Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Prattville Dragoons Annual Picnic

The Prattville Dragoons annual camp picnic was held at the Confederate Memorial Park in Mountain Creek AL on Saturday, April 16.  It was a cool breezy morning after a fierce storm had moved thru the area the night before.  But it was a wonderful day commenced by the planting of hundreds of Confederate battle flags on each of the veterans graves at the park.   At 11am the program began when outgoing Commander Harold Grooms thanked all for their support, then passed the sword of command on to incoming Commander Prentiss Christopher Booth.  Commander Booth then swore in the rest of the new slate of officers, and assisted by Chaplain Tom Snowden, inducted new member Bruce Casey.  Following words from incoming 2nd Lt Commander Stuart Waldo, some fine singing by Tom Snowden and the blessing by Chaplain Snowden, the eager crowd lined up for some great food offered by those who attended, and enjoyed by all. The fellowship, the children running and playing, the feast of delicious Southern food including BBQ, camp stew, salads, mac and cheese, beans, and desserts like cobblers, banana pudding, pecan pies and cakes made it feel like a family reunion.  And it was a reunion of over fifty compatriots new and veteran there to celebrate the Confederacy and to memorialize the great brave soldiers who fought and died to defend their homeland. 

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