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Little Victories Animal Shelter to host Zombie Walk Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6

Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The zombies are coming back this weekend.

Little Victories Animal Shelter is hosting its 2nd annual Zombie Walk Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington.

The festivities begin at 1 p.m. after the Marshall Homecoming Parade, but the walk starts at 8 p.m. Entry fee is $15, which includes T-shirt, or $10 without T-shirt.

There will be activities for all ages at the festival, including a brain-eating contest, pumpkin decorating contest, zombie corn hole games, a custom caricature artist, a fortune-teller, zombie coloring competition, zombie photo opportunities, face painting, a DJ and more.

There will be concessions, including barbecue, cotton candy, popcorn, scary desserts, pizza, pepperoni rolls and soft drinks.

Attendees are encouraged to come as they are or to wear their favorite zombie costume. Pets are welcome, too. Prizes will be awarded for the cutest and scariest child's costume, cutest and scariest pet costume, cutest and scariest adult's costume, as well as the best owner and dog couple costume.

A king and queen of the zombie walk also will be crowned.

There will be makeup stations and a limited selection of clothing for those who need costume help. Magic Makers in Huntington is offering 10 percent off all special effect makeup purchases if you mention you're joining the zombie walk.

There will be several raffles, including one to win a one-of-a-kind makeup special effect created by Robert (RJ) Haddy, who was a finalist on SyFy channel's "Faceoff" competition and is a teacher at Capital High School.

All proceeds from the event support Little Victories Animal Rescue. Little Victories is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue shelter in Ona that provides medical care, spaying and neutering.