Hammond

Rep. Jamie Boles (left) and County Commissioner Catherine Graham are pictured with Charles Hammond as he receives his birthday proclamation and The Order of the Longleaf Pine.

Charles Emory Hammond Sr., retired Moore County Agricultural Extension Director, was honored Friday, Jan. 31, on his 80th birthday.

Hammond had a long and distinguished career in the N.C. Agricultural Extension Service and continued his service to the community following his retirement in 2001. He currently serves as Senior Adult Ministry consultant for the Sandhills Baptist Association, adult men’s Sunday School teacher at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, member of the board of directors of the Moore County Farm Bureau, rural community and agriculture adviser for Partners in Progress, member of Moore 100, senior consultant for the multi-county agricultural Innovations.

A surprise party, held in the multi-purpose hall of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Camp Easter Road in Carthage, was attended by 150-plus family members and friends. After dinner, Catherine Graham, of the Moore County Board of Commissioners, presented Hammond a N.C. state flag flown over the State Capital and a birthday proclamation from the Senate of the N.C. General Assembly signed by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, president of the Senate, Sen. Phil Berger, president pro tempore of the Senate and Sen. Tom McGinnis, of N.C. Senate District 25.

Surrounded by his family, Hammond was also presented the Order of the Longleaf Pine by Representative Jamie Boles of N.C. House District 52. He was nominated for this award by the Rev. Tom Lamkin, director of missions for the Sandhills Baptist Association, and letters of recommendation were submitted by David McNeill, immediate past mayor of Southern Pines; Nancy Fiorillo, immediate past mayor of Pinehurst; Frank McNeill, former mayor of Aberdeen; and Catherine Graham, member and immediate past chair of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.

Hammond is a resident of Pinehurst and a member of Pleasant HIll Baptist Church in Carthage.

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