Yes, there used to be barn raising, in fact all of our friends came over & put on the cedar siding on the house on the corner of Bates & Bristol. The gals fed the guys a great meal at the end of the day. We had two professional friends who knew how to do it lead the way. One took the front of the house & one took the back, each with a crew to help them. It was very organized. To this day, we are very appreciative of all their hard work.