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Linda Loggains (shown here with Lettie Auman, right) helped her sister-in-law run the Seagrove Fiddler’s Convention before eventually taking the reins herself.

Former Seagrove Fiddler’s Convention promoter dies

SEAGROVE — Linda Loggains, 75, former promoter of the Seagrove Fiddlers’ Convention, passed away on April 13, 2024. She had been a very active part of the Seagrove community throughout her life.


In recent years, running the convention had been a family affair. Linda’s sister-in-law, Brenda Loggains Harrelson, took on the task of promoting the annual third-Saturday-in-March talent contest once the Seagrove Lions Club, the previous sponsoring group, disbanded in 2006. 


Harrelson and Loggains were part of the Seagrove Civitans who had begun working jointly with the Lions in hosting the convention. Brenda — with Linda working alongside — ran the event until her death in 2015. At that point, Linda assumed leadership and with the assistance of former Lions members, Grayson and Lettie Auman, managed the convention until COVID hit. 


At that point, health issues forced her to pass the baton to Maxton Byrd and his committee when the convention resumed last year. Linda was recognized for her hard work and dedication with the 2022 Alan Perdue Memorial Bluegrass Appreciation Award.


“The fiddlers’ convention was special to Mom,” Linda’s daughter, Toby Loggains Page, said. “It was a lot of work, but she so enjoyed the music and, most of all, the people.”


Surviving are Linda’s husband, Bobby, and daughter, Toby L. Page (John), one sister, and two brothers. 


Memorials may be made to the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF) c/o American Business Women's Association, PO Box 4757, Overland Park, KS, 66204-0757 (https://sbmef.org/sbmef/contributions).