Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-04-23

Samford University students will host a Spring Fun Fest in Marion Sunday, May 2, 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. All area residents are invited. The event will be on the Marion Military Institute parade grounds. Food will be available for the first 300 people. Musical entertainment will be provided.

This second annual Spring Fun Fest is part of ongoing efforts of Samford to partner with the people of Perry County and Sowing Seeds of Hope community development effort. Samford's roots in Perry County go back to its 1841 founding in Marion as Howard College.

"This is an exciting opportunity for Samford University students to meet the people of Perry County," said Jeff Stephens, president of the Samford's Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society. "Last year's event was a tremendous success, and we hope this year's will be even better."

ODK and the Samford Student Government Association are co-sponsors of the event.

For information, contact Stephens at (205) 987-0510, Chris Sims at (205) 803-1639, or email:  


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.