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Elementary students fundraise for farm destroyed by fire

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The owner of a historic Vermont dairy farm that was destroyed in a fire is rebuilding with the help of a local elementary school.

Local 22 reports Rosina Wallace was distraught when she learned the fire that burned down her family’s farm had also destroyed two farmhouses and killed 23 cows and calves.

Thatcher Brook Elementary students are giving back to the Waterbury farm that offered outdoor lessons. Students have raised over $500 to help with the rebuilding project.

Wallace says she is using the funds to buy materials for a barn. The barn will house farm equipment and a new calf. Wallace hopes the barn and an apartment are up before winter.

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