News and Updates

Ranch Rodeo and Horse Show

imageOur first ranch rodeo and horse show for this year will be held Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14.  The ranch rodeo will begin Friday evening at 7:00 and the horse show will be held Saturday evening at 5:00.  Both events will be held at the old Providence Elementary grounds.  Hope to see you there!!

Christmas in Fries

The annual Christmas parade will begin at 5:00, Saturday, December 7.  Lineup will begin at 4:00 at the old mill site.  Everyone is invited to the fire station after the parade for refreshments and fellowship.

Fiddlers’ Convention Results

Fries Volunteer Fire Department 2013 Fiddlers Convention Winners

 

Guitar

  1. Steve Kilby- Mouth of Milson, VA
  2. Jacob Greer- Jefferson, NC
  3. Garry Dalton- Draper, VA
  4. Tony Hicks- Laurel Fork, VA
  5. Glen Craver- Winston Salem, NC

Old Time Fiddle

  1.  Kilby Spencer- Crumpler, NC
  2. Eddie Bond- Fries, VA
  3. David Bass- Durham, NC
  4. Richard Bowman- Mt. Airy, NC
  5. Erynn Marshall- Galax, VA

Bluegrass Fiddle

  1.  Marlon Dean- Galax, VA
  2. Susan Dabney- Easton, Maryland
  3. Stephen Gerni- Easton, Maryland

Old Time Banjo

  1.  Marsha Todd- Mt. Airy, NC
  2. Kelley Breiding- Lewisville, NC
  3. Trish Fore- Galax, VA
  4. Josh Ellis- Galax, VA
  5. Daniel Boyer- Fries, VA

Mandolin

  1.  Adam McPeak- Max Meadows, VA
  2. Rodney Hodges- Galax, VA
  3. Austin Tate- Marion, VA
  4. Lewis Prichard- Beckley, WV
  5. Terry Keene- Barren Springs, VA

 

Autoharp

  1.  Penny Kilby- Mouth of Wilson, VA
  2. Bobbi Roberts- Galax, VA
  3. Virgil Adams- Fries, VA
  4. Vickie Boyd- Laurel Fork, VA
  5. Curtis Bond- Fries, VA

Folk Songs

  1.  Ted Turner
  2. Garry Dalton
  3. Honey Bressfield
  4. Josh Reins
  5. Jack Hinshelwood

Dulcimer

  1.  Clarence Roberts- Galax, VA
  2. David Parks- Dublin, VA
  3. Fred Reynolds- Eden, NC
  4. Tom Gerni- Madison Heights, VA

Dobro

  1.  Robert Ellis- Mocksville, NC
  2. W.H. Olivett- Galax, VA
  3. John Powell- Mocksville, VA
  4. Marvin Farmer- Hillsville, VA
  5. Eddie Rowe- Galax, VA

Bass Fiddle

  1.  David Chrisley- Wytheville, VA
  2. Jamie Stacy- Galax, VA
  3. David Cline- Wytheville, VA
  4. Barbara Bowman- Ararat, VA
  5. Adrian Johnson- Harmony, NC

 

 

Bluegrass Banjo

  1.  Gary Webb- Max Meadows, VA
  2. Mike Mullins- Galax, VA
  3. Steve Chrisley- Wytheville, VA
  4. Bradley Johnson- Galax, VA
  5. Timothy Mills- Riner, VA

Dance 17 and Over

  1.  Samantha Wilhelmi- Riner, VA
  2. Barbara Bowman- Mt. Airy, NC
  3. Marsha Todd- Mt. Airy, NC
  4. Marty Todd- Mt. Airy, NC
  5. Dawson McKay- Crockett, VA

Old Time Bands

  1.  Crooked Road Ramblers- Fries, VA
  2. Fox Creek Ramblers- Mouth of Wilson, VA
  3. Slate Mountain Ramblers- Mt. Airy, NC
  4. New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters- Galax, VA
  5. New Spring Valley Boys- Fries, VA

Bluegrass Bands

  1.  Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder- Max Meadows, VA
  2. Valley Grass- Saltville, VA
  3. Scaggs and Company- Radford, VA
  4. 94 Bluegrass- Roanoke, VA
  5. Laurel Ridge- Austinville, VA

Henry Whitter Memorial Award for

Best All-Around Performer:

David Bass- Durham, NC

Youth Awards

Youth Dance

1.  Allyson Bemis- Fries, VA

2.  Madison Shepherd- West Jefferson, NC

3.  Alicia Bemis- Fries, VA

4.  Austin Sayers- Rural Retreat, VA

5.  Andrew Sayers- Rural Retreat, VA

Old Time Fiddle

  1.  Kitty Amaral- Elk Creek, VA
  2. Isabella Gorman- Charlottesville, VA
  3. Allyson Bemis- Fries, VA
  4. Josie Leonard- Woodlawn, VA

Bluegrass Fiddle

  1.  Meagan King- Ivanhoe, VA
  2. Kameron Nunn- Westfield, NC
  3. Jordan King- Wytheville, VA

Mandolin

  1. Luke Morris- Galax, VA
  2. Bailey Stoneman- Galax, VA

Old Time Banjo

  1.  Brittany Osborne- Jefferson, NC
  2. Madison Shepherd- West Jefferson, NC

Bluegrass Banjo

  1.  Clay Russell- Mouth of Wilson, VA
  2. Blake Hall- Radford, VA

Guitar

  1.  Presley Barker- Traphill, NC

Houston Caldwell Memorial Award for

Best All-Around Youth Performer:

Presley Barker- Traphill, NC

Horse Show

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