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Ohio Renaissance Festival Answers Request from Family of Deceased Man

Ohio Renaissance Festival Answers Request from Family of Deceased Man

Harveysburg, OH (PRWEB) April 15, 2006

Charlotte Miller and her family will forever remember the date October 8. On this day, Charlotte’s husband, Brett, a passenger in a car driven by son Michael, was tragically killed when an impaired driver rammed their car on the passenger side at a fairly high rate of speed. Just the week before, the Millers had enjoyed yet another visit to Brett’s favorite place – the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Brett would attend several times a season, making the nearly 3 hour drive from Coldwater, OH.

“On March 1st, we received the first email with her ‘rather unique’ request. After hearing her story of an automobile accident which killed her husband and seriously injured her son she had my full attention. Her request to scatter some of her husband’s ashes at our festival site became more meaningful as she explained how much he loved our festival and that it was their practice to attend several times a season,” stated Amy Zimmer, Office Manager of the festival. Zimmer continued, “When I shared this request with management, there was no hesitation to honor her wishes.”

This afternoon, the Miller family traveled down to the Ohio Renaissance Festival, not for a day of entertainment, but for a much more somber event. Brett’s ashes were scattered around 1:15pm in a scenic area of the festival grounds as family and festival staff members watched. As Charlotte stated, “There will be one less jolly pirate in the world.”

As a result of the legalities Charlotte and her family are facing, she hopes to build awareness of her efforts to change laws regarding the rights of victims involved in accidents caused by impaired drivers. “We recently found out that if the person who drove was convicted of a felony (which the charges are) his insurance will not cover anything. . . .So, in order to have the medical bills paid we had to agree on a misdemeanor charge. This is something I have written to all our political people about, to get this changed so that the offenders get their proper punishment,” stated Charlotte.

The Ohio Renaissance Festival will open for its 17th annual season on September 2nd and run eight weekends thru October 22nd including Labor Day confident that Brett will be enjoying the festival as always, each and every day.


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