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A gathering of hope for Jayme Closs takes place at Barron High School

Barron County (WQOW) – The community shaken by disappearance of Jayme Closs, and murder of her parents, came together to support one another Monday night.

Hundreds of people attended the “Gathering of Hope” at Barron High School. Spiritual and emotional care was offered to anyone in need and there were resources for the family. Jayme’s middle school choir teamed up with the high school choir, leading the candle light ceremony and singing for hope that Jayme will be found safe and sound.

Many people told News 18 they showed up to help their neighbors and friends see the light during this tough time.

“I think people are still hopeful, obviously, and I think there is a real devotion to doing whatever people can do to help resolve the situation and support the family in any way that they can,” Barron resident Gene Rick said.

Chirs Kroeze, a Barron native and contestant on this season of The Voice, performed “Let It Be” by The Beatles in tribute to finding Jayme.

Barron Area School District Administrator Diane Tremblay said hope is the most important thing the community can control.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly is our Daybreak meteorologist. Justin joined WQOW News 18 in May 2018.

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