October 14, 2012: Celebrating Larry Gibson

Celebrating Larry Gibson:
The Life and Legacy of the Keeper of the Mountains
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Friends and family of Larry Gibson, the “Keeper of the Mountains,” will celebrate his life and legacy on Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium, located on the corner of Virginia and Truslow Streets, across from the Charleston Town Center Mall.
The public is encouraged to attend to help celebrate Larry’s life and legacy. You are encouraged to RSVP and invite friends to this facebook event.
Larry died of a heart attack on Sunday, September 9, while working on his family’s land on Kayford Mountain, which he spent the last decades of his life protecting from mountaintop removal. Larry successfully protected fifty acres of his homeplace on Kayford Mountain and he inspired people nationwide to take action to stop mountaintop removal coal mining.
The program for “Celebrating Larry Gibson: The Life and Legacy of the Keeper of the Mountains” will feature family, friends, prominent activists, West Virginia residents, musicians and preachers. This event will be preceded by the annual Changing of the Leaves Music Festival that starts at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 13th on Kayford Mountain.
On September 13, in a private funeral, Larry was laid to rest on the mountain that he loved. Larry’s family has requested that persons wishing to express condolences make donations to Keeper of the Mountains Foundation through our website or a mailed check. Cards and letters to family can be mailed to the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation office at 179 Summers St, Ste 234, Charleston, WV, 25301.
Larry is survived by his wife, Carol, two sons Cameron and Larry, Jr. and his daughter, Victoria. He was sixty-six years old.

The public is encouraged to attend to help celebrate Larry’s life and legacy. You are encouraged to RSVP and invite friends to this facebook event.
For more information on this event and donating or volunteering to help make it happen contact Danny Chiotos with the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation at [email protected] or (304) 205-0920.

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