Barron holds tree-lighting ceremony to honor Jayme Closs

BARRON - The choir softly sang its refrain, "I Believe," as a Christmas tree glowed in the darkness.

Such was the mood of a tree-lighting ceremony at Riverview Middle School in Barron Wednesday to honor 13-year-old Jayme Closs. The missing teen’s family and residents gathered together in the cold, bringing light to their community and showing hope is still alive.

Jayme disappeared on Oct. 15, the night her parents, James and Denise, were found shot to death in their home outside Barron. Authorities have ruled the deaths homicides, and Jayme is considered endangered.

Wednesday’s Tree of Hope ceremony was organized by the Barron School District and Jennie-O Turkey Store and Hormel Foods, where James, 56, and Denise, 46, worked for 27 years. Jayme is a student at the middle school.
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