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Kroger helping build cabin at 4-H camp
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 ATLANTA — Now through March 13, Kroger customers can buy a $1 or $5 paper icon at any Kroger cash register to benefit the “Rock Eagle 4-H Center Cabin Campaign.” The statewide effort, which includes all 176 Kroger stores in Georgia, is designed to raise $100,000 to fund construction of the “Kroger Cabin,” the first corporate-sponsored cabin on the Rock Eagle 4-H Center campus in Eatonton. During the past two years, Kroger has raised more than $171,000 toward the project, but $250,000 is needed to finish the cabin.
“Kroger customers have the opportunity to contribute to an organization that creates leadership and develops life skills of Georgia’s children,” said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta division. “Funding for a new cabin will allow more children to create fond memories of their 4-H experience.”
The Kroger cabin is under construction and should be dedicated this summer. Kroger’s effort is one part of Georgia 4-H’s $27 million campaign to raise money to fund the construction of 52 planned new cabins at the 1,500-acre Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Georgia’s Piedmont region.  
For more than 50 years, 4-H has been changing the lives of youth from every corner of Georgia. Currently, the Rock Eagle 4-H Center has 54 cabins, which have served more than 3 million 4-H members since the 1950s.   
“Many youth and adults have acquired knowledge through 4-H that has helped them become productive, contributing citizens,” said Buckey Cook, Georgia 4-H Foundation development coordinator for special projects. “Revitalizing these cabins is important and with Kroger’s help, more youth and guests can experience the Rock Eagle 4-H Center.”  
In 2004, Rock Eagle staff designed and secured money to construct a prototype cabin, which has been open and in use at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Rock Eagle staff and architects have been evaluating and modifying the prototype for more than three years to enhance the design. The new structures, including the Kroger cabin,” will feature handicap-accessible rooms and will accommodate 22 people, instead of the current cabins’ capacity of 18.
For more information, call (404) 446-1668, or to donate go to or see a Kroger cashier.
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