Concord University Bonner Scholars Program Presents: Athens Community Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza

ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Bonner Scholars Program is proud to announce the return of the annual Athens Community Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza after a 3-year hiatus. The event will be held at the Athens Town Park located adjacent to Concord University’s campus along Vermillion Street on Saturday, April 1, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.

All children aged twelve and under are welcome! Activities will include hunting over 1,000 candy-filled Easter eggs, yard games, free refreshments, and the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. Children who find special prize eggs during the hunt will have the chance to win fun prizes. The first 50 children to arrive will also be given a treat bag complete with an Easter-themed book, school supplies, a coloring book, and other various spring-themed items.

“Before the COVID pandemic, the egg hunt was an annual springtime event organized by our Concord students. We hope to restart that tradition this year and have lots of children and families join us at Athens Park on April 1. Our students are working hard to plan a great community event that will be a fun time for everyone,”

Kathy Ball, director of Concord University Bonner Scholars Program.

Participants are asked to bring a basket or bag for collecting eggs. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian for the entirety of the event.

In the event of rain, the hunt will be moved to the Ballroom on the third floor of the Jean & Jerry L. Beasley Student Center at Concord University. All interested participants are encouraged to follow the event on Facebook for weather updates. The Facebook event can be accessed at 

For more information, please contact Kathy Ball, Director of Concord University Bonner Scholars Program at or by phone at 304-384-6009 or 304-384-6080.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

This press release was written by Bristol Thompson, a junior Bonner Scholar from Bluefield, WV.


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