In Muncie, Indiana there were zombies… everywhere. But for a good cause of course. Much like loads of other folks – The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows/graphic novel and has inspired so many activities involving zombies. Zombies RUN! - a running app that encourages running while playing an interactive game involving zombies, Zombie inspired Drinks, and events like this one, participants dress up to raise money and in this case canned goods for charity!
This one in particular was for Second Harvest Food Bank and Animal Rescue Fund. The participants take in animal and human food goods and dress up as zombies. Talk about a Zombie herd! It has to be so cool as a on-looker to see a bunch of folks dressed up!
Emily, an avid OAM reader, is a 2nd year participant and said “… I do it with a friend of mine, a tradition. It’s a way to get in touch with being a kid again while doing something fun but also good for others.”
Last year she was a nurse. “Zack (Emily’s Husband) had access to medical materials like gauze and surgical caps and so on. I happened to stumble upon a stethoscope and white crocks at Goodwill by chance and Viola…it came to life.”
“This year I started recently working fro Anderson public library and thought it’d be good fun to play the part of a dead librarian. Though I’m a clerk by description it was just fun to play the part. I found a white shirt at Goodwill and I had a pair of grey Oxfords and I made myself up to the play the stereo type. FYI librarians don’t really fit my depiction…but people guessed what I was. Zack made the book for my head and used Fixaflat and paint for brain matter and I used the actual call number in Dewey decimal for for the book in my head The Human Brain. He made the book from scratch modeling a real book and put it on a head band. Boom there you have it.”
OAM loves to have fun making costumes and participating in charity events – this one combines all of the above! What a great way to support a great cause! In this event participants provided 865 pounds of human food and 204 pounds of pet supplies! That’s amazing! They are already planning for next year! If you’re in Indiana you should check this out!
Check out the Facebook page of the event to learn more and to view more photos here.