Are you willing to transform yourself as the walking dead, ghost or scary monster in support of those affected by the recent fires in Brockton, Coaldale and Tamaqua?
Members of the Tamaqua Volunteers community initiative group are organizing their first annual Walking Scared For Charity event this Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in each community affected recently by house fires.
The event encourages anyone to come dressed as the walking dead, zombies, ghosts, monsters, characters or anything scary. Don't have a costume or face make-up? No problem. Volunteers will paint your face prior to the walk, at no charge. All they ask is that you wear old, torn, worn or really ugly clothes.
The event will consist of three separate walks (Brockton, Coaldale, Tamaqua); each starting at a later time to allow all walkers to drive to the next walk. While in each town, walkers will travel together on main sidewalks portraying the walking dead or their own characters while carrying small donation buckets to collect monetary donations from cheering spectators.
Participants are asked to stay in character during the walk, as to draw in more donations from "frightened" spectators. No pre-registration is required and anyone can participate in any or all of the walks.
Staging and zombie face painting start at the Tamaqua YMCA, located at the Jamesway Plaza, at noon.
Noon: Meet at Tamaqua YMCA. If needed, they will paint your face like a zombie.
12:45 p.m.: Carpool/leave Tamaqua YMCA for Brockton.
1:15 p.m.: Walk starts in Brockton. (Start/finish at intersection of Valley and Emerick streets).
2 p.m.: Carpool/leave for Coaldale.
2:30 p.m.: Walk starts in Coaldale. (Start/finish at Coaldale Fire Company).
3:30 p.m.: Carpool/leave for Tamaqua.
4 p.m.: Walk starts in Tamaqua. (Start/finish at Tamaqua YMCA).
5 p.m.: Event ends at YMCA with free pizza and refreshments.
No pre-registration is needed. Participants are asked to show up at the Tamaqua YMCA or starting areas in each town.
Although there is a suggested registration fee, volunteers stress that it isn't required and only ask walkers to donate what or if they can.
Quick individual and group photos will be taken prior to each walk. Photos will be posted for free online.
The Tamaqua YMCA will help with bus transportation on a first come, first serve basis. In case of rain, the event will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 at the same times.
For more information, visit the event of Facebook or contact organizers Andrew Leibenguth or Beth Kester on Facebook or by calling 570-668-1234.