While I wait for the final numbers, as far as money raised and participation, Saturday’s Zombie Walk was a LOT of fun! People really get into playing zombies and zombie hunters. Some of these folks are regulars to these zombie walks, as I’ve seen them in more than one photo album for these fundraisers. Everyone was all too willing to pose for photos and get into character. There were raffles for T-shirts and services at a local salon and Don Mould’s Plantation, food from Sweet City Bakeshop, movie tickets for Atlas Cinemas, Morningshow Central Cleveland donated energy drink for the make-up artists, Hastee Tastee donated $1 for every sundae sold, Park Lanes donated 50% of proceeds from bowling and shoes from 4pm-10pm, Angelo’s Pizza had large slices of pizza for $4, Kiedrowski’s donated donuts and bloody jello brains and hearts, and more. Lifeshare was there for blood donations. A lot of help from a lot of businesses, all for a good cause.
Kristen and I donated money, and took non-perishable goods, even though we weren’t “participating,” just taking pictures. We split a sandwich at Church Street Bar and Grill, who were kind enough to be the base of operations for the Walk, and to allow the make-up artists to do their thing on the outdoor patio. Staff were made up as zombies, and the restaurant was very busy, and there were zombie drink specials available. There were vendors set up across the street from Church Street, selling their wares. The event was well-organized, and the participants were extremely considerate of local businesses and the traffic that came up the street. All in all, this was a great event, earned a GREAT deal of respect from me, not only for what they were doing, and the overall coordination of the Walk, but for having the amount of donations and participation that they had, quite a bit from repeat zombies.
All that said, I have more photos than what are featured here, just go to Flickr for the rest!
Zombie Hunter Ian Porter
Zombie Hunters Shawna Mccarthy and Andrea Zee
Zombie Hunters Caitlin Fine, Ian Porter and Ryan Cunningham
Next Zombie Walk!!!
Saturday, September 24 · 11:00am – 5:00pm
The Five O’Clock Lounge
11904 Detroit Ave.
$5 plus two canned food (or non-perishible) food items for this ALL AGES fundraiser for the Cleveland Food Bank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. If you want MAKEUP artists to ZOMBIE you up (costs range from $3 to $10 depending on how much details/supplies you want), do NOT arrive after 1 p.m. Lines will get long and will be cut off near 2 p.m. to keep things on schedule. More than 600 ZOMBIES attended last spring’s walk and raised nearly 2,000 pounds of food. In total, more than 2,600 zombies have attended the 7 previous walks and raised more than 6,700 pounds of food. Let’s try to get 800 ZOMBIES and raise 2,500 pounds of food this time!
Bar will have drink specials. Angelo’s Pizza will be there. Vendors will be on hand. Others interested in vending contact Oldschool Sinema on here. Special thanks to sponsors BODY ANTHOLOGY TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING for their continued support.