posted on October 20, 2011 12:11
October 15th marked the fourth annual Downtown Benson Zombie Walk. According to Omaha Walk Founder, Steve Jacobs, this year was the most successful year with a turnout of 1,876 zombies, over 1,000 spectators, and 80 Zombie Resistance Militia. Not only was this a record for numbers, it also set records for the amount of money raised for the Siena Francis House Charity. The walk raised over $3,200, all benefiting the shelter.
Though some did not participate in the walk, they still went out to support the cause and had a few laughs.
“It was really fun! My favorite part of the walk was seeing Mr. McLaughlin,” said sophomore Zach Miller.
This year was a first time attending for a lot of Zombie Walkers.
“The Zombie Walk was great fun. I'd never participated before, but based on the comments I heard from spectators and other zombies, I think I've got a future in it. I made a hacking wheeze every time I took a breath, rolled my head around my shoulders, drooled, and dragged my right leg around. I even bumped into signs and dragged my body along walls and bushes when they were in my path,” said first time Zombie Walker and Benson High School teacher Aaron McLaughlin.
Walk founder Steve Jacobs thinks there will be an even better turn out next year and is excited on what’s to come.