Zombie Crossing: Drive with caution

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Zombie Walk 2013 will be making it's way across downtown Cranbrook.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Zombie Walk 2013 will be making it’s way across downtown Cranbrook. Organizer Chad Engelhardt is hoping to see Cranbrook’s zombie population come back to life for the event, which is also a fundraiser for the Cranbrook Food Bank.

There’s no registration, just bring a food item or donation for the food bank and your best zombie guise. Last year the event raised $1,500 worth of food donations.

The zombies will then make their way from 8th Avenue, down Baker Street, past the skatepark and over to Baker Park, where there will be music, refreshments and a zombie pageant.

“We’re going to have a best costume contest and a raffle in the park,” said Engelhardt. “We have a DJ coming for music and M&M Meats will be there.”

Last year there were about 150 people dressed up as zombies and walking down the streets, so this year Engelhardt is hoping to see as many or even more people.

There will also be a photo booth set up so that you can capture the occasion.

“The weather’s changing, it’s going to be nice, so that helps,” he said, noting that the weather forecast is calling for sunshine and 14 degree weather.

The walk is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m., but Engelhardt suggests that people come down between 12:30 and 1 p.m. to register and get your raffle ticket. The meeting place is the parking lot behind Koko Beach on 8th Avenue.