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Nonprofit profile – Preserving a Gilroy farming landmark takes dedicated people

In days gone by, nothing embodied the spirit of community like an old-fashioned barn raising. Neighbor helped neighbor to ensure that a structure so critical to a ranch or farm would be built to last.

The Miller Red Barn, an historical landmark from Gilroy’s formative years, needs repairs. Fortunately, a group of citizens have come together to preserve the barn’s history, with the hope of leaving a legacy for future generations to enjoy. They held a fundraising dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22, to benefit the ongoing project.