The Prattville Dragoons, Camp 1524 Sons of Confederate Veterans want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Here are some images from the final Christmas lead up event of this season, the Vida community Christmas parade. The Dragoons had a good contingent with Tyrone Crowley carrying an Alabama secession flag, Adjutant Wayne Sutherland carrying the large Confederate Battle Flag flown at Buena Vista a week prior, past Commander Larry Spears carrying the camp banner with Commander Stuart Waldo, past Commander Wyatt Willis also walked the parade route throwing candy. Danny Smyth drove his truck with a replica cannon in the back and Treasurer Billy Leverette rode along tossing candy. Al Booth and his wife and daughter in law with her beautiful new baby girl were also there at this terrific community event. The prior day was rainy and the morning of the parade, Saturday December 20th was still damp and cool just after noon for the parade but the rain stopped and the cooler temperatures actually made it comfortable to wear the woolen period clothing Tyrone, Larry and Stuart wore. The parade started at the Vida community center and went out back toward Hwy 82 and then doubled back to the community center. Hundreds lined the road clamoring for candy and of course the mini Confederate Battle Flags and SCV coins went fast. The Dragoon entry was among the only who walked the route but there were fire trucks and floats and classic cars and tractors and all sorts of entries. After the parade, the wonderful folks of Vida fed the parade participants and spectators including barbeque and chili and potato salad and beans and a huge assortment of desserts. A great time to wrap up a full season of holiday events leading up to a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!