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September 20, 2010 Arts and Entertainment

Zombie Walk

From: Team At Work For All Charities, Inc.

 www.teamatwork.myevent.com

ZOMBIE FAN ALERT: BREAKING NEWS!!! Reports of serious fun, moaning and screaming crowds dressed as Zombies appear to be widespread and viral coming in hordes and will be forming at Creekmore Park in Fort Smith, Arkansas for the on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010.Saturday, October 23. Festivities and pre-registration will kick-off at 4 PM and include on-site simple zombie makeovers for a fee of $5, a group Thriller dance-- lessons given in advance at pre-planned workshops, food and drinks, prizes and awards. Walkers can enjoy music by MS SoundWorks and the 'SOUL SHAKER', A 1987 Cadillac Hearse. The walk gets underway at 6 PM. All participants should show up in their best zombie costumes. Refreshments, awards and prizes will be available at the pavillion at 7 p.m. Activities will be topped off at 7:30 PM with the special group 'Thriller' dance. To help us document the Zombie Walk, we are having everyone participating step in front of the camera to be seen at 5:50 PM for later use for all other Zombie fans to see. to benefit the emergency food pantry. Friends of Zombies are asked to bring canned meats and other non-perishable foods and drop them off to help us end hunger. Details are trickling in from all sources that there have been reports of mass crowds forming teams for the Zombie Walk fundraiser and that it might possibly be the largest gathering of Zombies Fort Smith as ever seen. All people are encouraged to dress up to avoid being eaten by the Living Dead.second annual Zombie Walk

It appears that the park will be overrun by the undead and all of these "creatures" are headed in one direction -- towards Rogers Avenue, shambling in groups back and forth mumbling brraaaiiiinnnnssss. Reports of the undead plopping themselves in front of park benches have also been seen by local motorists and terrified tourists.

If you're still alive, repeat, if you're still alive....Team At Work For All Charities needs your help to spread the word to everyone you know to ensure we break our record from last year and raise even more funds to help end hunger! This is pertinent to every living man, woman and child for the aid of the Community Services Clearinghouse!.

The all ages walk will meet and be started from the pavillion by Mayor Ray Baker. They will head towards Rogers Avenue where all Zombies will travel back and forth slowly from one end of the park moaning and limping around to help charity for a period of one hour and returning to the meeting location afterward for music, refreshments and awards.

The sight will certainly be one to behold -- hundreds, if not more Zombies, dressed and made-up like the undead, wandering around, groaning and apparently very interested in brains! Get ready to drag your body along with us. If this is your first Zombie Walk, you'll never be the same again!

Donations and food raised by Zombie teams will benefit and support the 'Meals For Kids' Backpack Program, the Emergency Food Pantry and other financial services offered by the Community Services Clearinghouse who is helping those dealing with hard times these days!

Officially produced and presented by Team At Work For All Charities, the second annual fundraiser will take place on

Zombies don't just take brains, we will also be having a canned food drive

"This is all about a community celebration, having fun and supporting a great cause. This is a new and different way for people to get involved, give back and help the local community," says Brandy Schalski, event organizer and CEO of Team @ Work For All Charities. " Not only do we hope to raise a lot of extra resources this year for the Clearing-house, but we also hope to make the event bigger every year and make it the largest Zombie Walk in Arkansas."

" Last year's Zombie Walk was dead on and successful," noted Marie Westphal, event co-chairperson, " The event encouraged all of us to tap into our inner zombie, get dressed up, interact with neighbors and just do something different."

"We offered a positive spin on what a Zombie outbreak might just look like, right here in Fort Smith in broad daylight, and it looked pretty good last year." added Barbara Steele.

Team At Work plans to make the annual event possible every year by generous donations from many local businesses and through walk contributions and canned food raised by teams and individuals.

Alive or dead, show up for the Zombie Walk and help us make history. Dress up and help us shamble in true Zombie form and stun the streets of Fort Smith. Corpses in all stages of decay are welcome. Please be on time for the meet-up so you can hear all of the rules of the walk and drop off your donation envelopes and donated food items.

There is a $20 donation to walk. Early registration will make the event run much smoother and enables organizers to accurately track donations raised for the awards given after the walk. Every Zombie who raises $100 will get a 2010 sponsored Zombie Walk t-shirt. Prizes will be given to the oldest and youngest walker, most money raised by team and individual, best costume, largest team, best team name and more! If you are interested in walking or starting a team call 782-7183. For more information visit our website at

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