• To help a farmer
    March 20,2013
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    To help a farmer

    Early in the morning of March 11, a fire started and devastated John Marro’s lower barn. John runs a small dairy farm on the East Road in Tinmouth, called the JohnDee Farm. Unfortunately the fire consumed the barn, hundreds of bales of hay, his tractor, equipment and most of his sows, piglets and heifers. He was able to rescue six piglets and one heifer before the barn collapsed. By daylight local farmers were already there to help.

    Over 22 residents met Saturday and are planning how to help John recover from this tragedy. There will be a fundraising dinner on April 13, and a Silent Auction and Raffle. Donation jars are going up in local stores and establishments, and plans for collecting materials to build a 32-foot by 72-foot pole barn with volunteer labor are in the works. Donations are also needed to replace animals, tools and feed.

    If you want to help in any of these activities, contact Cathy Reynolds, coordinator at 446-2928, or email (preferred) at eworks@vermontel.net.

    There are monetary needs to buy materials, replacement animals and tools. Donation checks can be made out to John Marro and either dropped off at the Tinmouth Town Office or mailed to Cathy Reynolds, 143 Channel Road, Tinmouth VT 05773. And 100 percent of the donated funds will go to John and his family to help them rebuild their farm.

    It’s great to see this community support. Thank you to everyone who has already reached out with help and support.

    CATHY REYNOLDS

    Tinmouth
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