Pavilion to be named for Duke

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Speaking from the podium at Duke Smith’s funeral Saturday in the standing-room-only Kiwanis Center, Mayor Earl Johnson announced that the city council had agreed to name the picnic pavilion planned adjacent to the new Miracle League field for the 16-year city employee.

The city council unanimously agreed to make that official Tuesday night.

Smith, 53, died suddenly of a heart attack on Dec. 30.

His family requested that memorial contributions be made to the county’s new Miracle League, which makes it possible for physically challenged students to play baseball.

Checks should be made to Andalusia Rotary Club Foundation/Project Miracle and mailed to Miracle League of Covington County, P.O. Box 1971, Andalusia, AL 36420.