ROGERSVILLE — The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention received the Event of the Year Award at an annual tourism awards event.
The Alabama Mountain Lakes Association named Fiddlers the top event during its awards presentation at Joe Wheeler State Park on Thursday.
Fiddlers is the first weekend in October at Athens State University and draws more than 15,000 spectators and 200 competing musicians.
Local award winners
Other local award winners were:
Vicki Morese, president of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Professional of the Year Award; she has started programs such as Youth Leadership Lawrence and launched the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival.
Richard Martin of Elkmont, local historian, Good Neighbor Award; he is overseeing the completion of Rails-to-Trails in Limestone County and working on new projects such as a canoe/kayak trail, Civil War trail and Trinity School Museum.
Squee Bailey, sales coordinator for Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lasting Impression Award; she is a leader of Saturday Walking Tours, a tour guide for Delta Queen riverboat passengers and an expert on local tourism destinations.