Local zombie invasion

WALK: The Whyalla Zombie Walk has been popular with the local community over the years.
WALK: The Whyalla Zombie Walk has been popular with the local community over the years.

The Whyalla Zombie Walk has become a popular local event over the years, and 2017 is set to be no different.

This Saturday will mark the latest installment of the Zombie Walk, which raises important funds for local causes.

Organiser Karen Harrison spoke about her fond memories of the first Whyalla Zombie Walk in 2013.

“I saw the Adelaide Zombie Walk and thought it would be good to get something similar organised in Whyalla, and that’s what we ended up doing,” she said.

“At the first Zombie Walk we had 180 people dress up as zombies which was fantastic, and we raised money for the Whyalla Pink Spirits.

“The event has been very popular over the years. The quality of some of the zombie costumes put together have been absolutely brilliant.”

This year the walk will raise funds for individuals, with the families of Noah Hallam and Riley Nixon to receive the proceeds from the event.

“We reached out into the community to see who needed a helping hand, and those two little boys came to mind,” Ms Harrison said.

“Their parents are overwhelmed that we’ve picked them to receive the funds.”

The theme for the 2017 walk will be Zombies vs Retro Glow, with all who enter given a goody bag including glow paint and other delights as part of entry.

To register, head down to Kazza’s Helium at the One Stop Shopping Centre or register on the day at the Middleback Arts Centre from 4pm. Places are strictly limited so make sure you don’t miss out.

The walk will leave from the Middleback Arts Centre at 7pm and conclude at the Westlands Hotel, where a glow in the dark disco extravaganza will be held.

The disco will include food and drink available for purchase, a dance off and prizes including best dressed zombie.

Entry for the walk will cost $10 for those under 18, and $15 for those over 18.]

The Whyalla Zombie Walk is being sponsored by Telstra Whyalla, the Whyalla City Council, Middleback Arts Centre, Eddie Hughes, the Westlands Hotel, McLeods, Whyalla Automotive and many more.