OAKHURST – Be on the lookout for the undead soon, as local thrift shop Cause-4-Paws has set the date for their 7th annual Zombie Walk. It’s on Saturday, Oct. 22, starting at 5:30 p.m. Organizers say about 100 members of the community, including kids and adults, will join together and dress up as “The Walking Dead,” slowly leaving the thrift shop at 5:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the event go towards free spay and neuter for local cats.
“We’re going to put all the money on the books at Hoof ‘n Paw,” says shop owner Vickie Deane, “so when someone wants to spay or neuter we authorize it and then Hoof ‘n Paw does it.”
The group of law-abiding Zombies will shuffle uptown to Vons Shopping Center, then amble across to Raley’s Shopping Center before limping back to Cause-4-Paws. They plan to chant, moan and generally scare passersby and shoppers they encounter on the yearly migration.
On return to the thrift shop, all of the walkers are treated to the Undead After Party, with entertainment including a DJ, plus food and drinks. For kids, there will be games and prizes. For those who are determined to be the best zombies they can be, there’s a $50 cash prize for the best zombie costume, and multiple raffles throughout the evening for awesome gifts the organizers spend all year collecting.
The requested donation is $5 for every participant and chaperone for the walk and entrance to the party.
A-Cause-4-Paws is locally known as a cat rescue and they have found homes for more than 500 abandoned cats and kittens. They also donate a $500 scholarship each year called the “Future Veterinarian Award,” to the Yosemite School District high school scholarship fund. The thrift shop is locally known as a cat rescue, having found homes for more than 500 abandoned cats and kittens.
If you have any questions, please call Vickie Deane at Cause-4-Paws (559) 760-7017. The shop is located at 40455 CA-41 in Oakhurst.