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Guess I’ll be a zombie soon

I’ve never been a zombie.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t know much about them.

But, I guess I’ll be transformed into one soon.

I was asked the other day if I wanted to be a green zombie or a gray one.

I didn’t know they came in different colors.

Everyone else in my party is going to be gray, so I guess I will too. Might as well fit in with the crowd. After all, I don’t know if green and gray zombies associate in real life.

As you might guess, I’m turning into a zombie for Halloween.

Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce and Draper Mercantile is sponsoring “Feeding Frenzie – A Zombie Walk for Hunger” on the New River Trail at Draper Saturday (Oct. 29) and a bunch of us from the office are going.

You’d have thought I told my co-workers they’d won the lottery when I announced the upcoming zombie event. There was more excitement than payday – well, almost.

You could see the wheels turning in their heads as all the zombie fans in the office started formulating costumes in their minds. They immediately planned a trip to Goodwill to pick out their zombie attire.

One co-worker plans to dress as a zombie doctor. I just hope no emergencies occur and she gets called upon to save a life.

Actually, since everyone will be zombies I guess there won’t be any lives to save anyway.

Her friend is going to be an old woman straight out of the casket. Hopefully she won’t have the casket with her.

Another co-worker is going to be a zombie in pajamas (hope it’s not too cold that night).

Her rather tall husband is going to be a zombie lumberjack. If he has a saw, I just might send him to my house for some real lumberjack work before he goes home.

I wasn’t sure what type of zombie I wanted to be until I was writing this column. I suddenly got a vision of a zombie reporter – early 20th Century style – in my mind.

Guess I better get to Goodwill this weekend to find a fedora. Maybe I can find an old-style camera with bellows too.

I won’t hold my breath though; don’t want to become a real zombie.

The zombie walk starts at 5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at Draper Mercantile, 3054 Greenbriar Road, in Draper.

Wear your favorite zombie attire and bring non-perishable food items to donate. After all, it’s intended to collect food for the area’s less fortunate.

Following the walk, there will be ghost stories, music, and food.