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Save the Magical Music Barn

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For those of you that don't know, I am Dan and Deb Aukofer's daughter Angie.  As many of you know about a week ago my parents suffered a terrible fire at our family farm.  Unfortunately our back barn burned to the ground.  Thanks to the AMAZING efforts of countless firefighters our front barn, that many of you know and love as much as we do, was spared and is still standing!  This is truly a miracle!  The fire chief told my mom and dad that in over 30+ years of fire fighting he has never seen a barn saved!  Sadly she it is not without some serious damage and needs repair.

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that as a family we do not have the necessary funds in order to do the repairs needed to preserve our beautiful barn.  As many of you know, almost two years ago my dad suffered a dissected aorta which landed him in the hospital for two weeks (by the grace of God he's still with us!)  Then about 3 weeks prior to Covid and our statewide shut down we found out that my dad's aorta was bulging and growing!  After an initial postponement my dad finally had pretty extensive surgery to reinforce his entire aorta on June 11th.  Due to it's 'fragile' state my dad has had to be off work for some time and will continue to be off for the foreseeable future.

I completely understand that these are and have been 'hard times' for sooooo many (my heart aches for anyone struggling and suffering during this time, it really has been tough, I feel for you), but if you have the wherewithal and feel so moved I would be so grateful for any assistance at this time.  I am honestly not sure at this point 'what' repairs are needed and 'how much' they will cost, we are working on getting estimates, but whatever they may be it is my hope that they might be able to be completed before the snow flies.  My folks could really use a break and some help.  My dad would never ask for help he's too proud and  thinks he can do everything himself, but he cannot.   So I am asking for him.

Would you be so kind as to help us save our 'magical music barn', (as someone lovingly referred to it) ?  It has been home to weddings, yoga classes, church services, birthdays, drum circles, countless musical events, and most recently 'virtual' live streaming human powered bike shows in collaboration with Rock the Green.  It is my hope that with your help these events can and will continue to bring love, peace, joy and music to our community!  Thank you and God bless!

P.S.  for those of you who've been to the barn for whatever reason, please feel free to share a picture, a story, a video, it would do my folk's hearts good!



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    • $150 
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    • $10 
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Angela Aukofer-Parker
Village of Pewaukee, WI

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