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City names new Windwagon Smith

The 39th Admiral Windwagon Smith is Joe Johnson, a longtime volunteer with a long resume of local board service who works as a partner at Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architects.

Johnson was named Friday afternoon at a news conference at Wichita Downtown Development Corp., where he was handed the ceremonial sword by outgoing admiral Chris Goebel.

Admiral Windwagon Smith is the ceremonial mascot of the Wichita River Festival. Each year, past admirals choose a new admiral from the ranks of longtime volunteers.

The festival is scheduled for June 1-9 in downtown Wichita.