Dedication is the culmination of a lot of planning and work

Smithville – Walnut Alley in Smithville has officially been named John Anderson Alley in honor of local country music icon John Anderson. DeKalb County government officials and officials from the Smithville Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the dedication. Anderson and his family were also in attendance.

Smithville Mayor Josh Miller, and local business owner Tony Luna also spoke at the event. Together, the business community and Luna, of Lake Homes Realty and the Male Room Brotique, has worked hard utilizing and revitalizing the downtown area over the past few years.

This is another success in the campaign to bring a little more charm to the Smithville square.

Tony Luna

“I couldn’t believe our community didn’t already have something commemorating John’s local connections,” said Tony Luna who spearheaded the project. “I remembered seeing John as a kid around our family’s marina, and he was always so friendly and down to Earth.”

Photos courtesy of Sommer Luna.

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