Second Peace, Love and Music from Maren event is April 30

The second annual Peace, Love and Music From Maren (PLM) will take place April 30 at Jonathan Law High School.
This citywide event celebrates the life of Maren Sanchez, a Law student who was killed the morning of her Junior Prom in 2014. The festival is sponsored in partnership through the Maren Sanchez Memorial Fund and The Maren Sanchez Home Foundation.

Last year both Jonathan Law and Foran high school students benefitted from the scholarship fund, with over $55,000 awarded to graduating seniors.

Once again, the festival will include live music, art, food trucks, inflatables, and more. This family event is designed to honor all the things Maren loved.

“There is not a day that goes by where Maren is not remembered or spoken about,” said Fran Thompson, Jonathan Law High School principal. “The PLM event was overwhelmingly successful last year and helped many students. The event will continue that tradition.”

The day will kick off at 9 a.m. with statements from local dignitaries, including Mayor Ben Blake and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Elizabeth Feser.

Immediately following will be a 5K run at 9:30 a.m. This year, runners have the option of being timed.

The Jonathan Law High School Band will lead the participants in a musical parade from the field up to the race’s starting point.

The official time for the festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Also on tap will be continuous live music featuring headliners Rum Runners and DynaMojo, more than 20 inflatables, a Mural Street Art Competition in partnership with Milford Arts Council, an all-day kickball tournament, raffles, a variety of food truck vendors, and activities for children of all ages.

The field will be filled with representatives from Milford schools, organizations and businesses — new this year will be craft vendors.

More than 3,000 people attended the first year and the committee expects even more this year.

“I know Maren will be with us on April 30 as we continue to celebrate her life and all she continues to bring to our community,” said Thompson. “This day is a celebration of a very special person.”

Visit the official Facebook page There is also a website page for all participants to download forms at

For information contact the committee at