“When we walked in and saw this wood though, we knew we had a gem,” Toole said.
After Toole found out what it was going to cost just to raise the barn, the tractor club knew that they couldn’t do it on their own. The board asked her to go to the Hendricks County Community Foundation to start up a 501c a (non-profit); she got all of the meetings together and went to talk to people in the community.
“We’ve gotten some donations and there have been two Farm to Tables (dinner events) that have been very successful,” Toole said. “Next year the Farm to Table will be in this barn, which will be awesome.”
Toole said she’s excited to be involved with the barn raising.
“The family’s generosity and foresight to save this barn is just awesome,” she said. “Everyone seems to have a story of something that tied them to this barn; it’s amazing.”
The tractor club has received donations and the family has donated a lot to get the barn up.
Right now there is a Hendricks County Gives campaign called Dress her all in White to help raise funds to paint the barn.
Toole said the barn raising should take about three weeks, maybe less.
For more information on the Cartlidge Barn Raising Fund, go to https://www.facebook.com/CartlidgeBarnProjectFund, call 718-1200, or e-mail to email@example.com.
Donations may sent to the HCCF, 6319 E. U.S. 36, Ste. 211, Avon, IN 46123, with checks made payable to the Cartlidge Barn Project Fund.