Friday, August 23, 2013

Prattville Dragoons Dixie Butt Fundraiser Another Great Success

The Dragoons Dixie Butt fundraiser concluded with the distribution of the smoked butts on Saturday morning August 10th.  Fatman's BBQ prepares the delicious smoked butts and the Dragoons bag these and handed them out to patrons that morning at Fatman's at the intersection of Main Street and Hwy 31 in Prattville.   The crew for this mornings distribution of Dixie Butts included Dragoons Communications Officer Tyrone Crowley, Adjutant Wayne Sutherland, past Commander and I-65 Flag Chairman Larry Spears, Commander Stuart Waldo, 2nd Lt Chris Booth, standout member Louis Turner (who always participates in camp work and events), Treasurer Billy Leverette, Quartermaster David Brantley, and Brigade Commander Bill Myrick. Many others came by to help like new member George Jenks or to chat for a bit when they picked up their smoked butt - we all enjoy the social time with one another and the interaction with ticket holders as they show up to claim their Dixie Butts.   It was humid from the beginning when we set up our tent and camp banner before 7am and it got hot by 9am as one would suspect on an Alabama August summer day but by then we were finished and packing up to leave.
This was the first year in the past three years that we didn't set a record after topping out last year at 195 butts.  This year we sold 183 so we got close and we received a number of donations in addition to the butt sales.  We netted almost $1900 for the Dragoon treasury, so can take satisfaction in being near the record and raising funds to answer the Charge and further the Cause.  These monies allow the Dragoons to place Confederate heritage advertisements, contribute to artifact and flag preservation at the Alabama Archives and First White House of the Confederacy, purchase of flags for setting at and renovations of Confederate graves, newsletter expenses, and community parade and festival expenses. New initiatives are planned to extend the outreach of the Dragoons into the community and schools for heritage education. Thanks to all who took part in any way in the Dragoons Dixie Butt fundraiser. 
Dragoons at the 2013 Dixie Butt Sale

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