Save the Barn!

SAVE THE BARN at Sugartree Farm is the name of our new venture here in the Catoctin Mountains.  We have a 100 year old Western Maryland Bank Barn on the farm and it is in urgent need of repair.  

The barn has hosted many events including Weddings, Concerts, Reunions, Maryland School for the Deaf, Head Start & Housing Authority Field Trips and numerous Barn Dances.  It has been home to cows, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens and barn cats.  It's a great place to dance & sing, swing on the rope swings, jump in the hay & jump the broom!  We have had honored guests from over 20 different countries as well as local folks & city folks!  

Some years ago, the barn was lifted off the foundation by a Twister!  This caused water to leak into the foundation and eventually the foundation collapsed.  We have made several attempts to stabilize the building but it needs a whole new foundation to keep it from falling down!

We have started the "SAVE THE BARN" project to raise funds for the renovation of the barn.  Volunteers are needed for grant writing, event planning, promoting the project and hands-on renovation work.  We are in the process of setting up a not-for-profit foundation that can receive donations and would be glad to talk to anyone that might be able to contribute funding, materials &/or labor to SAVE THE BARN!

Please contact Brenda & Slim Harrison at 301-271-7928 or sunnyland@erols.com for more information or to donate/volunteer! 

Thanks a bunch!

Slim & Brenda

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