‘Amish-ingly’ quick barn raisings

By on June 12, 2016

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Here is the finished product (photo taken June 8) of the labor of scores of workers from the local Plain communities whose sense of friendship and community spirit compelled them to contribute their time and skills to rebuild a pair of barns destroyed in a fire on Friday, June 3.

Excavation work was completed almost immediately at Stephen Stoltzfus’ dairy farm at 310 Hackman Road in Clay Township.

The barn raising on the first structure was completed on Monday, June 6. Crews immediately went to work and the structural walls of the second building were up by Tuesday morning June 7.

The entire rebuild was completed on Wednesday, June 8.

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