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:  


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.