Zom­bies spread ter­ror, help Amherst Food Bank

The Amherst News - - CUMBERLAND COUNTY -

Dayle’s Grand Mar­ket was ground zero for the Zom­bie apoca­lypse in Amherst.

The Zom­bies fanned out on Oct. 26 to in­fect busi­nesses through­out the down­town core, un­til, fi­nally, they were brought un­der con­trol by ci­ti­zens who re­fused to go down with­out a fight.

When calm was re­stored, the Zom­bies and the good ci­ti­zens of Amherst joined to­gether in har­mony to cel­e­brate the fact they raised $765, along with non­per­ish­able items, for the Amherst Food Bank.

Down­town busi­nesses par­tic­i­pated in the Zom­bie Spirit Walk of­fer­ing spe­cials such as witches brew, adult spirit drinks, taste testers and snacks, which were served with live mu­sic, palm read­ings and magic tricks.

“A spe­cial Zom­bie thanks goes out to the Cormier fam­ily of Dayle’s for host­ing us and let­ting us base our food drive out of their lo­ca­tion,” said Zom­bie apoca­lypse leader Daren White. “To all of the busi­nesses who do­nated food, and to the nu­mer­ous ve­hi­cles and spec­ta­tors who stopped us to do­nate food or money, thank you.”

White also thanked the Zom­bies “who took of their time to ap­ply makeup, de­stroy cloth­ing, and drag that leg around town in the name of help­ing the lo­cal food bank.”

DAVE MATHIESON – AMHERST NEWS

These black-clad, cross-bear­ing by­standers seemed im­mune to Zom­bie ter­ror. They just laughed at them.

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