Edgertons receive Long Leaf Pine honor
By Staff Reports
Published in News on June 2, 2010 1:46 PM
A local Goldsboro couple with a long history of helping others received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Gov. Beverly Perdue last week.
Bill and Jan Edgerton, founders of Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne, received the award in recognition of their many years of service and continued volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity.
Although the Edgertons have retired from their work with the affiliate, they still donate their time to the cause. The couple volunteer with the ReStore, serve on Habitat committees and even help build houses themselves.
The award inducts the Edgertons into an elite group of people who have spent their lives to service work to help North Carolina's greatest resource, her people.
Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne, founded in 2001, is closing in on completing its 40th house this summer. The program gives deserving potential homeowners a hand up while requiring participants to donate their own time and effort into helping build others' Habitat homes.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, created in the 1960s, is one of the highest honors a North Carolina citizen can receive from the state.