Hermon dairy barn on the way back up.

Updated 6 years ago

Mother Nature tore it down, but a community has come together to build it back up again.The roof of a cattle barn collapsed, earlier this month, at the Hewes way farm in Hermon.Local dairy farmer, Dana Hewes, had built the barn by hand, and it was not insured.The damage to replace the barn was estimated at close to 20-thousand dollars.But now, thanks to the help of family, friends and even strangers, the barn is on it’s way back up again.Hewes says his sisters raised nearly 7-thousand dollars by hosting a spaghetti supper.And organizations like the Ana Temple Shriners, and the Elks Lodge even pitched in.”Oh, it’s unbelievable! I mean, like I said, I never would have realized that that many people would have come together. So someday, hopefully, I can repay everybody that helped me.”Hewes says Northwood Equipment even donated a machine to help put the trusses up.No word yet on when the rebuild will be complete.


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