Sunday, August 12, 2012
Prattville Dragoons Dixie Butt Sale a Huge Success
The annual Dragoons Dixie Butt sale set a record for smoked butts sold which meant that the proceeds generated by the sale also set a camp record. 195 Dixie Butts were sold generating net proceeds of $2110 for Camp 1524 to use in carrying forward the SCV Charge. These monies are used for camp activities like cemetery flag setting, monthly camp meeting programs, participation in community activities like festivals and parades and, flag preservation at the Alabama State Archives. Dragoons arrived early Saturday morning to start bagging the smoked butts and soon after 7am the first folks started arriving to pick up their delicious butts, smoked by Fat Mans BBQ of Prattville. Among the Dragoons helping throughout the morning were Commander Booth, Adjutant Sutherland, 2nd Lt Waldo, Treasurer Leverette, Chaplain Snowden, Communications Officer Crowley as well as Jeff Potts and his son but many Dragoons stopped in to chat for a while when picking up their butts. Most all were picked up by a tick past 9am except a few which some of the Dragoons were special delivering. It was a beautiful cool summer morning providing a great opportunity for fellowship with fellow Confederate compatriots and those in the community who support the SCV heritage organization and it's work.