Order of the Long Leaf Pine presented at Folk Festival.
Franklin native Clayton Ramsey was honored last weekend during Franklin's 9th annual Folk Festival. Ramsey, who had no idea that presentation had been orchestrated in his honor, was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious awards given by the Governor of North Carolina.
“I was totally speechless on Saturday,” Ramsey said of the surprise ceremony. “I had no idea and certainly didn't expect anything like that. I am so grateful and happy to have been afforded a long life to dedicate to service for Macon County. I am thankful for the opportunity to have served in the schools, with Rotary, Macon Program for Progress and for 55 years as a member of the Masonic Lodge.”