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'Cecil and Leonard' CD to benefit North Carolina 4-H

June 19, 2008

Media Contact: Michael Martin, executive director of the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund, at 919-513-8254 or

WRAL-TV in Raleigh recently issued a compilation CD, "Best of Cecil and Leonard," by Ray Wilkinson, beloved former WRAL farm reporter and master storyteller. All proceeds from the audio CD will benefit the North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program.

Wilkinson's "hayseed duo of Cecil and Leonard became almost as famous as the farm reporter himself," according to a story on Wilkinson's homespun stories were just one element of an accomplished broadcast career that included induction into the North Carolina Broadcaster's Hall of Fame.

"We're so grateful to Capitol Broadcasting Company and WRAL-TV for creating a fundraising opportunity that will support 4-H youth across North Carolina," said Dr. Marshall Stewart, state program leader and head of the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences at North Carolina State University.

To order a copy of the CD ($9.99 plus shipping), visit

The 4-H program is conducted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 208,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,000 adult and youth volunteers. To learn more, visit

Written by:
Suzanne Stanard, 919-513-3126 or

Posted by Suzanne at June 19, 2008 01:20 PM