Joined by Terry Grissop with a True (more or less) Grizzly Bear Story
Stan Clardy closed out the fifth and final Special Friday Celebration titled Christmas in Dixie at the Museum and Library of Confederate History in Greenville.
The annual event sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Order of Confederate Rose, is free and open to the public and attracts hundreds on Friday nights each December.
A different program is presented each week. This year, the musical programs were presented by Leeanne White, TheReeves Family, Mark and Donna Simpson, The Joyful Harps and Stan Clardy. Each program begins with a children’s hour from 6 to 7 p.m.
Stan Clardy is a musician, songwriter, author, playwright, actor and storyteller. He is the author and actor in a one-man historic educational and musical story of a Confederate soldier before, during, and after the War Between the States. It is titled, The Soldier in Gray.
Stan has written and recorded numerous songs, including one about the submarine Hunley and its crew. He also wrote a fictional novel about the submarine and its crew that was released in 2007.
“Our main goal is to educate people on the causes of the war and encourage them to appreciate and preserve their heritage,” Clardy said.
Terry Grissop is a Greenville County native and past commander of the Sixteenth Regiment, Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is in charge of the children’s portion of Christmas in Dixie, but also has entertaining stories from personal experience and creative talents that are entertaining for adults.
Stan is assisted by his wife Cathy and a four-legged puppet comedian called Bobby Lee O’Possum to add some humor to an otherwise somber story of war and other sacrifices as regular human beings struggle to preserve their families and their homes from an especially vicious and destructive invading army.
To book Stan Clardy for a program, email sclardy@stanclardy