s had the same experience that we’ve had in Barron. If she could give us one tip on something we can do better, something we can do as a community to move forward I think that’s great,” said Barron County Sheriff, Chris Fitzgerald. 

Smart is set to speak at the Barron Area Community Center Next Friday. 

The event is currently scheduled to be held in the Barron Area Community Center but could be moved depending on potential spacing issues.

Event details: 

Author / Speaker / Survivor
Elizabeth Smart
Moving Forward with Elizabeth Smart.
Friday, March 15th. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Barron Area Community Center
Doors open at 6 p.m. Free of charge


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