Ped Scruggs Named Grand Champion Fiddler of 36th Jamboree

July 8, 2007
Dwayne Page

The Grand Champion Fiddler of the 36th annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival is Ped Scruggs of Hartsville.

Scruggs won the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award early Sunday morning after the Grand Finale Fiddle-Off between the best Junior and Senior Fiddler.

Scruggs made it to the fiddle off by winning the Senior Fiddling competition and he won the Grand Championship by beating the winner of the Junior Fiddling contest, Aerin DeJarnette of Snellville, Georgia.

The two day festival came to a close at 12:50 a.m. Sunday morning.

Other winners in the Saturday session of the Fiddler's Jamboree are as follows:

Junior Fiddlers (Ages 13-39): First Place- Aerin DeJarnette of Snellville, Georgia. Second Place- Bill Jones of Chapel Hill. Third Place- Eric Vick of Lyles.

Junior Old-Time Appalachian Flatfoot Dance (Ages up to 39): First Place- Justin Frazor of Smyrna. Second Place- Jacob Campbell of Murfreesboro. Third Place- Devon Stewart of Lebanon.

Senior Old-Time Appalachian Flatfoot Dance (Ages 40 & Over): First Place- Thomas Maupin of Murfreesboro. Second Place- Danny Campbell of Murfreesboro. Third Place- Tommy Scruggs of Hartsville.

Senior Buck Dancing (Ages 40 & Over): First Place- Stanley Reece of Whitleyville. Second Place- Michael Oliver of Hartsville. Third Place- Darrin Stryker of Crossville.

Senior Clogging (Ages 40 & Over): First Place- Michael Oliver of Hartsville. Second Place- Tammy Scruggs of Hartsville. Third Place- Tommy Jackson of Franklin.

Bluegrass Banjo: First Place- Jayce Crook of Toney, Alabama. Second Place- Brian Blaylock of Hixson. Third Place- Sarah Ward of Columbia.

Bluegrass Band: First Place- Crosswind of Olive Hill. Second Place- The Grasscutters of Cookeville. Third Place- The Ward Family of Columbia.

Senior Fiddlers ( Ages 40 & Over): First Place- Ped Scruggs of Hartsville. Second Place- Carl Franklin of Hendersonville. Third Place- Delmer Holland of Waverly.

Square Dancing: First Place- Rocky Top Revue of Franklin. Second Place- Rhythm-N-Motion Xplosion of Cookeville. Third Place- Little Harpeth of Franklin.

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