There are two events the weekend of General Forrest's birthday. The Selma event is an all day event beginning at 3:00 PM and includes live Southern music, a noted speaker, door prizes, auction, a drawing for a Nathan Bedford Forrest mini bust and a GREAT catfish supper! The Memphis event starts at 2:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. Make time to attend the Selma event at Fort Dixie on Saturday & then get up early on Sunday & head out for Memphis! What a Nathan Bedford Forrest weekend it can be!
Once again for Ole Bedford's Birthday party at Fort Dixie, there will be a drawing for the hot cast bronze bust of NBF - the tickets are $2 each. The proceeds benefit the NBF Monument Fund for restoration of Confederate Circle at the cemetery in Selma.
There will be some special items in the auction at the party this year - for Confederate Navy enthusiasts, a VERY NICE replica of the CSS Tennessee - the famed ironclad in the Battle of Mobile - it was ironclad in Selma at the Confederate Naval Ordnance & Ironworks. Also, the 1994 Commemorative SCV issued portrait of NBF by Nicola Marshall - beautifully museum framed - absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Gene Andrews, Exec Dir of the NBF Boyhood Home in Chapel Hill, TN is the guest speaker this year. Gene is an outstanding learned speaker on the subject of Nathan Bedford Forrest! The Tallassee Armory Guards Camp 1921 String Band will be providing entertainment this year along with a special feature - Scots/Irish Folk song singer/songwriter, Jed Marum from TX...who has recently released his new CD "SouthWind4" which is very beautiful!
We will have our famous Southern Fried Catfish supper at 6:00 PM....unfortunately, Bobby Holloway, our Master Chef will not be with us this year. I would like to ask each of you to put Bobby & Belinda Holloway on your most fervent prayer list.