|Zombies invade Delphos|
|Monday, October 15, 2012 2:04 PM|
A group of nearly 45 zombies invade Delphos Sunday afternoon for a little lurching, grunting and, of course, brains.
Zombies Danni Lynn Van Dyke, 4, Adrianna Van Dyke, 5, and Josh Watson place canned goods in donation box.
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
DELPHOS — If you were driving down Main Street late Sunday afternoon, you might have thought the town was under attack or a new “Thriller” video was in production. This was not the case. Instead, zombies of all ages converged on the Delphos Memorial Park and brought donations of canned goods to participate in the city’s first-ever zombie walk.
The contributions collected for the event will be donated to local food banks. The event was organized by Mike Betz of MyTown and Sonya Osting, an event planner who works with county and volunteer services.
“Zombie walks are popular in many larger cities,” Osting explained, “and it is an interesting way to raise community awareness and gain support for good causes. We are looking forward to making each annual event bigger and better each and every year.”
After gathering at the park, the volunteer planners sold 50/50 raffle tickets and organized the zombies for group photos. The mass of un-dead then lurched, crawled and staggered down to Brentily’s Pub south on Main Street where the festivities continued. The 50/50 drawing took place and winners of the best-dressed, scariest, grossest, funniest and most original won prizes donated by Delphos area businesses.
The event was highly successful, drawing 75 people with 43 of them in costume.
“MyTown, LLC, is a community-based outreach program working toward encouraging citizens of Delphos to engage in the community events,” Betz explained. “We are highly interested in holding events for many community causes and want to promote a positive image and proactive community action.”
For more information, visit mytowndelphosohio.com.