This program is in honor of former Paonia resident Thomas Lawley. Thomas was a huge music lover and community connector. Thomas moved to the North Fork Valley in 1970 and was a Paonia resident until 1986. During his time in the North Fork he was a community leader, KVNF DJ and often the Master of Ceremonies. In Febuary 2019 Thomas died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico after battling cancer for four years. He was 72. Thomas and his wife Paula produced the infamous Hippie Reunion in Paonia in 2010. Thomas was also the festival Director for Carbondale's Mountain Fair for 17 years. He scouted and booked the bands as well as the vendors.
During this program we hear from several of his family members and friends as they share some of their most memorable moments and their love for the man that was always laughing and smiling with a twinkle in his eye.
Special thanks to the Lawley family for giving Kori Stanton their blessing to interview a few family members and friends at Thomas' Celebration of Life in Paonia.