Sunday, December 18, 2016

Prattville Dragoons Christmas Parade Float Preparations

Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1524 fielded an entry in this season's Prattville Christmas parade.  So the morning of the parade, a number of Dragoons and family gathered to help assemble our float which consists of an arrangement of historical flags from the period of the War Between the States as well as a Christmas tree in the center of the trailer decorated with tinsel and lights and more tinsel and lights hung down both sides of the trailer.  Communications Officer Larry Spears and his father James Spears, Quartermaster Bill Myrick, Color Sgt Edward Morgan and his mother, and compatriots Tyrone Crowley and Bill Gill met downtown to help decorate the float.  Edward helped pull the float to the parade start area after storing the trailer for the week.  Quartermaster Myrick constructed the flag and the tree stands and provided the hay which is set down the center of the trailer and provides seating for those riding on the float. The Dragoons' float did not win an award but it looked very good lighted up in the darkness during the parade and decorating the float was an enjoyable activity for those members who participated. 

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