More than 100 Mountain Area adults and children will transform into Zombies Oct. 17, for the 6th Annual Zombie Walk to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA animal shelter being planned for Ahwahnee.
Sponsored by A-Cause-4-Paws thrift shop, the event will take place 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The “Walking Dead” participants will meet at A-Cause-4-Paws (40455 Highway 41), for the walk down Highway 41 to Vons and Raley’s shopping centers, collecting donations along the way.
During prior walks, the zombies have collected a total of $5,000 for the animal shelter.
The group will return to A-Cause-4-Paws for the undead after party, with food, drinks, DJ, raffles, children’s games with prizes, and a best zombie contest with cash prizes.
For children, there will be a scary Haunted Walk which includes zombie clowns and zombie pirates.
The thrift shop, owned by Vickie Deane, is known as a cat rescue that has found homes for more than 500 abandoned cats and kittens. The shop also donates a $500 scholarship each year to a Yosemite or Minarets high school graduate called the “Future Veterinarian Award.”
The requested donation is $5 for every participant and chaperone in the Zombie Walk, that includes the walk and party.
This year, several sponsors have pledged 20% of their sales on Halloween (Oct. 31) to benefit the cause. These sponsors will also have coupons and special promotional items for the zombies. Sponsors include Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Jack-in-the-Box, DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant, Raley’s Supermarket, EMADCO, All Automotive, and Vic and Ruth Bladel.
Details: Vickie Deane, A-Cause-4-Paws, (559)760-7017.