NewTown Macon named one of its trolleys Dreams to Remember in honor of Otis Reddings 72nd birthday.
The announcement was made about noon Monday in front of The Otis Redding Foundation on Cotton Avenue.
The event was attended by Reddings widow, Zelma, and children Karla Redding-Andrews and Otis Redding III.
Zelma Redding co-wrote the song Dreams to Remember with her husband.
Terrell Sandefur, owner of Macons SoChi Gallery, came up with the idea to name the trolley in a tribute to the late soul singer, who had hits with songs such as Try a Little Tenderness, These Arms of Mine and (Sittin on) The Dock of the Bay.
I went through all of Otis songs, but this one Zelma co-wrote and shes still here, said Sandefur, a publicist for the family. It made the most sense. ... The trolleys are mostly used by tourists when they tour around Macon, and they will hopefully have dreams to remember.
Otis Redding III said he was honored that the trolley was named after his parents song.
Im very thankful that Macon never seems to forget about my father, he said as the song played in the background and as well-wishers took pictures of the trolley.