Play It Forward Program Presents Fiddle and Mandolin
to the Benedict Family of Dallas, Texas

September 26, 2009
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation President Alan Tompkins presented the Benedict family of Dallas, Texas, with a new fiddle and mandolin today under the Foundation’s Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program. The girls are already taking fiddle and mandolin lessons and are very interested in learning to play bluegrass.  Their father, Keith Benedict, is a native of east Tennessee, is a longtime fan of bluegrass music, and is excited that his girls want to learn to play bluegrass music.  Tompkins commented that “we are thrilled that the girls have shown so much interest in the music.”  The Play It Forward Program is a program of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation and is supported in part by a donation from Pizza Hut, Inc.

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