Marietta Zombie Walk

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4th Annual Marietta Zombie Walk

The Undead Helping The Living

We had hoped all was well…apparently, we were dead wrong. The undead of Marietta, Georgia are coming back again to help our community of the living on October 18, 2014 and for the fourth year the zombies will bring donations to support MUST Ministries. In 2011 we started with over 300 undead and the horde has continued to grow to last year close to 800 strong filling 15 barrels of food and donating almost $2000 to help the living in need. YEAR FOUR?   It’s  looking to be the biggest yet.

PrintCarnival Of Doom is once again sponsoring the 4th Annual Marietta Zombie Walk benefiting those in need within our local community. All proceeds and collected food from the Marietta Zombie Walk goes directly to MUST Ministries in their mission to help local humans in need. This year, we are truly excited to be part of the Marietta Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival and  some  fun  post-walk activities are in the plans for Glover Park to entertain the undead even more.

What’s a Zombie Walk? A Zombie Walk is an organized (as organized as zombies can be) public gathering of people dressed in zombie costumes (we hope these are only costumes). The walks take place in an urban center as the participants make their way around city streets and through public spaces in an orderly fashion. In Marietta, the undead will again roam the streets around Marietta Square in a not-so-brisk 0.8 mile stumble. This is an undead family event.

There’s a little undead in all of us, so bring out your best zombie look and food donations (human cash & credit card donations work) and join the local undead in Marietta Square. Victims Spectators are welcome to come play with us while helping the local food pantry (zombies do not need food for humans, right?) The Infestation (Gathering) starts at 5pm in Glover Park after the Festival. The Feeding (Walk) starts promptly at 6pm. Makeup artists will be on hand during the festival to help bring out the undead for a monetary donation or arrive already in character using your own creativity.  VIP slots available this year – stay tuned.

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Date:
October 18, 2014 5:00pm-7:30pm
The Infestation (Gathering) starts at 5pm in Glover Park after the Festival. The Feeding (Walk) starts promptly at 6pm.

Admission:
0; bring food for the living

Address:
50 N Park Sq NE
Glover Park / Marietta Square
Marietta, GA

Parking:
around the square

For more information, please visit MariettaZombieWalk.org

 

 ABOUT MUST MINISTRIES

Since 1971, the non-profit organization MUST Ministries has been dedicated to “Serving Our Neighbors In Need” by providing a “Hand Up” during tough times. MUST served more than 32,000 people in Cobb and Cherokee Counties last year through a variety of programs including sheltering and feeding, education and employment services, food and clothing pantries, Summer Lunch, Toy Shop and more. Approximately half of the people served by MUST are children. For more information on MUST Ministries and how you can help, visit www.mustministries.org

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For more information, please visit MariettaZombieWalk.org

Comments

  1. Wess says

    I just want to let you know that I think it’s folly to hold the “family-friendly” zombie walk during the EXACT SAME TIMES as Trick or Treat will be for the area. My daughter and I always look forward to donning our zombie makeup, and shambling around, however this year we won’t get to due to the aforementioned scheduling conflict. Sure, we could do both I suppose, but as she isn’t planning to be a zombie for halloween, doing Trick or treat, then rushing home, cleaning up her makeup, then applying new makeup just isn’t pragmatic. It’s a real shame, and I know I am not the only one who feels this way. Also, I want to warn you that it will SERIOUSLY impact your turnout rate this year. Children would rather trick or treat and their parents must weigh the two and decide which event to attend as doing both won’t be practical.

    I would really urge you to reschedule this, even though I know it’s not practical to do so at this point. I love the Marietta Zombie Walk and am bummed that I likely won’t be able to do it this year.

  2. says

    Sorry to hear that, Wess. We’re pretty much going to be sticking to the saturday before halloween since the city has blessed it the past 2 years. Permits already completed and such. I have kids too and understand but I’m also a stickler that Halloween and Trick or Treating is always October 31st no matter what day of the week it falls on. The time of the walk also is to make sure that any families that have other plans can come, donate food, have fun in the walk and make it to their next location before sundown. Come out early (we’ll be in the park around 2pm for makeup) and we’ll have some candy there too .

    Most importantly…bring food and have fun.

  3. ken eavenson says

    hey wess halloween is oct. 31.that is the only day i give out candy. do you only celebrate chritmas on saturdays too?

  4. ken meaux says

    ken meaux and his wife stella will travel from the haunted swamps of louisiana to be at the zombie walk..watch for a french(cajun) VAMPIRE!!

  5. Kat says

    Hello, and friend and I were interested in checking out the zombie walk this year, but frankly we already spent the time and money on our costumes for Halloween. I was wondering if you necessarily have to dress as a zombie to participate?
    I would understand if the costumes are to differentiate between who is participating and who isn’t.

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