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First Federal Bank Supports 4-H Camp Cherry Lake

Last month, First Federal Bank and their employees generously donated nearly $5,000 to support pavilion renovations at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake in Madison, Florida. Through First Federal Way, an employee payroll deduction program, employees select a charity to support and their gift is then matched by the Board of Directors. In 2019, more than 50 agencies across North Central Florida received a total of $107,295 through this program.

For more than 80 years, 4-H residential camps have been one of the most important and effective ways of reaching Florida’s youth through outdoor activities and hands-on, learn-by-doing education. Opened in 1937, 4-H Camp Cherry Lake offers a range of engaging outdoor activities and has served thousands of youth over the years. A campaign to raise funds to renovate the pavilion is underway and the gift from First Federal Bank and their employees will support this renovation project to make the 4-H camping experience the best it can be.

If you would like to learn more about supporting Florida 4-H Camps, click here to give online or contact Caylin Hilton at grow4H@ifas.ufl.edu or 352.392.5432.

Members of Florida 4-H, including Taylor D. (Florida 4-H State Council President), Heather Janney (County Extension Director for Columbia County), and Dr. Andy Toelle (State 4-H office) meet with Keith Leibfried, Chair of the Board and CEO to accept the gift at the Flood Financial Center in Lake City.