Happy 90th birthday to Vesta Jean Lenhart!

Vesta Jean Lenhart

Vesta Jean Lenhart

Vesta Jean is a spirited woman and passionate protector of the Appalachian Mountains. She has been a dedicated Appalachian Voices member since 2003, and her daughter Cynthia says that Vesta Jean was excited to read about the old growth forest near Harlan Kentucky in a recent edition of The Appalachian Voice. She grew up in nearby Lenarue.

We’re deeply honored that she supports our work, and congratulate her on this momentous birthday! We also look forward to highlighting her story in the next issue of the newspaper (but shh, it’s a surprise!).

To make a gift to Appalachian Voices in her honor, please visit this page. Where it says “What type of gift is this?” select “Honor” and list Vesta Jean as the recipient.