Elizabeth Smart to Host Town Hall Event in Barron, Wisconsin
Two months after 13-year old Jayme Closs escaped her kidnapper and was found alive, another well known kidnapping survivor will visit Jayme's hometown to meet community members.
According to the DuluthNewsTribune.com, Elizabeth Smart will host a “town hall” event at the Barron Area Community Center, located at 800 Memorial Drive, on Friday, March 15.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
It will be interesting to hear Elizabeth Smart's insight into the recovery process for her and her community. Smart was just 14 when she was abducted from her Utah home on June 5, 2002. She was held captive for nine months before being rescued 18 miles from her home by police and, ultimately, reunited with her family.
Smart, who followed the Jayme Closs case, is amazing example of strength. She now serves as an American child safety activist and contributor for ABC News.