Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SCV Camp 1524 Continues Indian Hill Cemetery Restoration

The Prattville Dragoons latest work day on Saturday, March 14 at Indian Hill cemetery was a huge success. We had a large contingent of over 20 workers contributing their labor and expertise to our project. At least 14 Dragoons were present along with 4 volunteers from Maxwell AFB who brought some younger men to help their Daddies. We also had a lawn care contractor, Jeff Justiss, Custom Care Lawn Service, who donated his time and helped particularly with felling some large trees,. Dragoon Al Booth brought his bucket truck and was able to trim some of the taller tree limbs with the assistance of son and fellow Dragoon, Chris Booth. Al even treated everyone to a BBQ chicken dinner.  Thanks to Brother Al for his generous contributions.

Dragoons present included Commander Stuart Waldo, 1st Lt Harold Grooms, Benny Harris who has been coordinating the effort, Al and Chris Booth, Bill Branch, Skip Ward, Louis Turner, Allen Herrod, Tyrone and Tom Crowley, the Dragoons newest member Phillip Edwards and James and Larry Spears

There is one more scheduled work day at the cemetery on Saturday, April 11 8am-1pm before the formal re-dedication of the cemetery on April 27, Confederate Memorial Day. Indian Hill Cemetery is on County Rd. 86.  Much progress has been made but we have more work to do including cleaning and repairing the monuments and fencing and final clean-up of the brush and grounds.  This project has served to rally the camp around our SCV Charge, a great community service project which honors our Confederate ancestors and the Confederates buried there. 

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