Thursday, May 9, 2013

12th Annual Confederate History and Southern Heritage Festival in Wetumpka

On Saturday May 11th from 9am til, the William Lowndes Yancey Chapter of the League of the South will hold the 12th annual Confederate History and Southern Heritage Festival in Wetumpka at the League building at 12814 US Hwy 231 at the 168 1/2 mile marker north of Wetumpka.  Festivities will include the Hwy 280 band playing for everyone's entertainment, speakers, mule plowing demonstration, mule and wagon rides, Confederate reenactors, antique cars, space walks for the kids, craft vendors making handmade wares and food and drink including lard and cracklin cooking.  The group found that the month of April had many conflicting events it being the state proclaimed Confederate History month so for scheduling concerns as well as to take advantage of better weather, the event was moved to May 11th this year according to Mike Whorton, President of the Chapter. Further, Mike explains the event is held to honor the sacrifice of Southern families and the thirty thousand Alabama Confederate soldiers who died for Southern liberty.  Mike reminds us that we should never forget to embrace our Southern heritage especially during the continuing celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the War for Southern Independence.  The following provides some images from the flyer for the event.

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