Moton Center restoration gets boost from donors

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Jan 12, 2011 - 04:02 PM

Photo: The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce donated $2,700 to The Gloucester Institute Monday, funds raised at a wine festival held at the Cappahosic estate last fall. Shown are Gindy Miley, director of Holly Knoll; Kay James, president and founder of The Gloucester Institute; Makalia Records, executive director of the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce, and Cindy Elmore, the Institute’s director of development. Photo by Bill Nachman.

The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce donated $2,700 to The Gloucester Institute Monday, funds raised at a wine festival held at the Cappahosic estate last fall. Shown are Gindy Miley, director of Holly Knoll; Kay James, president and founder of The Gloucester Institute; Makalia Records, executive director of the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce, and Cindy Elmore, the Institute’s director of development. Photo by Bill Nachman.

The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $2,700 to Gloucester Institute officials Monday in a short ceremony held at Holly Knoll, Cappahosic.

The donation came on the heels of another gift to the Gloucester Institute, a $10,000 check from Gov. Bob McDonnell.

The Chamber of Commerce’s contribution represents proceeds of the group’s first Gloucester Wine Festival, which was held in a late October at the former Moton Conference Center grounds, said Makalia Records, executive director of the chamber.

Records said the festival was a big success, with eight Virginia wineries taking part along with about 50 vendors. Approximately 400 people tuned out to sip wine, shop, and enjoy the day.