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October 7, 2010

Popular Zombie Walk coming back

PLATTSBURGH — The Zombie Walk is being revived.

The Crafty Geek Brigade will be gathering people dressed as zombies at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, for a march through the streets of downtown Plattsburgh.

The group hosted this all-ages event last year, which proved popular, and is hoping to get an even larger turnout for this year's Zombie Walk.

Zombie walks are an international way to celebrate the spirit of Halloween. Participants are asked to dress up in their most goulish attire and roam the streets acting like the undead.

The Zombie Walk will begin at the Durkee Street Farmers Market in downtown Plattsburgh, where participants will be asked to register and review the rules of the walk.

From there, they will walk through the streets of downtown Plattsburgh and eventually lurch their way to the Plattsburgh State campus.

The Center for Womyns Concerns at Plattsburgh State has partnered with the Crafty Geek Brigade this year to host a Zombie Prom in the Alumni Room in Angell College Center immediately following the walk.

The prom will include refreshments, a photo booth, raffles and live music by DJ Adamdef, Vermont Joy Parade, Bike to the Future, Long Cat, Deviant Loners and more. It is expected to last until midnight.

The Crafty Geek Brigade asks that all participants donate $2 to $5 to participate.

Donations will go toward supporting the creation of Free the Food, being established by Rich Green. Free the Food is a donation-based initiative that gives fresh, hot food to the hungry and will also feature open mike events and movies to bring the community together.

The project is scheduled to launch in mid- to late October.

The Crafty Geek Brigade is a community-building organization in the Plattsburgh area, open to community members of all ages.

"We aim to create an outlet for anything and everything — local business, artists, musicians, writers, astronauts, magicians — everyone is welcome," the group said in a news release.

For more information, contact Kimberly Cummins, 335-2295 or e-mail cummins.s.kimberly@gmail.com; or Shannon Thayer, 570-1446 or e-mail Shannon.M.Thayer@gmail.com.

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