The Eleventh Congressional District Republican Party recently held its Golden Elephant Awards Banquet at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher. This year's recipient from Yancey County was Sheriff Kermit Banks. Banks is a longtime fixture in Yancey County Republicans politics.
The award is presented to longtime, hard-working, grassroots Republicans. One nominee from each county in the Eleventh District is honored. Nominations are made by the County Republican Parties.
Congressman Mark Meadows presented the Awards and was the Keynote Speaker at the Dinner. Also in attendance was Senior Associate Justice Bob Edmunds of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
According to David Sawyer, Chairman of the Eleventh District Republican Party, "We are very proud of tonight's winners. Through their work and dedication to the Party, its ideology and principles, they have been instrumental in the Party's efforts to elect Republicans at all levels of government. We salute them and are honored to have them with us tonight."
Pictured: (left) Kermit Banks and Congressman Mark Meadows