The zombies will walk again

Cranbrook's second annual Zombie Walk fundraiser set for Oct. 5.

The Zombie Apocalypse is returning to Cranbrook Oct. 5

The Zombie Apocalypse is returning to Cranbrook Oct. 5

The zombies will walk again in Cranbrook next month. Last year the walk brought out 150 or so of the area’s undead population and this year Zombie Walk 2013 organizer Chad Engelhardt is hoping to bring to life even more.

The zombies all meet up to become a horde on 8th Avenue on October 5 and make their way downtown across baker street.

“Everyone dresses up and we have a whole bunch of zombies walking down Baker Street,” Engelhardt said.

Instead of craving brains, these zombies are bringing items for the Cranbrook Food Bank.

“We’re going to collect food items as entry,” explained Engelhardt. “When you bring a food items you’re going to get raffle tickets for the prize draw.”

Engelhardt said he decided to start the Zombie Walk when he noticed most towns have the events, but Cranbrook wasn’t one of them. It was also a good opportunity to gather donations for the food bank.

“So I planned one and we had it last year,” he said. “It went pretty well. The weather was fairly nice and we had about150 people come. We raised $1,500 (in donations) for the food bank. It was pretty good last year, I’m hoping this year is going to be better.”

M&M Meats will be on hand serving food and there will be music. There will also be pageant style awards for best dressed zombies.

He said this year is coming together and with less than a month to go, time is of the essence.

The organizing committee is still looking for businesses who want to donate time, services or products for pageant prizes.

For more information search 2013 Zombie walk Cranbrook B.C. on Facebook.