'Quarter-Century Celebration' Observed By Town Social

For Immediate Release: 
Aug 13 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Office of Advancement August 14, 2011
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu


ATHENS, W.Va. – Campus and community marked the 25th year of the Athens-Concord Town Social Sunday, Aug. 14 with an afternoon of festivities and fun on the front lawn of Concord University. Hundreds gathered for the “Quarter-Century Celebration” that included live music, craft vendors, free picnic food and children’s games.

Individuals, along with a local business, who have enhanced life in Athens and at Concord University, were honored during the afternoon.

The Athens Lions Cub presented its Outstanding Citizen of the Year honor to Stanley Harvey and the Beautification Award to June and Bill Rice.

The Athens-Concord Town Social Committee presented four awards. Frances Cooper Scyphers received the Elder Citizen Award. The Total Community Involvement Award went to Carol Bard; Extra Miler awards were presented to Tom Davis and Carol Davis; and, the Business Longevity Award was given to Sue Smithson of Sue’s Perfect Image in Athens.

Rising Concord University freshman Justin Gray received a Town Social scholarship.

Two popular area bands, The Midnight Ramblers String Band, an old-time group, and bluegrass band Ridgeline, entertained the crowd.

Athens Volunteer Fire Department Chief Stanley Harvey gets a little help from the Town Social clown in bringing water to the “mister” that provided a fun way for youngsters at the festivities to cool down. Harvey received the Athens Lions Club’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award during the afternoon.