Wednesday, October 12, 2016
(L to R) (Squire Parsons, April Riddle, Western Regional Director for Governor Pat McCrory, Pastor Ralph Sexton Jr of Trinity Baptist Church)
Asheville, NC — On October 5, 2016 Squire Parsons was honored with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The event took place at Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina. The church pastoral staff had submitted Squire as a candidate for the award to the Governor.
Governor Pat McCrory’s was supposed to attend the ceremony but the preparation for the hurricane changed his plans.
According to the The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society the award is among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolin,