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October 11, 2013

Third-annual Zombie Walk downtown this Saturday


Somerset —

It’s not just the parents who know “Thriller” — Padgett noted that it’s even popular with kids too, thanks to exposure to the classic tune in Wii video games.
• Blood donations may be made at the Kentucky Blood Mobile on the square in front of the Prather Law Offices from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Particip-ants are urged to bring cans of non-perishable food items for God’s Food Pantry. “We’re saying that if there’s a zom-bie apocal-ypse, we’ll need that food anyway,” lau-ghed Padgett.
• A Zombie Fun Run beg-ins at 5 p.m., with regist-ration starting at 4 p.m. at the entrance to the Rocky Hollow rec-reation center.
Padgett noted that the fun run will involve zombies chasing participants. The runners will have three scarves that represent their “lives.” Each time one is touched by a zombie, one “loses” a life. One must have at least one life remaining when crossing the finish line to be eligible for prizes.
• The Pulaski County High School Dance Team will have an exhibition at 6:15 p.m. and Southwestern’s team joins Pep and Pizzazz dancers for a presentation at 8 p.m.
• For most of the event, only South Maple Street will be closed, from East Mt. Vernon to the intersection with Market Street.
The actual “zombie walk” — where participants get to stagger down the street like they’re the undead wandering around in search of brains, just like in the movies — begins at 8:30 p.m. The circle around the fountain square will be closed at this time, as well as East Mt. Vernon Street up to College Street.
“Use caution when traveling in that area, because there will be lots of kids and lots of people walking,” said Padgett.
• At 9:30 p.m., there will be a costume contest, to award those most festively (and frighteningly) dressed, and at 10 p.m., a free outdoor movie will begin — the exact one hasn’t been chosen yet, but rest assured it will have a decidedly zombiefied theme.
All events are free; the only charges would be from individual vendors, noted Padgett.

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