Letter to the Editor: Choice of Mayfest musical disrespectful to family


I was disappointed that Strasburg High School chose a “Murder in Our Town” for the 35th annual Mayfest.

The reason for this is because my daughter was murdered in the town of Strasburg 19 years ago. It is hurtful to me and my family that the town would choose a musical with this story line.

I felt this was important to bring to your attention, especially because the current mayor of the town was mayor at that time and is the president of the Chamber of Commerce, so he should have been more sensitive to this issue.

Has the town forgotten about this awful tragedy that happened on July 27, 1998? This is still an unsolved case so the title of the musical is disrespectful to our family and friends.

Douglas Stover, Stephens City