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NEW LOCATION! The Shreveport Zombie Walk 2011 will be in the 300 block of McNeil Street between Texas & Milam in Downtown Shreveport. This is the last day of the Red River Revel, so we should have lots of exposure to crowds. There will be information coming up about the Robinson Film Center showing a zombie-themed film afterwards, and we are definitely having an After Party at MoJo's downtown!
This year, we will have "Zombie Crowd Control!" The Shreveport-Bossier Twin City Knockers Women's Roller Derby Team has graciously agreed to skate along the outside of the zombie hoard and make sure our zombies stay inline and do not bite or harass any innocent bystanders.
Please read the following FAQ:
What is World Zombie Day™?
World Zombie Day™ is the day that all ghouls from Kentucky to Kokomo, from Atlanta to Afghanistan, from Washington to Wales, and from Pittsburgh to Puerto Rico can celebrate together in a gore-covered bliss! Every major and minor city of the world that has ever hosted a zombie walk can band together and give one solid groan heard WORLDWIDE for the zombie cause! Rise up undead brothers and sisters! Now is our time to groan and shamble for world hunger!
When and where is the Shreveport Zombie Walk?
The 4th Annual Shreveport Zombie Walk is on World Zombie Day, which is Saturday, October 8, 2011. It will be at from 4 - 6 PM, in Downtown Shreveport. The location is McNeil Street, between Texas and Milam, right next to the Courthouse. The 300 block of McNeil Street will be closed off for this event. We will have live music by The Moulin Dudes, vendors, door prizes, costume prizes, etc...so come for a fun time and help the community!
Why a "zombie walk?"
There are lots of ways to help our community - making them fun and creative brings in more people, which brings in more donations! At the Shreveport Zombie Walk, the only thing we ask attendees to bring is non-perishable food to donate to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. In 2010, we raised almost 800 lbs. of food! Anyone who brings food to donate will receive tickets for door prize drawings at the walk.
What do people do at the zombie walk?
People of all ages attend the zombie walk! Dress up in your most creative, scary, funny, etc...zombie costume for a chance to win a costume prize! When the event begins at 4 o'clock, zombies can sign in, food donations are accepted, the zombie crowd is entertained and judges walk the crowd to check out everyone's zombie costumes. Door prizes are given out throughout the event (must be present to win.) At about 5:45 PM, all zombies in attendance will gather together as one large crowd and shamble, moan and groan to raise awareness of of hunger issues in our community.
Are there rules/guidelines?
We must respect the property, we must abide by the "no touching" rule - meaning that if someone is not participating, leave them alone, we are not a haunted house, and don't" jump-scare" children! One rule that every participant of the Shreveport Zombie Walk MUST abide by is NO FAKE BLOOD can be smeared on or used to destruct property. Please be mindful of the application of your fake blood - it is a safety hazard if it drips onto surfaces. Also, when we are walking as a crowd, DO NOT RUN - we are "Romero-style" zombies, not "2004 Dawn of the Dead" zombies! If you cannot abide by these rules, you may be asked to leave by crowd control. (Do you really want a zombiefied Twin City Knocker derby girl to make you leave?)
Please remember that we are doing the walk to have fun and raise food for the hungry!