Chamber honors Vick for service

Published 2:15 am Friday, February 1, 2019

The Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce honored John Vick with its distinguished citizen award Thursday night.

“John Vick could be described as a champion of others,” Chamber Executive Director Chrissie Duffy said. “Most are aware of Mr. Vick’s unending efforts to support our local veterans.

“To commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Mr. Vick organized a special trip for Covington County’s WWII veterans to visit the WWII museum at Eglin,” she said. “He also commissioned a beautiful documentary of each of their accounts of the war. These videos have since been published to the Alabama Department of Archives.

“His efforts are also far reaching, through support of the school system and city sports programs. In 2001, Mr. Vick established the Andalusia Tennis Association, granting more than 1,000 young people, and even adults, tennis lessons in the summer. Although a lot of Mr. Vick and his lovely wife Faye’s contributions remain anonymous, the many lives they have touched through their actions will forever be enhanced.”

Vick, who has enjoyed a successful career in the timber industry, is a 1958 graduate of Andalusia High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He is active in the Andalusia Lion’s Club and the First United Methodist Church. He has served on the board of CCB Community Bank for more than 40 years.

He previously has been recognized with the AHS Outstanding Graduate Award, the Rotary Club’s Spirit of Andalusia Award, and the Kiwanis Club’s citizen of the year award.