Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Prattville Dragoons EC Plans for Christmas Social
The Dragoons Executive Committee met on Monday the 10th to make final plans for the annual Christmas Social rapidly approaching. This years event will again take place at the beautiful antebellum Buena Vista mansion in Prattville starting at 6pm lasting til 9pm on Friday December 14th. It was reported that sixty one people had registered, actually one over our self-imposed limit and unfortunately, many had to be refused who contacted us inquiring after the list was filled. This crowd still necessitates standing room only accomodations for the officers as the seating only provides for 56 people in the main parlor. Reds Little School House will again cater the meal which will consist of holiday baked ham and the fixin's including desserts and their delicious fried cornbread. Programs will be provided this year as a first, created and edited by 2nd Lt Waldo and Comms Officer Crowley. The program provides the agenda which includes the arrival with piano music on the grand piano played by Mrs. Ruth Graham culminating in a rendition of the Dragoons Light March. The gathered crowd will be welcomed by Commander Booth. The SCV Charge will be given followed by instructions for a hopefully orderly procession thru the banquet line. Then a recital of a Cajun Christmas will be provided by 1st Lt Grooms. Charlie Graham will then entertain with his guitar playing during dinner. Members of the Semple and Tallassee camps will be in attendance and will be recognized for their patronage of Camp 1524's holiday event. The program after dinner includes a history of Buena Vista, a Conederate White House Christmas reading, a drawing for door prizes, the singing of some Christmas Carols and of course a rousing conclusion with the singing of Dixie. This Christmas Social is a high point for the camp's calendar and always a wonderful time of fellowship. Buena Vista is beautiful decorated in Christmas holday greenery with the large Confederate Battle flag draped from the front balcony.