Oktoberfest in Sullivan
by: Matt Miller/Staff Writer
This year’s annual Night of the Living Zombies March in Sullivan, Ill. will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 as part of Sullivan’s Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest begins at noon and will conclude around 10:30 p.m. The Zombie March begins at 7 p.m. with “zombification” occurring one hour prior to the march.
The zombification (face painting and costuming) will be sponsored by “The Misfit Toys,” who also operate in Shotgun Manor. Zombification is always free of charge and once you are finished being turned into a macabre hero, you will roam around with others, avoiding the Zombie Hunters, which you are also allowed to come as. Once everyone is ready, the march on downtown Sullivan begins. All zombies are encouraged to march through town, around the square and up to Shotgun Manor.
The AMBUCS (American Business Clubs) charity organization will be co-hosting the event and offering prizes and inflatables. All funds raised at the events will be donated to AMBUCS and be used for local disabled persons, senior centers and scholarships.
Do not hesitate to drop in and try this out, as there are plenty of zombies and hunters and Twinkies, as well as fun things to do for the entire family. Those considering attending but not participating as a zombie may bring cameras and photograph the horrific events around. The march continues to grow in popularity each year it is held, which hopefully continue.