On Nov. 2, we were aroused at 4:15 a.m. to a fire that was well under way in our two adjoining heifer barns. More than 50 head of cattle were lost in the fire.
There are no words to truly express our heartfelt gratitude to the five volunteer fire departments (South Minden, Fort Plain, Ames, St. Johnsville and Van Hornesville) that responded and saved all of our adjacent buildings from destruction.
Also, thanks to all the Amish neighbors and other friends, neighbors and relatives who came to our aid the following Saturday to rid the area of all the debris. Again, a thank you to the South Minden Fire Department, which was on hand that day to aid in squelching hot spots.
Although the fire was very devastating for us and family, because of all of you and our faith, we will carry on and know the sun will shine tomorrow.
God bless all of you.
CRAIG and LINDA STEVENS