The undead invade E'town

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By Sarah Bennett

Zombies bearing bloody head wounds and tattered clothes crept Saturday through the streets of downtown Elizabethtown.


Sugar Fashion Cakes hosted its second Zombie Fest from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, which coincided with the Heritage Council’s Second Saturday. Proceeds from the event go to the Heritage Council.

Participants young and old showed up to the event sporting fake injuries and limps as well as grey, black, green or red makeup.

In addition to a parade of zombies at 5:30 p.m. along Dixie Avenue, the event also boasted musical performances, vendors, games, costume contests and a pumpkin drop.

Wearing a pink dress and flip-flops, 5-year-old Amaya Robinson joined in the activities with dark grey makeup covering her face. Amaya came to the event with her great-uncle, Lee Hollowell.

Hollowell said he learned of the event through the Heritage Council’s newsletter and decided to bring his niece, who is a fan of zombies, vampires and monsters.

“She’s a walking dead nut,” said Hollowell, who helped make Amaya’s costume.

Alleaha Cline, 14, Brittney Asher, 13, and Brooke Asher, 13, said they decided to attend Saturday’s festivities at the last minute with friends and threw their costumes together in about 10 or 15 minutes. The girls sported tattered white clothes bearing splotches of fake blood and lines of red crept down their faces.

“We’re all into zombie things,” said Cline, who also admitted the possibility of a zombie attack is one of her “worst fears.”

Kristen Richardson and her family attended Zombie Fest for the second time.

“We came last year and had a lot of fun,” she said.

Richardson said her daughter, Blaire Evans, 6, enjoys the costumes. The mother and daughter both sported grey and red make up on their faces.

“She liked the idea of everybody dressing up like zombies,” Richardson said.

Asked why she likes zombies, the 6-year-old said, “They’re creepy.”

Sarah Bennett can be reached at 270-505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.