Town Social Children's Games to Feature Races

For Immediate Release: 
Aug 01 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Office of Advancement August 2, 2011
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. - Children’s games at the annual Athens-Concord Town Social are taking on a nostalgic flair. In honor of the event’s 25th year competitions will include a sack race, wheelbarrow race, three-legged race and egg carry race.

The Town Social is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of Concord University. Theme for this year is “Quarter-Century Celebration.”

The races will begin at 2:30 p.m. and conclude with announcement of winners at 3:30 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded to the top finishers in each event. Pre-registration is not necessary and there is no fee to enter.

Along with races, games for younger children are also being planned. These will begin at 2:15 p.m. and be held until 4 p.m.

The Concord University Athletic Department is coordinating the children’s games. Student-athletes with Concord’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) are assisting with the games as part of their community service.

For more information on the games contact Concord University Athletic Director Kevin Garrett at 304-384-5340.

In addition to children’s games, the Athens-Concord Town Social features craft vendors and informational displays, live musical entertainment, a complimentary picnic lunch, free admission and lots more family fun. Individuals, along with a local business, who have enhanced community and campus life, will be honored.

Vendors are invited to set up a booth at no charge. To reserve a space, contact Sharon Griffee at 304-384-3243 or Jean Beasley at 304-301-4037.

For general information on the event contact Lynne White, Athens-Concord Town Social Committee chairperson, at or 304-384-4117.