There are two excellent events for your consideration this Saturday and Saturday 1 April.
1) This Saturday, March 25 the Alabama Division will host the Education Conference in Prattville at the Doster Center, 424 Roster Rd. from 10:00 - 4:00. Cost is $35 or $25 for youth. You can register and pay at the door. This is a state wide event and the public, especially educators, is invited.
The keynote speaker for this event will be none other than the great Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo, author of The Real Lincoln. His talk will be on "Why Lincoln was Hated and Reviled by Americans North and South During His Lifetime.” The other very prominent speakers are Ronald and Donald Kennedy and Dr. Brion McClanhan. If you have not registered but want to attend, come on and join us.
2) The annual Camp Picnic will be on Saturday 1 April at Confederate Memorial Park in Mountain Creek, Alabama. The picnic hours are 10:00 am - 2:00 pm but at 9:00am we will set flags on all the graves of the veterans and widows who are buried in the park.
This is a family affair so bring your children, grandkids, spouse, prospective members, etc. to experience a good day of Confederate fellowship. We will set up for our meal at the new pavilion which has restrooms on site. The new pavilion, as you enter the Park’s main entrance, is near the end of the Park road on the left. We will allow time for all those who wish to go through the museum to do so and we anticipate a reduced rate for our group for this day. We will eat our bar b que meal at approximately 12:00. The meat, cups, utensils and napkins will be provided by the camp and we ask each member to bring a covered dish suitable for a bar b que meal, including desserts. It is not necessary to make a reservation to attend; just come, bring a dish and have fun.
We need to say a special Thank You to Compatriots Bill Hamner and Skip Ward. They have donated some Dixie butts to the camp for the picnic and have done so for several years. We salute you, gentlemen!
As an added bonus this year, the Camp 1921 String Band from Tallassee will entertain us after the meal. This is a special treat and they will present several period and newer pieces of music including Are You From Dixie?, Yellow Rose of Texas, Bonnie Blue Flag, DIXIE and many others. This band is lively and you will enjoy a great experience with their music.