September 22, 2010
Ruth Gilpin is treasurer of the Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Association. The association is a nonprofit organization whose objective is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the art of old-time fiddling, to encourage all people, young and old, to develop their musical talents and afford them opportunities to perform in public, to hold jam sessions and other musical events, for the members’ own enjoyment and to educate the public on the values of old-time fiddling. The association was formed September 1975 in Payson.
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Bill Breen of Tucson will serve as master of ceremonies for the 40th Anniversary Vertilee Floyd Arizona State Fiddle Championship Sept. 25 and 26.