2013 Old Time Fiddler’s Convention canceledPublished 3:11pm Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Officials with the Atmore Rotary Club announced today that the annual Old Tim Fiddler’s Convention will not be held in 2013. The event organizers decided to not hold the event this year in order to explore ways to update and improve the annual competition, with the goal of increasing event attendance numbers, according to Rotary Club members.
Atmore Rotary Club President Jennifer Chism said the break will be used to reevaluate how the event is planned and executed.
“This long running event is held close to our hearts as Rotarians, but as with all things, it is good business practice to review event processes and effectiveness,” Chism said. “We want to be proactive and ensure this event can continue to be successful, both in terms of exposure and profitability.”
The Old Time Fiddler’s Convention is a primary fundraiser for the Atmore Rotary Club’s Academic All Star Program, which rewards academically successful high school students with recognition of their scholastic achievements through scholarship awards. This year, the Rotary Club awarded scholarships to 130 students from area high schools.
The Old Time Fiddler’s Convention is traditionally held in July at Escambia County High School. This year’s event would have marked the competition’s 33rd year.