A fundraiser for the family of escaped kidnap victim Jayme Closs is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Barron High School commons.

The event is being organized by a team of volunteers led by local contractor Bill Balts and his daughter, Melissa (Balts) Smith.

Proceeds will help Jayme’s aunt and uncle, Bob and Jennifer Smith, add onto their home to better accommodate the needs of their niece.

The event includes live music, a spaghetti meal, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a short program at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium, and a live auction to follow.

Three other fundraisers will take place throughout the day, including a silent auction, paddle raffle and Chinese auction.

A free-will donation will be taken at the door for the meal.

Donations can be made by contacting Bill Balts at (715) 931-7940 or by email: bobjennifer2019benefit@gmail.com.

Volunteers are needed to help. Those who are interested should call Balts or email to the address above.