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$1 Million Gift To Fund 4-H Center

A $1 million gift from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation will fund construction of a 4-H history and education center at Millstone 4-H Camp in Ellerbe.

The 8,400-square-foot SECU 4-H Learning Center in Richmond County will serve as an educational destination for school groups, 4-H members and their families, and the public. It is part of a 4-H Learning and Education Center that will include a farm shop named by North Carolina Farm Bureau, a restored 1939 farmhouse built by Rudolph Carl Ellis for his sharecropper family with profits from a 4-H peanut project, and the Juanita and Mack Hudson 4-H Courtyard and Gardens.

The SECU gift was accepted Aug. 8 at Millstone 4-H Camp before a crowd of more than 100 campers, area 4-H members and elected officials.