Library in Hartland Planning Zombie Walk This October
Cromaine adding to Halloween events, including a paranormal investigator.
Zombies will moan, groan and stagger in the village area of Hartland this October.
Cromaine District Library is adding a zombie walk for the morning of Oct. 22 to its Halloween activities as a fundraiser for Gleaners food bank. In addition the to walk, the library will hold an event 7 p.m. Oct. 13 to teach people how to dress up like a zombie.
“We want to do something fun for holiday season," said Carol Taggart, the library's marketing manager. "And zombies are very popular right now in movies, TV and groups … It just sounded like something that would be fun to do. And our Halloween programs have been successful."
Organizers hope the walk will build on popular haunted tours last year that focused on telling Hartland's ghost stories. Those will again be held this year — the evening of Oct. 21 and in the afternoon and evening of Oct. 22. In addition, the library will bring in a paranormal investigator for an event Oct. 19.
Taggart said the idea for zombies was inspired by popular walks in Grand Rapids, which have attracted thousands in recent years. (See accompanying YouTube video).
"We’ll try it and see how it goes," Taggart said.