The announcement was made about noon Monday in front of The Otis Redding Foundation on Cotton Avenue.
The event was attended by Redding’s 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 Macon’s 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.”
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