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Zombie faithful bring out their undead

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The County’s undead shambled through downtown Picton Monday night in a fifth annual celebration of zombies. Participants met at the Picton Town Hall for a dinner with the Food Not Bombs group then shared makeup and outfit ideas.

Erin Johnston picked up the bones of the Zombie Walk event originally started in the community by Christine Renaud when she was at the Picton Library.

“It’s become a fun family event for my children and a tradition of fall events in October along with the Scarecrow Festival, Thanksgiving and Halloween,” said Johnston. “It isn’t a coincidence that zombies have become a component to pop culture when things like technology, science, economics, population surge and politics are making our humanity feel so precarious.”

“Amongst the moans of the undead laughter, smiles and a fun feeling are felt throughout the crowd of walkers. It gives us all a chance to unplug, be silly and get messy,” she adds.

Renaud hopes to work with the group again  next year, inviting the public to learn the dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller,  and performing it together downtown.

COMING UP FOR HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS!  At the Picton branch this Friday (PA Day for school kids) get your photograph taken in your Halloween costume in front of the green screen and trick or treat at the Picton Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Creepy Crawly Tales at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Bring the children to The HUB Child and Family Centre, 10 McFarland Court, Picton on Satuday, Oct. 29 from carving, painting and goopy play between 10 a.m. and noon.

The village of Consecon will also be hosting Halloween fun all day Saturday.

On Halloween night, make sure you make your way to Hicks Funeral Home on Centre Street to witness the elaborate scary spectacle! Later, the Regent Theatre will present The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie beginning at 10 p.m.

Sorsha with Erin Johnston

Sorsha with Erin Johnston

Zombie grrls snacking include Ashlee, Cia and Abby.

Zombies “snacking” include Ashlee, Cia and Abby.

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Raymond ready to rock the shuffle and shamble

 

2016's Zombie Walkers fill the old Town Hall stairway on their way outside to shamble downtown Picton.

2016’s Zombie Walkers fill the old Town Hall stairway on their way outside to shamble downtown Picton.

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