barn raising

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barn raising

n.
A social event in which members of a community assist in the building of a new barn.

barn′ rais`ing


n.
(in rural areas) a party, usu. providing food and drink, for the purpose of assisting a neighbor to put up a new barn.
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| Barnraising and Bunkers at g39, Oxford Street, until June 29.
Barnraising (Volume 2), contains the greatest density of rhythmic challenges and the greatest need to count and understand beat subdivisions and groupings.
The "barnraising" model, however, focuses on what the community can achieve together, with every community resident playing a special role in community problem-solving based on their resources and strengths.
Throw a party to share the work, like an old-fashioned quilting bee or barnraising. Or hire neighbors, especially teenagers.
radio activists planned in 2005 deviated from this pattern in that they planned the trip from the outset as an opportunity to hold a dedicated "barnraising" with a community center in Tanzania.
Christmas in April found the family living in public housing, heard their story was vacant and a target for vandals because the Hassells could and selected them as one of the forty recipients of this urban barnraising.