By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Family and friends gathered Saturday, May 21 in Holiday City to celebrate the life of Hannah Fischer and increase awareness of drug abuse.
The event was called Hannahfest and featured games for children, music and a slide show of Hannah’s life. The goal was to promote a positive message about Hannah going forward, organizers said.
The body of Hannah Fischer was found Fed. 9 in her Paulding apartment. A coroner ruled her death a homicide from a single gunshot wound to the head.
The body of her boyfriend, Frank H. Tracy Jr., 47, was found in March at the Rochester Cemetery in Paulding, according to a report by WNWO. His death was also ruled a homicide from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Bradley R. Gillespie, 42, of Defiance has been charged with both murders and is being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on multiple charges.
Her father, Shannon Fischer, described Hannah as free spirit who liked to help people.
The event was organized by several cousins of Hannah. One. Connie Ames of Flat Rock said the focus on drug awareness is done with the hope the young children in attendance can be reached.
About 40 people were in attendance in the early part of the event.
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