City celebrates with Duckett on victory

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 28, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &045; The community will have an opportunity to shake hands with a celebrity Friday. The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Meet-N-Greet in honor of Demopolis native Boyd Duckett for winning the 2007 Bassmaster Classic. Duckett claimed the champion title of the 2007 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake in Birmingham this past weekend.

The Demopolis angler was awarded the top prize of $500,000. Duckett also became the eighth Bassmaster Classic rookie to take the title. He also became the first angler in 36 years of Bass history to win a competition in their home state.

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Demopolis Civic Center. Duckett will be on hand to sign autographs, take pictures and give the community and opportunity to congratulate him on his victory, Smith said. &8220;We are also hoping to have his boat and trophy available for display,&8221; she said.

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The public is invited and encouraged to attend and congratulate Duckett on this honor, Smith said.

For more information on the event please contact Kelley Smith at the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce at 334-289-0270.