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Family farm rebuilding from destructive fire just before harvest season



The Ripley family is now rebuilding, after a large fire on Saturday (August 29) destroyed a barn that contained nearly their entire arsenal of tools & equipment.

Worse yet, it happened right before harvest season. Now members of the community are jumping in to help.

A Facebook post in the Moravia Hometown Pride group was shared over 700 times, encouraging members of the community to support the family.

One suggestion was to buy their dairy products, which can be found in many local stores.

Also, the family itself created an online Amazon shopping list with the items considered to be most in need.

Their farm, Hillcrest Dairy in the town of Summerhill, was the site of a blaze that drew response from multiple departments in three area counties.

Thankfully, nobody was injured and no animals were lost; nor did any other structures sustain damage on the property.

One house across the street did have part of its siding melted off from the heat.

More information in snapshots from Facebook below:

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