HARVEYS LAKE -- Family and friends came out to the pavilion at the Harveys Lake Beach Club at Sandy Bottom Beach on Sunday to celebrate the life of Kelci Gibbons, who was killed in a car crash on July 24.
Well-wishers came out in tie-dye and peace signs to offer their support and share stories of Kelci‚??s life and accomplishments in a moving show of ‚??peace and love.‚?Ě
‚??Kelci was so unbelievably sweet,‚?Ě said a high school friend from Dallas. ‚??It‚??s still hard to imagine that she‚??s gone. But it‚??s so nice to see so many people come out for her.‚?Ě
Kelci, who was 22, was a graduate of Dallas High School, class of 2008. She attended Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, N.Y.; Hartwick College, Oneonta, N.Y., and King‚??s College, Wilkes-Barre.
She played in various youth soccer and other sports programs throughout her life and was a proud member of the 2007 State Championship Dallas High School soccer team.
Her numerous athletic ribbons, medals and trophies were on display along with trinkets and memorabilia and hundreds of photos that were evident of a life well-lived.
‚??Kelci was a traveler,‚?Ě said one friend as she enjoyed the photo display. ‚??She loved the outdoors, everything about nature. This is what I remember about her.‚?Ě
There were a number of photos of Kelci enjoying nature in rugged settings throughout the country, and a fitting saying was attached to a particularly colorful photo montage that said, ‚??One who truly loves nature can find beauty everywhere.‚?Ě
A wide selection of food and beverages was served under the pavilion, and a DJ entertained the crowd throughout the event.