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Volunteers to restore flag barn to its ‘Old Glory’

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Restoration will be completed during an organized volunteer day on Friday of the well known “flag barn” along State Route 41 at Avenue 12. The barn, on which much work already has been done, was damaged in a December windstorm.

After The Madera Tribune published a story earlier this month about Tom Baum, a Madera Ranchos man who had permission to restore the wind-torn barn, Baum received several calls from locals who wanted to help.

McCaffrey Homes, which owns the famous barn at Highway 41 and Avenue 12, decided to turn the restoration into a community project with hopes of completing it in time for the Fourth of July.

“It is important to all of us that this be a community project, and we’re so grateful for the support we’ve received. People have even posted handwritten notes and business cards on the barn offering their help and donations,” said Robert A. McCaffrey, CEO of McCaffrey Homes. “It is heartwarming to see a community come together on this, and we’re proud that the barn has become such an important local symbol."...


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