Mrs. Anne Tidmore, Regent of The First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, will be our speaker for the June meeting. Mrs. Tidmore’s topic will be "The First White House, Past, Present and Future". Jefferson Davis and family lived in the First White House from March to May 1861, and that is the importance of this structure. Mrs. Tidmore is a native of Montgomery. She attended Emory University in Atlanta and Huntingdon College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is married to Wallace Tidmore and they have two grown children and five grandchildren. She started Tidmore Flags, a retail and mail-order flag business (current set of Dragoon flags were purchased from her) and operated it for over 30 years. Her daughter and son-in-law bought it in 1991 and Mrs. Tidmore continued to work in the business until 2001 when she retired. She is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she teaches a lady’s Sunday-school class. She is a past Regent for her DAR chapter and a member of the Cradle of the Confederacy UDC chapter. In 2009 Mrs. Tidmore became the sixth Regent of the White House Association of Alabama, which was formed in 1900 to save the First White House of the Confederacy, and in that capacity is responsible for the relics in the First White House. Mrs. Tidmore will be introduced by 1st Lt. Harold Grooms.
Upcoming events will be announced by Commander Chris Booth which include:
Gun Show at the Montgomery Shriners Temple this upcoming Saturday and Sunday which should include a table manned by Jeff Potts and any additional Dragoons who can volunteer some hours chatting with show attendees who may be potential new SCV members. Our annual fund raising Dixie Butt sale will be announced with tickets available at the July meeting for butt distribution the first of August. The Gen. N. B. Forrest Birthday party will be held at Ft.Dixie in Selma on Saturday July 28th from 3pm til with free catfish and watermelon and guest speaker retired Lt.Col Tom C. McKenney, author of Jack Hinson's One-Man War. Live music will also be provided by the Tallassee Armory Guards Camp 1921 Band. The Prattville Dragoons will again participate in the Prattville July 4th parade which will be held at 9am on July 4th - SCV coins and candy will be tossed to all the parade spectators; the parade will honor Korean War vets and all such vets are encouraged to attend as honorees. A report out from this past weekend's Division Reunion will be provided by 2nd Lt Stuart Waldo. It was highlighted at the EC meeting that Allen Herrod is rejoining the Prattville Dragoons and that Josh Thomas who attended last month's camp meeting is working on his elegibility geneology and is working at the Prattaugan Museum.