Friday, February 22, 2013

Prattville Dragoons February Camp Meeting - A Tribute to the Gober Real Sons Part 1

Thursday night, February 14th saw the Prattville Dragoons celebrate Valentine's Day with their monthly camp meeting.  Twenty people were in attendance to hear a wonderful program, a presentation of a video showing former Camp Commander Wyatt Willis interviewing Vince and Henry Gober, deceased members of the Dragoons and Real Sons of Confederate veteran Lisbon Failes Gober.  Most in attendance enjoyed the Shoney's buffet dinner before the meeting commenced.  Pink Confederate Roses were presented to Mrs. Crowley and Mrs. Jones with Belle as the ladies supporting the camp on an evening that most might prioritize with a romantic Valentine's date.  All the Shoney's waitresses were similarly presented with a pink rose for Valentine's following the conclusion of the meeting.  Following pledges to the flags, announcements included the elections of officers at next month's March camp business meeting.  The new officers will be inducted at the April spring picnic at Confederate Memorial Park. March 2nd in Foley AL the Fort Blakely Camp 1864 and the Alabama Division will host the winter SCV National Leadership Workshop at the historic Gift Horse. The 2013 Confederate Heritage Rally will be held March 16th in Biloxi and will include a parade and dedication of the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library at Beauvoir.  April 26th there will be a Living History encampment at the Confederate Memorial Park. Adjutant Wayne Sutherland mentioned that he is planning on attending the Gen. Isham Garrott camp meeting in Marion AL on Feb 28th.  Communications Officer Tyrone Crowley informed everyone that a couple 3x5 ft stones will be installed at the Shelby Ironworks listing local Confederate veterans.  The Alabama Division Executive Committee met in Prattville on Saturday February 9th at Buck's Place.  It was a well attended meeting with 60 people working through Division business and enjoying a good steak dinner.

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