Shreveport Zombie Walks Celebrates 5th Annual Event

Zombies ban together to raise food for the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

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Zombies gather at a previous Shreveport Zombie Walk. The 5th Annual Shreveport Zombie Walk kicks off Oct. 27.

At past events, I’ve met visitors from New Orleans, Austin, Dallas and Houston who’ve come to be a part of the Walk.

Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

Since 2008, the Shreveport Zombie Walk has been on a mission to raise two things: awareness of the hunger issues in our area and non-perishable food for the Food Bank of NWLA. This year’s Zombie Walk will be held 2 to 6 p.m., Oct. 27 on Festival Plaza’s west end in downtown Shreveport. The Walk gives attendees a fun, unique experience involving the spirit of community involvement and the pop culture phenomenon known as the “walking dead” - aka zombies. This family-friendly event charges no admission, and only asks that attendees come dressed in their finest zombie garb, bearing donations of non-perishable food items.

Chris Jay, Public Relations and Social Media Manager with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourism Bureau had this to say about the annual event, “The Shreveport Zombie Walk is a great example of an event with a regional draw that appeals to a diehard fan base. At past events, I’ve met visitors from New Orleans, Austin, Dallas and Houston who’ve come to be a part of the Walk. It’s the kind of thing that I could absolutely see growing into a larger event with a significant economic impact.”

The Shreveport Zombie Walk started in 2008 at Mall St. Vincent, and has significantly grown since. The first event saw 100 attendees and approximately 250 pounds of non-perishable food raised for the food bank. In 2011, the Walk was moved to McNeill Street in downtown Shreveport, and more than 600 attendees came together to raise approximately 1,400 pounds of food. This year’s Walk promises to be the biggest and best yet. Attendees can expect to enjoy hours of live entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, as well as an area dedicated to making sure little zombies have a great time. Door prizes and costume prizes will be awarded. Beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m., all zombies, led by the Twin City Knockers Women’s Roller Derby Team, will merge as one large horde of the undead, ready to shamble, moan and groan their way around all of Festival Plaza.

The entertainment line-up includes: a live performance from Shreveport’s very own band The Moulin Dead, featuring a dance performance from Bon Temps Burlesque; spooky-themed mixes of music by DJ Charlie Whiskey and skits from popular zombie films performed by the Caddo Magnet High Drama Club. Guest speakers will include noted horror authors Joe McKinney and Rhiannon Frater. Both will also be available to autograph and sell copies of their books for fans.

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If you would like more information about the Shreveport Zombie Walk 2012, please contact
Michelle Suhar-McCrary at 318-208-8635 or email at zombiequeen(at)shreveportzombiewalk(dot)com.


Contact

  • Donecia Pea
    Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
    (318) 222-9391
    Email

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