Thursday, August 2, 2012

July Fourth Festival a Success!

The 2012 July Fourth Festival, held despite the impact of the historic Derecho Storm that ravaged West Virginia, was a resounding success. While the crowd was small and personal, the fellowship was strong and the music was great. On Sunday, all festival attendees spent the morning volunteering in the hot weather to help Larry's family remove fallen trees from their land and great conversation with family members.  While the Derecho drove down attendance, the family members and volunteers were able to still put on a fun festival and respond to the storm.

Enjoy these pictures and videos showing the great time we had this weekend.

Larry and Carol share the Festival's First Dance, photo by
James Prutilpac

Andy Park is joined by his wife Rebecca to start the
festival off, photo by 
James Prutilpac 

John Lilly performed an eclectic set
and was later joined by both of
his sons on stage, photo by 
James Prutilpac 

Larry leads the Festival attendees on a tour of the destruction of
Kayford Mountain photo by  
James Prutilpac

Brothers Billy and Matt Parsons give the festival a
great set, photo by 
James Prutilpac

Penny Anderson played amazing dulcimer
and led the crowd in singing an original song,
"Mountain Keepers" written special for this
Festival photo by 
James Prutilpac

T. Paige Dalporto rocked the house with many coal-themed
songs, photo by James Prutilpac

This guy, Adam Greico (Larry's cousin), had a great time