An online silent auction to support a Winchester family after their barn burned down begins Monday.

Auction organizer Vanessa Durand says on October 4th, Tracy and Ian Porteous lost quite a few cows and the entire structure of the dairy barn.

There are three kids in the family. Durand says the family are pillars of not only the agriculture community but of Winchester. Tracy is a dairy educator and 4-H leader.

Durand also says the family has helped them a couple years back and have touched so many lives so they would like to return the favour to the Porteous’.

The auction can be found here and begins on Monday at 10am and goes until October 23rd at 6pm. Item donations for the auction are still being accepted until the 19th.