Don’t panic! It’s not the zombie apocalypse.
When you see hordes of the unholy undead groaning and stumbling their way up First Avenue Northeast on Sept. 30, don’t fear that your brains are on the menu. It’s just for fun.
Organizer of the 2012 Moose Jaw Zombie Walk, Holly Taylor, said at 2 p.m. on ‘zombie Sunday,’ folks will be gathering in front of Moose Jaw Public Library, ready to walk down to Moose Jaw Scouts Hall in full zombie form.
“I’m obsessed with zombies,” Taylor told the Times-Herald about why she decided to organize the event. She noted safety would definitely be a priority in this zombie walk.
“We’re observing traffic laws and observing city permits. In a real zombie apocalypse, we wouldn’t need city permits.”
The reason for holding the zombie walk at the end of September, Taylor said, is two-fold. First, she said, it might be too cold for a lot of people who would otherwise want to participate if the walk was held on Halloween.
Second, she said, the event is also a fundraiser for Moose Jaw Food Bank, and thus she wants to hold it before Thanksgiving weekend.
In order to participate in the walk, one simply needs come to the event dressed like a zombie, meeting next to the library with a non-perishable food item to donate.
For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.