Auburn club to hold banquet

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ingram Dugger, the daughter of John and Amy Dugger of Andalusia gets her picture taken with Aubie at last year’s banquet. | Courtesy photo

The Auburn Club of Lower Alabama will hold its annual scholarship banquet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Andalusia Country Club.

The banquet, along with a golf tournament, which was held in June, raises money for scholarships to be given to high school seniors going to Auburn from Covington County.

This year’s recipients are Jake Ricardy from Andalusia High School, and Tiffany Freeney from Straughn High School.

Tickets to the banquet are $30 for adults and $10 for children.

They can be purchased at Covington Pediatrics and Darby’s Pharmacy in Andalusia or the BB&T in Opp.

The guest speaker will be Rod Bramblett, who is the “Voice of the Auburn Tigers” network, and there will be a guest appearance by “Aubie.”

Bramblett will enter his seventh season as the lead announce for the Auburn football and basketball teams.

He has served 17 seasons as the lead announcer for Auburn’s baseball team, making him one of only three announcers in the Southeastern Conference to do radio play-by-play for all three major sports.

Bramblett, of Valley, Ala., will also host the Auburn ISP Sports Network’s weekly call-in show “Tiger Talk” as well as the “Auburn Football Review,” and “Auburn Basketball Review TV shows.”

In 2006, he was name the Alabama Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

As director of the broadcast services at the Auburn ISP Sports Newtork, Bramblett is responsible for the coordination of the network’s affiliate relations, audio production and satellite uplink services.

He is a 1988 graduate of Auburn University.

The other Covington County seniors that are going to Auburn in the fall are Amber Thomas, Tally Morrow, Aaron Norris and Katie Grantham.