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Moton Center restoration gets boost from donors

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.

Kay Coles James, president and founder of The Gloucester Institute, said the donation will be used to continue restoration of the historic Moton Conference Center, which has been called "the cradle of the civil rights movement." There, James said African...

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