On Oct. 13, Hespeler held its first annual ZombieWalk, and to say it was a success would be understating the response of the close to 200 zombies and zombie hunters who attended the event.
This year’s event planned by the local merchants of Hespeler including Alison Saunders, Jodi Cross, Kerri Mercer and our very own Scot Ferguson was held to help raise awareness for the Kidney Foundation and organ donation and a chance to have some fun and interact with the local businesses in Hespeler.
The event drew people of all ages and the detail and creativeness of some of the costumes was fantastic. The walk was kicked off with a great rendition of “Thriller” put on by Michelle Hopkins and Tippy Toes Dance School, who then led the zombies on their walk through the streets of Hespeler and then back to the Masonic Hall where four local bands put on a concert for all the zombies who still wanted more fun.
With a previous attempt in Cambridge drawing only 13 people, organizers were a little worried about what kind of response they might get, but the people came out in full support even though the weather was less than ideal, and judging by the honking horns and thumbs up from drivers fun was had by all.
Needless to say, plans are already underway for the second annual ZombieWalk. See you ghouls all next year!