Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dragoons at the Prattville Cityfest

Camp 1524 manned an information and recruiting booth at the annual Prattville Cityfest on Saturday May 3rd.  On Friday evening five Dragoons including Don Drasheff, Wayne Sullivan, Harold Grooms, Tyrone Crowley and Stuart Waldo helped prepare the booth, setting up the tent and tables.  Friday evening many of the local businesses set up their booths along Main Street in preparation for the Cityfest the following day.  The festivities actually begin Friday evening too with live music performed on a stage along Autauga Creek and food vendors selling hot dogs and sodas and fair fare.  Everyone brings there folding chairs and enjoys the spring evening while children play in the creek. 
Dragoons Setting up Booth for Cityfest Friday Evening

Thanks probably to great weather following a cold dreary winter and early spring, Saturday's event was one the best CityFest events in recent memory.  There were lots of visitors milling down Main Street of Prattville perusing the booths and enjoying food and drinks. The Dragoons gave away all the small Battle Flags numbering over 150 and Lt. Grooms noted when he was further down the street that he noticed the procession of Battle Flags being carried down Main Street by all the youngsters and young at heart.  Quite a few Alabama Division educational posters were distributed also to passers-by who appreciated Confederate history.  The Camp sold a number of larger 3x5ft flags including Battle Flags, Gadsden flags with the coiled rattlesnake, Bonnie Blues and Confederate National flags.  A sheet and a half of contacts signed up for information regarding membership, Confederate genealogy or SCV information.  Beautiful day and a great day for Confederate history and Southern heritage in downtown Prattville at the 2014 Cityfest.

Dragoons and Ladies of the DAR at the Opening of Cityfest on Saturday

Quartermaster Brantley and Commander Waldo Manning the Booth

Always Popular Free Battle Flags Lined Main Street
Some Young Confederate Compatriots

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