Friday, September 16, 2011

Zombies Plan Invasion of Iowa City Tomorrow Evening

It's been several months, but it looks like the undead will be lumbering through Iowa City tomorrow evening.  That's the unfortunate news.  The fortunate news is that they are actually advertising their efforts to swarm downtown Iowa City.  That gives the people of Iowa City plenty of time to reinforce our doors and board up our windows!:
They're gory. They're flesh-eating. They're undead. And they're invading Iowa City.

The sixth annual Iowa City Zombie March takes over the town at 5 p.m. Saturday, starting in Happy Hollow Park. A group of about 250 zombies is expected to participate in all their gory glory to raise funds for Iowa City Hospice Care and The Red Shamrock Foundation, which supports post-cancer patients.

Organizer and head zombie Shawn Beatty, originally from Marion, brought the idea of the march of the undead to life after missing out on a similar event in Madison, Wis. "I was mad (I missed it)," Beatty said. "So I thought, 'I'll do my own with a lot of friends in Iowa City.' I figured at least 10 people would show up, and at the time I was a teacher in Wisconsin, so I thought if it went horribly wrong, it wouldn't get back to me." About 40 zombies showed up for the first gathering, Beatty said...

Beatty said zombies come in all shapes, sizes and ages, from an 18-month-old pirate zombie to a couple in their 70s who wear matching costumes every year. "We've had zombie babies in strollers, zombie parents, the whole range," he said...

"Everybody comes together in good spirits, dragging their feet and looking for brains..."
Surely, I can't be the only person in town offended because the walking dead are raising money to support hospice care and cancer recovery.  If the zombies really want to help cancer survivors and promote hospice treatment, they need to stop eating people and expanding their undead swarms!

Check out this website for more information about tomorrow's Zombie March.  This information can help protect you and your loved ones.

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