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barn raising

(in rural areas) a party, usually providing food, drink, etc., for the purpose of assisting a neighbor to put up a new barn.
Origin of barn raising
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Work with your community: put on a block party, a barn raising, a garden exchange program or a sock hop.
  • Even today the rural barn raising presents a forceful image of community spirit.

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