The Harper M. Stanz Rec Park Music Fest; A Life Memorial to a Spirited Young Lady!!!

CLICK HERE for a Tribute Video to Harper Stanz of her Rec Park Music Fest!!!

Sunday in Rec Park at the Harper M. Stanz Rec Park Music Fest was one of those days in life that takes you from 0 to 80 miles in a split second and takes you around the whole journey of life- birth, growing up, figuring out who you are, loving, celebrating life and a reminder that we all have a common destiny at the end and we do not know the time…

In the park I grew up in- Rec Park! a rock concert with some bluegrass where you bring a blanket, find a spot amongst the trees, sneak in a little liquid refreshment and just kick back and enjoy the day. Binghamton, my hometown at its finest!

Then knowing a 16-year old girl named Harper Stanz, a high school junior, should have been here too, celebrating life. But she is not, the innocent victim of a drugged driver who crossed over the line and ran her and her friend Britney down while they were walking home on the sidewalk after playing some social tennis at Rec Park.

Binghamton is an intimate and authentic community. What can you do other than hug the parents and the aunt, cry along with them, and hope and pray they go on loving life and each other the best that they can and surely how Harper wants them to… and go take a ride on the merry-go-round same as you did as a kid feeling grateful to be alive and trying to be an open-minded and open-hearted as you can be,,,

The music fest in its 23rd year was renamed in honor of Harper.

In the pics, you can see her name in six big letters H-A-R-P-E-R and feel her presence looking down from Heaven with blessings and strength for her family and friends to carry on in life until they see her again.

I did not know Harper but feel fortunate to celebrate her life in the park we both grew up in. May God infinitely bless Harper Stanz and her family and friends. It was a beautiful day in the park with the sun setting amongst the trees and the full moon rising in sync with each other.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Harper Stantz Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Visions Federal Credit Union, 24 McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.

(Andy Reistetter; 7/15/19; Facebook Post with 30 Pics)

Harper Stanz was tragically killed by a drugged driver 4 months ago innocently walking home with her friend Britney after playing tennis at Recreation Park. The music fest in its 23rd year was renamed in honor of Harper.

In the video, looking up, you can see her name in six big letters H-A-R-P-E-R and feel her presence looking down from Heaven with blessings and strength for her family and friends to carry on in life until they see her again.

I did not know Harper but feel fortunate to celebrate her life in the park we both grew up in. May God infinitely bless Harper Stanz and her family and friends. It was a beautiful day in the park with the sun setting amongst the trees and the full moon rising in sync with each other.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Harper Stantz Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Visions Federal Credit Union, 24 McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.

(Andy Reistetter; 7/15/19; Facebook Post with 1 Video)

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