THURMONT, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says Amish volunteers from Indiana are returning to Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont to help restore some cabins dating to the 1930s.
Park managers say eight young men from Napanee, Ind., will spend most of March at the park. This is the second year of the program.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Storm Threat Prompts Alert Day Saturday
The volunteers are working with the park’s historic preservation carpenters to restore a collection of wood-and-stone cabins built by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Stepping Up Deployment On Fourth Of July Weekend, Commissioner Says
The park service says the volunteers will help strip cabins to their original components. Then they’ll restore the buildings using historically accurate techniques and materials
The men are participants in a church-related community service program that enables them serve their country without joining the military.MORE NEWS: State Police Expand Traffic Enforcement On I-83 In Baltimore City
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