University News
For Immediate Release: 
Jun 04 2006

Entertainment Set for Athens-Concord Town Social, Sunday, August 13

Athens, W.Va. – Entertainment for the 20th annual Athens-Concord Town Social will be the Midnight Ramblers with Ed Hartman and company beginning at 1:30 p.m., Billy Goat Gruff with Kevin Dalton and colleagues from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sarcus Blackwater with Eddie Wimmer and musicians performing from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. The bands, with local musicians, prove popular every year.

Awards will be announced from 2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., and the Town Social committee invites past recipients of awards as well as those who have volunteered to help organize the event in previous years to attend and be recognized.

New this year will be West Virginia author and storyteller, James Martin, who will read from one of his popular children's books from 2:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Well-known tunes will be played on the Marsh Carillon before the Town Social begins and after the last band performs.

The Town Social will be Sunday, August 13, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of the Concord University campus.

The Town of Athens and Concord University 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 -- 600-800 guests typically attend.

Vendors are invited to set up a booth, free-of-charge, to display and sell their handicrafts, and local musicians provide toe-tappin' entertainment for the guests. ARAMARK provides the fixin's for a picnic, also free-of-charge.

FOR VENDOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ms. Anne O'Sullivan, 1-304-384-7353.

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION, CONTACT: Town Social Committee Chair Tom Bone III, 1-304-384-7618 or Town Social Committee Co-chair Jean Beasley, 1-304-384-9712.

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2006 TOWN SOCIAL COMMITTEE

Committee members for the 2006 Athens-Concord Town Social are Chair Tom Bone III, Co-chair/Treasurer Jean Beasley, Vice Chair Anne O'Sullivan, Secretary Pat Edge, Mary Edna Beckett, Kevin Bennington, Sarah Dalton, Sharon Griffee, Jim Hardin, Lori Keaton, Randy Keaton, Ann Kessinger, Larry Mann, Anita Moody, Margaret Ann Scott, Lynne White and Kati Whittaker.

CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

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