27th Athens-Concord Town Social Aug. 11 - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

27th Athens-Concord Town Social Aug. 11

ATHENS, W.Va. – Entertainment for the upcoming Athens-Concord Town Social is being provided by two area groups new to the annual event.

Country Pride featuring Jim and Patsy Croy will take the stage first followed by Allen Smith and Ronnii Joplin.

A favorite regional band, Country Pride performs bluegrass and gospel. Allen Smith and Ronnii Joplin play instrumental jazz/soul/r&b. Based in southern West Virginia, they have been performing together for seven years.

The Town Social, now in its 27th year, will be held on the front lawn of Concord University Sunday, Aug. 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Theme for 2013 is "A Neighborly Scene in 2013."

Along with live musical entertainment, the gathering features children's games, free admission, craft vendors, informational displays and a complimentary hot dog meal.

Individuals, along with a local business, who have enhanced community and campus life, will be honored during the festivities. 

Vendor space is still available. To reserve a space contact Sharon Griffee at 304-384-3243 or Pat Edge at 304-384-7709. Reservations should be made by Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • UPDATE: Second suspect in home invasion robberies captured in Mercer County

    UPDATE: Second suspect in home invasion robberies captured in Mercer County

    The second suspect wanted in a string of home invasion robberies targeting elderly people in at least three states has been captured.

    More >>

    The second suspect wanted in a string of home invasion robberies targeting elderly people in at least three states has been captured.

    More >>
  • Virginia Senator talks about armed teachers, President Trump and escaping to Appalachia for the weekend

    Virginia Sen. Mark Warner made several stops in Southwest Virginia. WVVA was able to catch up with him at the Tazewell County Fair to ask about his stance on Trump's invitation to Putin, and a Virginia county school board voting to arm teachers this fall. On Trump's meeting with Russian president, Vladimir Putin, Sen. Warner said, "For the last year and a half, my committee, the intelligence committee, has worked in a bi-partisan way to point out that the Russians...More >>
    Virginia Sen. Mark Warner made several stops in Southwest Virginia. WVVA was able to catch up with him at the Tazewell County Fair to ask about his stance on Trump's invitation to Putin, and a Virginia county school board voting to arm teachers this fall. On Trump's meeting with Russian president, Vladimir Putin, Sen. Warner said, "For the last year and a half, my committee, the intelligence committee, has worked in a bi-partisan way to point out that the Russians...More >>
  • Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

    Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:26:27 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:23:52 GMT
    (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...(Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.More >>
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.More >>
  • UPDATE: Names of victims released in Raleigh County stabbing

    UPDATE: Names of victims released in Raleigh County stabbing

    One person has been confirmed dead and another is in critical condition following a stabbing in Raleigh County, according to West Virginia State Police.

    More >>

    One person has been confirmed dead and another is in critical condition following a stabbing in Raleigh County, according to West Virginia State Police.

    More >>
  • Hot rods decorate Raleigh County Memorial Airport at Friends of Coal Auto Fair

    Hot rods decorate Raleigh County Memorial Airport at Friends of Coal Auto Fair

    Locals show off hot rods at Friends of Coal Auto Show.Locals show off hot rods at Friends of Coal Auto Show.
    Locals show off hot rods at Friends of Coal Auto Show.Locals show off hot rods at Friends of Coal Auto Show.

    Locals show off their stylish automobiles to raise money for Hospice of Southern West Virginia and the Raleigh County Humane Society at the 14th annual Friends of Coal Auto Fair.  

    More >>

    Locals show off their stylish automobiles to raise money for Hospice of Southern West Virginia and the Raleigh County Humane Society at the 14th annual Friends of Coal Auto Fair.  

    More >>
  • Help name the newly merged Princeton-Bluefield Chamber of Commerce!

    Help name the newly merged Princeton-Bluefield Chamber of Commerce!

    The Bluefield and Princeton Chambers of Commerce voted to merge back in February. Today, for the first time, the board of directors and their families came together for a meet and greet.  What better way to bond than over BBQ? The food was provided by the Bluefield Regional Hospital and the Princeton Community Hospital. The only thing missing from the gathering was a new name for the merged chamber. Here's how you can get involved: Rebekah Ritter, Chairman ...More >>
    The Bluefield and Princeton Chambers of Commerce voted to merge back in February. Today, for the first time, the board of directors and their families came together for a meet and greet.  What better way to bond than over BBQ? The food was provided by the Bluefield Regional Hospital and the Princeton Community Hospital. The only thing missing from the gathering was a new name for the merged chamber. Here's how you can get involved: Rebekah Ritter, Chairman ...More >>
  • Free program boosts kids reading levels during summer

    A program called Energy Express in Greenbrier County says students can fall behind in academics and risk nutritional deficiencies. To combat the issue Energy Express aims to give kids two meals per day and plenty of reading practice. 

    More >>

    A program called Energy Express in Greenbrier County says students can fall behind in academics and risk nutritional deficiencies. To combat the issue Energy Express aims to give kids two meals per day and plenty of reading practice. 

    More >>
  • Rescue group works to change the pit bull stigma

    Rescue group works to change the pit bull stigma

    Pit Bull Second Chance Rescue is working to change people's opinions about pit bulls.

    More >>

    Pit Bull Second Chance Rescue is working to change people's opinions about pit bulls.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly