Monday, May 6, 2013

Dragoons at the 2013 Prattville Cityfest

Members of the Prattville Dragoons manned an info table at CityFest on Saturday May 4th, 2013.  Rain and unseasonably cold mid-40s temps caused a slow start, but by afternoon the weather had cleared and it turned out pretty.  After drying off the tables and hanging banners before the clouds broke and the first festival spectators and patrons arrived, Dragoons Wayne Sutherland, Bill Myrick, Don Drasheff and Stuart Waldo huddled about a propane heater and attempted to keep the flyers and poster easel from flying away as the winds increased with the front passing.  The Cityfest lasted thru a slow start at 9am til 5pm and in all, a page and a half of contacts were completed requesting information about the SCV and UDC, genealogical assistance and membership information.  Communication Officer Tyrone Crowley will contact these folks and provide copies of his outstanding Camp Dispatch newsletter.  Tyrone and Larry Miller and David Brantley manned the booth in the afternoon.  Former Commander Wyatt Willis stopped by to say howdy.  A couple dozen Alabama Division Sesquicentennial educational posters were handed out including many to youths and teachers.  288 3x5" Battle flags were handed out to youngsters and young at heart and it was great seeing those parade down Main Street.  SCV coins were also given away especially after we ran out of Battle flags.  All the 3x5' Battle flags brought by the Quartermaster and a couple copies of the outstanding Georgia-Division CD "The Truth Concerning the Confederate Battle Flag" were also sold.  By the time the festival concluded, it was a beautiful clear mid-60s cool spring day and a great success sharing our Southern and Confederate heritage.  Many thanks to the Dragoons who helped with the booth and those friends and Prattville neighbors who stopped by to say hello throughout the day.
Dragoons at the Prattville Cityfest Saturday Morning
Dragoon Booth Afternoon Attendants

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