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Preserving Barns in Mount Holly

The Mount Holly Barn Preservation Association is marking the "rebirth" of the 1820 Crowley/Davis barn on Healdville Road in Mount Holly on Saturday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m.

The ceremony is hosted by the barn owner, Rev. Glen Davis. A reception will follow in the Crowley Cheese Factory - a National Historic Landmark - which is next to the barn.

"Just four years ago the barn was ready to collapse in the next snowfall" said Davis. "With the help of the Barn Association we got an expert assessment and a State barn grant. But we couldn't pull together the matching funds for the grant until we got a loan from the new fund set up by the Barn Association."

"Many other barn owners have the same problem as Rev. Davis" said Annette Lynch, President of the Board of the Mount Holly organization. "That is why we established the Barn Repair Revolving Loan Fund. A $5,000 grant from the Windham Foundation has given us a great start."

For more information contact Annette Lynch, 259-2596.

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