Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Prattville Dragoons Camp Picnic April 2014 - Part 2, Picnic and Program

The Prattville Dragoons camp picnic was held on Saturday April 5th at Confederate Memorial Park.  Following the flag setting at the cemeteries at the park that morning, historical Confederate flags were raised at the picnic shelter including the Alabama state secession flag hung from the side of the park library.  A program was held initiated with an invocation by camp Chaplain Tom Snowden.  Announcements were made by Commander Stuart Waldo including highlighting the Living History encampment with an afternoon skirmish reenactment and special admission to the park museum.  Brigade Commander Bill Myrick then swore in the camp officers for the coming year who include Waldo, Grooms, Booth, Leverette, Snowden and Sutherland.  A presentation of a check for $500 was made to Bob Bradley of the Alabama State Archives for flag preservation.  Bob provided a report on the latest flag preservation efforts which are ongoing.  Chaplain Snowden then provided beautiful gospel singing culminated by the singing of Dixie with 1st Lt. Harold Grooms.  After the blessing, ladies led the way thru the line for dinner.  A wonderful picnic spread was enjoyed including Dixie smoked butts, camp stew, sides like potato salad, beans, corn, mac n cheese and desserts including peach cobbler, banana pudding and hummingbird cake.  No one went away hungry certainly.  Tom sent everyone on their way safely with a benediction.  Many believed with the flag setting and the Living History, the camp picnic event was one of the most enjoyable yet.
Brigade Commander Bill Myrick Provided a Flag Display
Swearing-in of the Prattville Dragoons Officers
Chaplain Snowden Entertains with Gospel Music
The Spears Enjoy the Picnic Program
Presentation of Check to Bob Bradley of the Alabama State Archives
The Picnic Spread

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