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Youthful fiddler entertains Ruritans

ARARAT, Va. — Along with a meal, members of the Ararat Ruritan Club enjoyed a special treat when they were entertained by an award-winning local fiddler who is just 9 years old.

This occurred at a recent meeting of the Ruritans at which Camdon Fain and his family were special guests, according to information from Mary Hill of the club.

Camdon is a student at Blue Ridge Elementary School in Ararat who has been making a name for himself in the old-time music world despite his age.

This has included taking second-place honors in youth old-time fiddle competition at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention in August. Before that, the Ararat resident won fourth place in the same category at the Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention.

After a covered-dish supper during the Ruritan Club meeting, Camdon played several of his favorite tunes to everyone’s delight, Hill reported.

He was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the group.

Accompanying the musician to the meeting were his parents, Alicia and James “Shorty” Fain, along with grandparents Jackie Fain and Karen and Larry Goins.



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