Jul 8 2011 by Lorraine Waddell, Lennox Herald (main ed)
ZOMBIE-LOVING youngster Eamon Berens and his mum Sarah will be getting dodgy looks from the neighbours in Renton this month.
The pair, along with Sarah’s pal Elaine McMonagle, intend on looking frightfully bad to take part in a ‘zombie walk’ around Glasgow on July 24.
Mum-of-two Sarah, who stays in McFarlane Place, said: “There’s already been a couple of zombie walks in Glasgow, but there was none planned for this year so I thought I would organise one.
“It’s all in the name of fun.
“Everyone’s got to turn up and act like zombies really.”
Sarah, who is a self-confessed zombie movie fan, is looking forward to the walk and hopes it will become an annual event.
She said: “There’s over 100 people signed up so far through our Facebook page.
“I am hoping it goes well and we can do it every year.”
And they are calling on people to get dressed up in their best undead outfit and make-up to trample around the streets with other zombies.
Elaine, from Levenvale, said: “It’s a free event for all ages and it’s a good opportunity to dress up, have a laugh and pretend the zombie apocalypse is on its way.”
Zombie-themed events have attracted up to 10,000 participants and have been taking place over the last decade with the phenomenon becoming more popular in the last few years. They began in America but are now popular across the globe.
Elaine and Sarah heard about the craze and got involved through their love of all things zombie. They decided to take on the mantle of hosting the spectacular event in Glasgow.
The walk, which will start in Glasgow’s George Square at 2pm on Sunday, July 24, is open to everyone as long as they get into the zombie spirit.
Sarah added: “Eamon dressed up as a zombie last Halloween, but a couple of kids at school were scared so he had to go and wash off the make-up.
“Kids are welcome, but only if they are alright with that kind of thing.
“There are no tickets or anything like that, whoever wants to turn up can join in.”
For more information on the Glasgow event organised by Sarah and Elaine, log onto www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174992279193523&ref=ts