Looks like the zombie invasion has reached Ohio! This Saturday (September 10, 2011) the living dead will descend on Amherst, Ohio to shamble the streets and help support the Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Life Share Blood Mobile will also be on hand, running a “vaccination zone”, accepting blood donations.
A Zombie walk is where people come together to donate, dress in full zombie makeup, and walk like zombies throughout a town. The zombie walk is for zombies of all ages and is family friendly as well as for the older crowd; they encourage participation from anyone who is interested in letting go of reality for a couple of hours and having a great time for a great cause.
Church Street Bar and Grill (300 Church St. Amherst, OH) is the prime location for registration, food donation, and make-up application for participating zombies who need assistance.
Admission: $5.00 plus 2 non-perishable food items
Walk Starts Promptly at 3:00PM
Although they encourage folks to arrive in full make-up, they will have several FX Make-up & air brush Artists available starting at 11:00am for an additional fee of $5.00 for those Zombies needing assistance. Make-up application will be held on the outdoor patio @ Church Street Bar & Grill. Make-up application starts at 11:00am thru 2pm.
During the Walk, all participants are encouraged to remain in character as zombies, lurching, shambling, dragging limbs and communicating only in a zombie-like manner (such as grunting, groaning, moaning and slurred calls for “brains”.) Some participants occasionally dress up as soldiers who are called in to contain the outbreak, or survivors who are trying to defend themselves from the onslaught of the zombie horde. It’s a great fun afternoon while raising awareness for the community and local charity.
More information is available here: http://www.facebook.com/loraincountyzombiewalk?sk=info
I’d really love to go support these folks. I wonder if I’d dare pop up at this. Frankenstein’s monster isn’t exactly a zombie but it seems like all reanimated dead guys should get along, doesn’t it? Have any of you folks ever been a part of a zombie walk? Do you think they’d take kindly to a 9′ tall monster?