University News
For Immediate Release: 
May 21 2001

Athens-Concord Town Social to be Held Sunday, August 12
Athens Basketball Champs to be Honored

Athens, W.Va. - Plans are underway for the 14th Annual Athens-Concord Town Social—an exercise in down-home friendliness! The Town Social will be held Sunday, August 12, 2001 on the Concord College campus from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Town Social Planning Committee expects 1,000 local residents and visitors to show up for the free food and fun. Approximately 30 vendors bring their wares to sell at the local event, and committee members are ordering new souvenir t-shirts to sell this year. Games will be held for children and door prizes will be given away.

Basketball Reunion to be Held

Committee member Eddie Kessinger is organizing a reunion to honor basketball players and cheerleaders who played for Athens High School in 1950, 1953, and 1959—years that the high school won state basketball championships.

The Town of Athens and Concord College jointly plan the social, which is traditionally held on the second Sunday of each August. The goal of the Town Social is to provide an opportunity for residents of the Town of Athens and surrounding areas, the Concord community and visitors to socialize in a small-town setting.

FOR ATHENS BASKETBALL ALUMNI: Mr. Eddie Kessinger, 1-304-384-7736.

FOR VENDOR & ENTERTAINMENT INFORMATION: Ms. Anne O’Sullivan, 1-304-384-7353.

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION: Town Social Committee Chairperson Georgia Kelley, 1-304-384-7467, or Secretary Kati Whittaker, 1-304-384-5348, kwhittaker@concord.edu.

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PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.