Thursday, April 9, 2015

Prattville Dragoons Camp 1524 News

Camp News
Confederate History and Heritage Month Electronic Billboard Advertisement - The Dragoons placed an advertisement on the two Glover Media electronic billboards at Main and Hwy-31 and at Hwy 14 and I-65.  Ads will display continuously throughout the month, 20,160 image displays including the SCV logo.  The Alabama Division matched the camp’s advertisement investment.  Look for these billboards throughout the month.
“Retired” Camp Dispatch Editor Tyrone Crowley was recognized for his ten year labor as editor of a superb newsletter during the camp meeting on March 12th. Chris Booth, who has served honorably as Commander and Lt. Commander is also taking a break from a leadership position but will assuredly remain active in the camp. We owe Commander Booth a very special “Thank You” for his leadership and devotion to duty to the Dragoons these past many years.
Prattville Cityfest – The Dragoons will again sponsor an info booth at the annual Prattville Cityfest along Main Street on Saturday May 2nd.  Come by to say hello or help man the booth and help distribute mini-Battle flags and SCV information to all the festival passers-by.  
H.L. Hunley JROTC Awards – Camp 1524 will again present SCV Hunley awards to two JROTC cadets exhibiting commitment to their units at Prattville and Stanhope-Elmore High Schools. Awards programs will be held the evening of April 9th and the morning of the 15th respectively.
SCV Camp Shirts - Golf and dress shirts are still available to Dragoons for $16 and $19 respectively.  These handsome shirts are customized by Sew Fine Embroidery in Wetumpka.  Contact Tyrone Crowley.
Graves Registry on SCV National Website – The National website has a graves registry for archiving cemeteries and the Confederate veterans interred there.  Benny Harris has committed to helping get the Indian Hills, Robinson Springs and Rocky Mount cemeteries listed in that database; please contact him regarding any other cemeteries in Autauga and Elmore county.
Robinson Springs Monument Battle Flag – Former Commander Wyatt Willis approached the owner of the property adjacent to the Robinson Springs Confederate Monument in Millbrook and received approval to erect a flagpole including a Confederate Battle flag on a parcel adjacent to the existing monument.  Chris Booth is researching the project from a legal perspective to start.
SCV Television - The first edition of SCV TV's video has been posted at as Lt CiC Tom Strain notes the output from the Recruiting seminar at Elm Springs on 21 February 2015. More editions will follow. If you have a request for a topic, please send them in to either Lieutenant Commander-in-Chief Tom Strain or Executive Director Mike Landree. 

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