Chris Barron

Chris Barron is one of a new group of community volunteers, the Melrose Area Arts Council. She grew up in Melrose in a day and age when the downtown was busy and people were always around. She and the council would like to see a return to that vibrant downtown activity. They have a preliminary design for a Welcome to Melrose monument sign near the Lake Wobegon Trail.

Chris Barron grew up in Melrose in a day and age when the downtown was a busy place where things happened. What made it even better was that her grandparents and then her parents owned Hartmann’s General Store. Chris and her siblings spent many afternoons downtown where the life of the town was centered.

“I remember men’s and women’s clothing in the store, and the special toy selection at Christmas,” Chris said.

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