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Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – an old fashioned barn raising! Please register on-site between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to be involved in raising the barn. Refreshments, activities and entertainment for the entire family.
100 to 150 volunteers are needed to help raise the two end frames of the barn into place.The process requires three teams of people: The lifting team, which will consist of 70 people, will be responsible for the initial deadlift of the side of the barn. Once that is complete, the pike pole team, which will be made up of 40 individuals, will take over and continue pushing up the side of the barn. Lastly, two groups of 20 will make up the rope tackle teams. Those groups will take over the full lifting of the side.
People wishing to take part in the lifting and poke pole teams should be in good physical condition and be able to lift 50 pounds.
The rope tackle team is open to all ages, however children must be accompanied by an adult.
1:00 – 2:00pm Registration for Barn Raising (to be part of the barn raising teams, you must
register on site during this time)
1:30 – 4:15pm Entertainment by The Mountain Men – a blend of Celtic, Bluegrass, Canadiana &
folk music, the Mountain Men will be strolling the event site, entertaining as they go
1:30 – 5:30pm Children’s Events – old fashioned games and activities (sack races, watermelon
eating contest and more!)
2:00 – 6:00pm Chicken Barbeque* – purchase a meal of ¼ chicken, corn on the cob,
potato salad, roll & butter at a cost of $8.50, with dessert $10.00
* A ll food proceeds to the Kirkland House Foundation for barn enhancements
2:00 – 5:00pm Silent auction items on display
2:00 – 2:45pm Entertainment by The Flanagans – a duo who perform Canadian folk, East Coast/
Maritime, Irish and Scottish, and contemporary harmonies, with guitar & flute
2:00 – 3:00pm First side of the barn is raised
3:00 – 4:00pm Live Auction, with Auctioneer Councillor Ian L. Paton
4:00 – 5:00pm Second side of the barn is raised / frame dedication ceremony is held
5:00pm Silent auction closes
4:15 – 6:00pm Entertainment by Some Kind of Wonderful: Tony Barton & Live Band – Performing two
45 minute sets of popular cover tunes from legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra,
Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley & others, guaranteed to have everyone up and dancing