Junior Sisk Week in Rocky Mount

File this one under local boy makes good…

Junior Sisk accepted a major award this week in his hometown of Rocky Mount, VA, where the Town Council have declared this as Junior Sisk Week. The bluegrass balladeer was also presented with a key to the city and a plaque officially recognizing his special week during a Council meeting on December 9.

The plaque reads:

“The Council of the Town of Rocky Mount, does hereby unanimously and heartily congratulate Junior Sisk on his legendary accomplishments and growing fame, and with gratitude for his positive promotion of Franklin Co and Rocky Mount, do present him with the Key to the Town of Rocky Mount, and hereby declare the week of December 9-15, 2013 to be Junior Sisk Week in the Town of Rocky Mount.”

We spoke earlier today with Matthew Hankins, Assistant Town Manager and Community Development Director, who said that it was an easy decision to offer this, the highest honor the town can bestow on a resident, to Junior Sisk.

“Both the Mayor and the Town Council had noticed the many awards that Junior had won, and Mayor Steven Angle felt it was appropriate to honor Junior for his individual achievements. We see them here quite often – he and the band have done a lot of charitable work around here – and we feel that Junior represents the town quite well.”

In addition to expressing appreciation and humility, Sisk’s response to this honor was a classic.

“First thing I need to do is find out where that key goes. I’m going into town here in a little while and I hope it goes to some kind of sporting goods store.”

Congratulation Junior!

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