Wednesday, December 18, 2013

SCV Camp 1524 Prattville Dragoons Christmas Social 2013 - Part 1

On Friday December 13th the Dragoons hosted their annual Christmas Social at the beautiful historic Buena Vista mansion in Prattville. The Dragoons welcomed members of the Montgomery Semple Camp and the Tallassee Camp and guests from Selma including the Friends of Forrest.  The Autauga County Heritage Association decorated the house with fresh Christmas greenery including a wonderful Christmas tree in the main parlor.  The Confederate Battle Flag was hung from the front porch balcony and provided a beautiful contrast to the stately white columns and the greenery hung on the railing and front doors.
Dragoons Christmas Social Program with Poinsettia
Buena Vista with Christmas Greenery and Battle Flag
Garland and the Flags on the Front Porch at Buena Vista
The Social began with the arrival and Social Hour where General Lee eggnog was enjoyed by all.  We were honored to be able to enjoy the grand piano played by Mrs. Darlene Jennings who played continuously for the hour including hymns, historical songs and Christmas carols.  Highlights included a beautiful rendition of Dixie where everyone rose and listened in silence before a rousing chorus of applause and cheers.  Mrs. Jennings then performed the Prattville Light Dragoons March perfectly to bring the Social Hour to a close before she received a warm round of applause for her performance.

Dragoons Commander Stuart Waldo then welcomed everyone and encouraged all to enjoy the house and meander about on self-guided tours as they wished.  Officers in attendance were then introduced including 1st Lt Harold Grooms, Chaplain Tom Snowden, Communications Officer Tyrone Crowley, Color Sgt Brent Jenks, Brigade Commander Bill Myrick and Flag Chariman Larry Spears.  The SCV Charge was read by Commander Waldo and then Chaplain Snowden blessed the food.  Supper was catered again by Red's Little School House including ham, squash and sweet potato casseroles, green beans, special fried cornbread and delicious desserts.  During dinner, Ms.Kim Shannon entertained everyone as she played her guitar for historical songs including The Bonnie Blue Flag and concluded her performance with the Alabama hit, Christmas in Dixie.
Commander Stuart Waldo and Wife Kerri in Period Dress
Chaplain Tom Snowden

Crowd Enjoys Music From Kim Shannon After Supper

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