On Saturday, Aug. 27, Helen Carpenter accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her husband, the late Senator Bob Carpenter. N.C. Senator Jim Davis (at right) presented the award.
The plaque presented described the late senator as “a true patriot, a dedicated public servant, and an exemplary Republican.”
The award was presented at the Macon County Republican Party general meeting held at the community building in Highlands.
The guest speaker was Mike Hightower, a major Republican fundraiser and campaign strategist from Florida.
Also present among the approximate 60 attendees were N.C. Representative Roger West, Macon County Commissioners Brian McClellan, Kevin Corbin and Ron Haven, former Commissioner Harold Corbin, and Sheriff Robbie Holland.
Ethan Tate, son of party Vice Chairman Jim Tate said the invocation and Boy Scout Austin Forrester led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Photos by Chris Murray