Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
May 06 2009

Longaberger Basket Bingo Saturday, May 30 to Benefit the American Cancer Society

CONTACT: Jenni R. Canterbury, Instructor in Communication Arts
1-304-384-5302, jcanterbury@concord.edu

Athens, W.Va.- A Longaberger Basket Bingo to benefit the American Cancer Society is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center Ballroom at Concord University. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and tickets will be $10.

Concord students enrolled in CART 210C, Public Relations Workshop, have planned the event as part of their fundraising efforts for Relay For Life.

Miss West Virginia USA 2009, Jessi Pierson, and Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2009, Alysia Thompson, will assist the Public Relations Workshop Relay For Life team with the event.

Pierson is a recent graduate of Marshall University where she studied elementary education. She was ranked in the top 10 and named Miss Photogenic in the 2009 Miss USA Pageant held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Thompson is currently a junior at Ripley High School. She will represent West Virginia at the 2009 Miss Teen USA Pageant in July at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas.

“This has been a great opportunity for my students. They’re gaining experience in event planning and helping out a wonderful organization,” said Jenni Canterbury, instructor in communication arts.

The following local businesses have sponsored baskets for the event: Bluewell Family Pharmacy, Trophies & More, Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, Best Transports Ambulance Service, Dian-Lee House and Twin City Motor Exchange/ Team 7 Motorsports.

For more information, contact Canterbury at 1-304-384-5302 or jcanterbury@concord.edu.-CU-

CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison at 304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled be the College on campus.

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