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2013 Year in Review

Published 9:46am Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NOVEMBER

Chamber has New Director

The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce hired a new executive director in November 2013.

Michael David Kennedy, from Monroe, La. was brought in from The Aspire Group, who does work with the University of Louisiana in Monroe.

Kennedy has a bachelor of arts in psychology from Auburn University and a master of science in sports management from the University of Alabama

Last second field goal secures Marengo Academy AISA football title

The Marengo Academy Longhorns claimed the 2013 AISA Class A Championship on Friday, Nov. 22 by defeating Restoration Academy 31-28.

Marengo Academy players, coaches and cheerleaders pose with the AISA Class A championship trophy.
Marengo Academy players, coaches and cheerleaders pose with the AISA Class A championship trophy.

The last second field goal by Brant Lewis was good from 31 yards, to give the ‘Horns a 3-point lead with three seconds left in the game.

DECEMBER

Rivas crowned 2013 St. Nick

J.R. Rivas was crowned the St. Nicholas during December’s Christmas on the River. 2013 marked the event’s 25th year.
J.R. Rivas was crowned the St. Nicholas during December’s Christmas on the River. 2013 marked the event’s 25th year.

J.R. Rivas, owner of Personal Touch Inc., was crowned the 2013 St. Nicholas by Katie Windham.

Rivas only had a couple of words to say after thanking the Chamber for sponsoring Christmas on the River: “I really don’t have much to say other than, ‘Roll Tide!’”

ChiLLy Fest Pageant held

Demopolis native Macey Petrey was crowned Miss ChiLLy Fest on Dec. 12, 2013 on the opening night of Linden’s annual ChiLLy Fest.

Ally Reid Cook won Tiny Miss ChiLLy Fest. Little Miss ChiLLy Fest was awarded to Adalyn Brook Lindsay, and Alysse Dunklin was crowned Junior Miss ChiLLy Fest.

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