continued “We can’t have people touching or grabbing people on the street, the first year some zombies were banging on the windows at a restaurant downtown and that isn’t allowed,” Cummins said. “You can behave like a zombie but don’t trash the city.”
Following the march, at about 7 p.m. the zombies will gather at the Westlecom Stage in the park next to ROTA Gallery at 50 Margaret Street. Cummins said in lieu of the Zombie Prom, the Zombie Walk will lead to a showcase of local talents and entertainment for the whole family.
“Our hope is to give a lot of entertainment for families,” Cummins said. “Then we’ll give a more scary Halloween later at ROTA.”
There will be a book signing by North Country author and illustrator, David Monette for his new novel “The Zombie Axiom.” The novel will be debuted at a release party at 6:30 p.m. at the ROTA Gallery.
There will be 10 to 15 minute performances by fire dancers; JEDI Dance dance corp; Haus of Starrs will perform their fantastic drag show and Chelsea Varin will bring LED powered hula hoops and perform a light show with her former hula hoop class students. Following the outdoor performances, the show will move inside for musical performances inside the ROTA Gallery.
“We really want to showcase the local talent we have here and give everyone a great night,” Cummins said.
The Zombie walk was inspired by a similar walk out in the Rochester area.
“When we started the Zombie Walk it was with members of the Crafty Geek Brigade and we wanted to show people who say there is nothing to do in Plattsburgh how wrong they are, you just need to get out and do it,” Cummins said. “People come out for all sorts of reasons.”