July 6, 1996 in Washington Voices

Ludiker Family Of Fiddlers Assists Women’s Ministries

By The Spokesman-Review

What’s there to do on a Thursday?

Well, there’s watching TV. Doing the monthly accounting. And next week, fiddling around.

The Ludiker family - including five-time grand national champion fiddler Tony Ludiker and wife JayDean Ludiker, who teaches fiddling to about 90 kids each week - will bring down the walls at Trent Elementary with good, old-fashioned string-zinging.

It’s all a fundraiser for the Spokane Valley Women’s Ministries, a group sponsored by the Spokane Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church located at Pines and Mission. According to member Janice Renck, the group gives women the opportunity to spend time with one another.

At a typical monthly meeting, they’ll hold a short worship service, hear a guest speaker and just have time to get to know each other.

Sometimes the group hosts a fashion show. Other times, it’s craft demonstrations.

Guest speakers just as often tackle serious women’s issues, such as eating disorders. They whole idea is to bring women together in an environment where they will feel free to share their problems and victories with others.

“Actually, it’s mostly to help each other become better acquainted, and ultimately to win other people to Christ,” Renck says.

The admission fees for Thursday’s show go toward keeping the organization rolling.

The Ludikers attend the Spokane Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church, but are best-known in these parts as virtual cornerstones of the local fiddling community. Go to any big fiddle contest, such as the Valley’s own Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest or the National Old-Time Fiddler Contest in Weiser, Idaho, and they’ll be there.

Renck promises listeners will get an earful of “Orange Blossom Special” and other traditional tunes.

Thursday’s show starts at 7 p.m. Trent Elementary is located at 3303 N. Pines.

General admission is $5, admission for youth ages 6-18 is $3 and children 5 and younger will be admitted free.

Schedule changes at Redeemer

Don’t attend the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

You’ll be all alone.

The church has canceled its late-morning service for the rest of the summer. It will return come fall.

The 8 a.m. traditional worship will continue, as will the 9:30 a.m. contemporary worship service.

Also, Sunday school and adult education classes are also going on hold starting next week. Those classes will also return when Labor Day rolls around.

, DataTimes

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