Zombie fans from all over the Greater Chattanooga and abroad will dress in their most ghoulish attire on Saturday, Oct. 5 and gather in a horde of goodwill and fun in downtown Chattanooga. The event is the Chattanooga Zombie Walk, produced by Red Towers Entertainment LLC, benefiting the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The Chattanooga community and all its rabid zombie fans are invited to participate in the downtown walk and bring donations of canned food to help fight hunger in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.
The walk will rise at 4 p.m. at the Southside of Walnut Street Bridge and will creep through North Chattanooga, ending at Big River Grille. The walk is open to the public and participants are encouraged to sign up to be an official Registered Zombie online at redtowersentertainment.com. Registration is just $11 for the Early Riser discount before Sept. 13, $13 from Sept. 13 to Oct. 4, and $25 the day of the event. 100% of the registration proceeds will support the work of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and entitle the participant to discounts with local vendors and sponsors. Food collection barrels and volunteers will be set up along the walk route to accept donations. Participants who would like to receive a zombie makeover, including make-up and hair styling, can arrive by 1:00 p.m. and make a donation to be Zombified by the Chattanooga Zombie Squad.
There will also be opportunities for local businesses to place a food collection barrel in their establishment during the month of September to support Hunger Action Month. In an effort to “Feed the Humans”, the slogan for this year’s Zombie Walk, we encourage all businesses to contact the Chattanooga Area Food Bank at 423 622-1800 directly with a request. The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be glad to make the arrangements to have a barrel delivered and picked up.
Red Towers Entertainment is a Chattanooga based event planning company. It is set to start production on upcoming events for the Chattanooga area this fall, with the 2013 Chattanooga Zombie Walk the first event held by the company. “We started this venture because we want to share our passion and vision with the people of this city of Chattanooga,” said Jay Hudson, CEO of Red Towers Entertainment. “We are very passionate for what the Chattanooga Area Food Bank does for the surrounding counties and we chose this charity because we want to give back to the people and families of Chattanooga.”
“This event is definitely a unique way for us at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to engage the community. We’re grateful to Red Towers Entertainment for choosing our organization as the beneficiary,” said Linda McReynolds, vice president of Development at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. “There are nearly 160,000 people in our 20-county region who struggle with hunger. This is a solvable problem. Every donation counts and we hope to collect at least 1,000 pounds of food on this one day alone.”
Special thanks to the sponsors that made this event possible: The Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Cornerstone Community Bank, Big River Grille, Costco, Deja Du & Cloverleaf Barber Shop, Gorillustrations, Scenic City Photography, ImageWorks, Coke, Sun Tan City, and Con Nooga.
For additional information, visit www.redtowersentertainment.com.