Athens-Concord Town Social Announces Date Change To The Third Sunday In August For 2015

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 09 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – A longstanding tradition for Concord University and the Town of Athens is moving to a new position on the calendar this year.

The annual Athens-Concord Town Social, historically held the second Sunday in August each year, will take place on the third Sunday of August (Aug. 16) for 2015.  The time and location – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of Concord University – will remain the same.

Event organizers say the change is being made to open up the yearly gathering to Concord students and their families who will be on campus that day moving into the residence halls for the Fall 2015 semester.  The new date will also encourage faculty returning to campus to attend.

“The Athens-Concord Town Social committee decided to move the 2015 Social to the third Sunday in August in an effort to get more of the Concord community involved in the event,” Sarah Turner, Town Social co-chair, said. “Since the fall semester begins on Aug. 17th, we will have faculty and students back on campus by then who will have the opportunity that they didn’t have before to participate in the event.

“We think this will be a great way to bring the Athens and Concord communities together and are really looking forward to it!” she said.

Turner, who is Concord’s alumni director, said the family friendly, small town atmosphere of the Town Social will continue.  In its 29th year, the popular event offers the campus community, residents of Athens and guests from across the area an afternoon to socialize, enjoy entertainment and visit vendor displays and craft booths.

Joining Turner as co-chair for the 2015 Athens-Concord Town Social is Dr. Sarah Beasley, CU’s director of retention.


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