Black Confederates To Be Honored In November
Posted on September 18, 2009
The local chapters of the Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans will be conducting a fundraiser tomorrow to honor eighteen black confederate soldiers.
The fundraiser is a motorcycle ride that will gather at the National Guard Armory in the Industrial Park North. Registration will begin at 8:45am and the cycles will leave out at 10am.
One of the featured events will be the silent auction that includes such items as an Underground Railroad Quilt, 3 handmade flags, 2 tailgate mats, 2 numbered prints and 2 hardback books.
If you don't want to ride, you can still come out and bid on the items, and have lunch.
The marker dedication is planned for November 8th at 2pm in Maplewood Cemetery.
For more information, contact Tony Townsend at 638-9567 or Kathy Wood at 638-3024.