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Rise up and join the Night of the Walking Dead

9 October, 2019

Ghouls and boys will have their chance to horrify Gunnedah in the annual Night of the Walking Dead on Saturday, October 26.

It’s a no-brainer to join this Halloween Zombie Walk for the whole family and do good instead of evil.

Gunnedah Shire Council’s Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said the Night of the Walking Dead was a joint initiative of Gunnedah Shire Council and Can Assist with funds going to Gunnedah’s Pink Up initiative.

“This spooky walk down Conadilly Street is becoming a tradition in Gunnedah,” Ms Mackley said.

“It’s really a chance for people of all ages to indulge their dark sides, dress up as something ghoulish and join the fun.

“Zombies and other creepy characters will pay a gold coin donation, and all proceeds will go to Pink-Up Gunnedah and Can Assist.”

Night of the Walking Dead participants will meet at the post office at 6.15pm on Saturday, October 26. The march will start at 6.30pm and end at the Gunnedah Town Hall with a Zombie Dance-off Disco.

Rules for the Night of the Walking Dead are:

  • Treat everybody with respect.
  • Ensure everybody’s safety – if you think it is unsafe, don’t do it.
  • Listen and follow instructions.
  • No touching! No one wants fake blood or make-up on cars or storefronts.
  • Make sure you give all zombies and spectators plenty of space.
  • No guns of any kind – Nerf, water pistol or replica rifles – none of them can come along.
  • No realistic weapons.

Photo caption: Zombies prepare for one of Gunnedah’s Nights of the Walking Dead.

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Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.