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Zombies Roam BG Tonight!

Posted by Jeff Kill on October 18, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Zombies to roam BG on Wednesday


Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:03 AM EDT

Updated: Oct 17, 2012 8:31 AM EDT

By Lisa Strawbridge - email


BOWLING GREEN, OH (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) - Zombies will take over downtown Bowling Green Wednesday for local causes.


The public is invited to attend the official Zombie Walk at 4 p.m. at the "zombification point" of Serenity Spa & Salon located at Main and Wooster. The walk will conclude at Grumpy Daves Pub.


Attendees can do their own makeup or have it done when they arrive for a charitable donation.


Events will go on throughout the evening until 11:30 p.m. Select businesses through the downtown area will be 'Quarantine Zones' and will offer promotions and goodies to zombies 'in character'.


At 6 p.m., teens and tweens can celebrate zombie Style with a movie and food in the Teen Space at the Wood County District Public Library. They can also earn raffle tickets for bringing non-perishable food items.


Proceeds from the event will benefit Computers for Charity, Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry, and the BG Teen Center.


Get more details from the Zombie Walk for Charity website.


Copyright 2012 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

The Dead Walk in Bowling Green!

Posted by Jeff Kill on October 15, 2012 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Written by JAN LARSON McLAUGHLIN Sentinel County Editor

Monday, 15 October 2012 11:10

Zombie walk particpants on campus at BGSU.

Downtown Bowling Green will come alive with the living dead on Wednesday for a community Zombie Walk.

The event is being organized by Bowling Green resident Jeffrey Kill — seriously, Kill is his real name.

“I’ve been a zombie fan since way back,” Kill said. After watching the original black and white movie version of “Night of the Living Dead, he was hooked.

The zombie movement died off for a while, but has since been resurrected with recent more modern zombie movies and television shows.

The zombie outbreak will begin at 4 p.m., with zombie makeup available at two downtown locations. While pale skin and darkened eyes are standard zombie features, more advanced makeup with flesh wounds and sores will be offered, Kill said.

“We’ve been perfecting the makeup now for about five weeks,” he said. “It’s really gruesome.”

Some of the more sophisticated makeup jobs, “solidify the fact you aren’t just a sick person. You are a zombie,” Kill said.

In addition to makeup, the organizers hope to have some fake severed hands and feet to accessorize the zombies.

People joining the event should come dressed their own zombie attire.

The few rules of the night include an advisory to not scare people who appear to be frightened.

“We want this to be a fun and safe event,” Kill said.

More than 30 businesses in the downtown area have signed up to participate in the Zombie Walk as “Quarantine Zones” offering discounts and promotions for the “living dead.”

“They’re not going to be taken by surprise by zombies dropping in,” Kill said of the businesses.

Zombie wanna-bes can get makeovers at Serenity Spa & Salon or Grounds For Thought. The cost of getting professionally zombified will be:

• $5 and two non-perishable food items for basic makeup

• $10 and two non-perishable food items for advanced makeup

• Free will donations will be taken at these locations

Proceeds from the event will benefit Computers for Charity, Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry, and BG Teen Center.

Once zombified, the Zombie Walkers will then embark on a free roam walk around the downtown area. Walkers will be aided by a map of the Quarantine Zones and the Zombie Patrol (volunteers who will help walkers to find activities throughout the evening).

The event is intended to be a “family friendly zombie night.”

“Everybody is welcome. We are encouraging families to come,” Kill said.

The library downtown will offer a zombie style movie for teens and tweens at 6 p.m. A “Zombie Hangout” will be held at Grumpy Dave’s from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. featuring entertainment and a photo shoot, with celebrity monster guests from The Haunted Hydro.

The official Zombie Walk will conclude at Grumpy Dave’s with the Rot or Not? Costume Contest featuring prizes offered by business sponsors from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Kill said he has been fascinated by zombies for years.

The more traditional zombies were slow moving and easy to outrun. They were easy to spot with their dazed looks and outstretched arms. It was the sheer number of the zombies that did in most humans, Kill said. “Not only are they popping out of the grave,” but everytime they bite someone a new zombie is created.

“Their basic instinct is to feed,” Kill said.

But zombies have become more advanced over the decades, especially when compared to one of the original zombie like characters, Frankenstein, according to Kill.

“I do consider myself somewhat of a ‘zombologist,’” he said.

While Kill’s fondness is for zombies, he realizes others prefer such horror characters as vampires and werewolves. Those characters will also be welcome on Wednesday.

“We’re not going to turn away any other creatures of the night,” he said.

Kill said the Zombie Walk should provide some levity during this stressful campaign season. Zombies, he said, have no political preference, “you’re either dead or you’re food.”

Anyone wanting more information on the event may go to The website is averaging 1,000 hits a day, according to Kill.

“It’s got a life of its own,” he said.


Dress for success at the Zombie Walk

Posted by Jeff Kill on September 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Prepare your costume PRIOR to arriving qt the Zombie Walk. There will not be enough time to cut and dirty your costume on site! Remeber that the makeup and fake blood may stain clothing!


1. Go to thrift shops or rummage through your parents wardrobes.


2. Cover as much of your body as possible with clothing since this will require less zombie make-up.


3. Wear dark coloured, burial clothing butwith a lighter unbdershirt that provide a contrast for blood stains.


4. If you want all out gore, please apply it to your clothing prior to the walk as we are only applying face make-up for you at the Walk.


5. Old fashioned, unflattering outfits are most effective. Or you can also be a dead celebrity! Zombies come from all walks of life so modifiying a uniform of some sort is an option.


6. Add dirt, marks, and torn holes to your costume. Use dirt, black marker, black/brown shoe polish. Cut or tear your costume with scissors, a knife, or run over your suit with a car to leave tyre tracks!! If you want bullet holes, get a really black marker and draw holes on your shirt then dribble down some blood around it.


7. Appear as though you’ve risen from the dead. Your clothes should appear soiled with dirt, grass, and blood stains. Keep in mind that whatever you use may end up on furniture or carpet so think this through carefully.


8. Wear comfortable, dark shoes that you can walk in for a few hours. Heels? Not so much.


9. Add baby powder to your clothes and hair to appear dusty.


10. You can really make people's stomach churn if you add bugs. Place them in a flesh wound, in your hair, or glue them to your clothing.


Finally, if you're going to be a zombie, you'll need to walk the talk and exhibit pure zombie behavior. Learn how to stagger like your limbs are giving out and moan like your tongue is rotting. This will surely convince others that you are amongst the living dead.

Guidelines For Zombie Walkers

Posted by Jeff Kill on September 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

This is an important set of guidlines you should try to obey to ensure that everyone remains safe, secure, and has fun during the Zombie Walk For Charity weather they are participating or just witnesses to the Zombie Apocalypse that is happening in Downtown BG on October 17th.

1. Use the "haunted house" rule in that you are not to touch anyone. Please no pushing, shoving, grabbing or biting!

2. Do not attempt to scare anyone who is not a willing participant. This especially applies to children and the elderly! If anyone is freaking out, apologies for alarming them and explain you are part of a charity fundraiser and then turn and shamble in the opposite direction. Avoid confrontations!

3. If your walk is anywhere near streets or roadways, stay on the sidewalk unless crossing the street and please obey all traffic signals. When crossing, it's OK to "break character" and cross quickly. Think fast "New Dawn of the Dead" zombies verses the slower "Old Dawn of the Dead" zombies when crossing the street. Blocking traffic is a crime and anyone doing so could be arrested.

4. Avoid congregating in large numbers in a way that obstructs pedestrian traffic or blocks the entrance to businesses. You Can obtain a list of Zombie Friendly Businesses (Quarantine Zones) at our entry points or from our Zombie Patrol Agents who will be stationed at locations through Downtown BG. Please patronize those locations and realize other businesses may not be welcome to zombies disrupting their normal patrons. Be respectful!

5. Absolutely no drugs.

6. Absolutely no alcohol unless it is permitted (some bars may have extension of premises permits, etc.)

7. No littering, destruction of property, or any other illegal activity. This includes smearing fake blood, banging on windows, etc. Pretend the location of the walk is your own neighborhood and show the utmost respect. This event is something that could become a tradition, so we don't want to ruin it. Remember, the media will be watching (along with the police) and this event could get world wide news coverage. Let's put on a good show.

8. Keep in mind you might be asked for a picture ID at bars and your zombie face might not match your picture ID. If you are refused entry, please understand the doorman is only doing his job. Please do not attempt to push your way into any business if you are not welcome.

9. No children under 18 unless accompanied by an adult. This is not trick or treat and minor children are not the responisibility of the ZWC. Though we are not required by law to check IDs we would appreciate if parents would take charge of their own kids. There will be activities at Wood County Public Library that younger children can participate in so take advantage of them!

10. Have a lot of fun! This is Bowling Greens first official Zombie Walk and if we all cooperate and follow the rules this will be a great time for everyone including the Busiinesses who are graciously sponsoring the ZWC! If successful then next years Zombie Walk will be an all day event and we may even block of a back road or two and expand our Quarantine Zones to more businesses throughout the city!


Posted by Jeff Kill on September 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to the expected turnout for the Zombie Walk we have changed the schedule as follows:


1. We are starting the Makeup at 4pm at Serenity Spa and will open an additional makeup location at Grounds For Thought if needed! This will give participants more time to shamble into Bowling Greens Downtown businesses for their Zombie Deals!


2. The Zombie Feast has been shelved in favor of a Zombie Hangout. We will have a DJ and Photographer the Grumpy Dave's Location from 6:30 till 9:30pm and just have a great time partying with the Undead Horde!


3. The Rot or Not? Costume Contest has been expanded and will now be held from 9:30 to 11:30pm! This will give us even more time to hand out even more awesome prizes from our sponsoring businesses!


4. We will be registering participants at our entry points, Serenity Spa and Grounds for Thought (Makeup and Donation Stations), and the Wood County Public Library (Teen and Tween activities).


5. We will be taking free will donations at all our locations (donations benefit the BG Christian Food Pantry, The BG Teen Center, and Computers for Charity)!

Countdown To Decay

Posted by Jeff Kill on September 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 The Zombie Horde will be unleashed onto Ground Zero (Downtown BG) on October 17th 4:00pm. The contagion will spread from Serenity Spa & Salon or Grounds For Thought (for overflow) where perticipants can get their Zombie Makeovers. The cost of getting professionally Zombified will be:

$5 and 2 non-perishable food items for basic makeup or
$10 and 2 non-perishable food items for advanced makeup (proceeds beinfit BG Christian Food Pantry). Free will donations will be taken at these locations (proceeds from free will donations benifit Computers for Charity).

Once zombified the Zombie Walkers will then embark on a free roam walk around Ground Zero in search of Quarantine Zones (sponsoring businesses that are offering special promotions for the walk). Walkers will be aided with our event schedule containing a map of the Quarantine Zones and the Zombie Patrol (volunteers who will help walkers to find activities throught the evening).

At 6:00pm Teens and tweens can celebrate Zombie Style with a movie and food in the Teen Space at the Wood County District Public Library. they can also earn raffle tickets 1 for each non-perishable food item donated and 2 for each book reviewed!

There will be a Zombie Hangout at Grumpy Dave's form 6:30pm to 9:30pm. We will have a DJ and Professional Photagrapher on hand. Free will donations will also be taken at this location (proceeds benefit our selected charities). There will be a Photo Shootout (professional photo opps with our resident photagrapher).

The official Zombie Walk will conclude at Grumpy Dave's with the Rot or Not? costume contest with prizes offered up by our Business Sponsors from 9:30pm to 11:30pm.

For any questions regarding sponsoring or volunteering at the walk please email

Sign up on facebook to help us promote! http/

Zombie Outbreaks

Posted by Jeff Kill on September 1, 2012 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Keep an eye out for small Zombie Outbreaks in Bowing Green. If you see one, take pictures and send them to us at and you can get your photo featured on our site and win prizes from our sponsors!

Sign up for the zombie walk on Facebook to help us promote!: http/

10 ways to support ZWC

Posted by Jeff Kill on August 30, 2012 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

10 easy ways you can support the Zombie Walk For Charity other than donating money! First off make sure you sign up for the event on facebook to give the event more visibility: http/ now on th the article!


The 2012 Zombie Walk For Charity will be unique in a few ways. It will be Bowling Greens first official Zombie Walk. It is a free roam walk with participation of many Downtown Businesses. It will benefit 3 charities: The BG Christian Food Pantry, Computers for Charity, and BG Teen Center. The Walk is supported by the Bowling green Chamber Of Commerce and the Downtown BG Organization, as well as many other community organizations. So, this is a cause you know you should be supporting but how?? Here are 10 free and easy ways!


1. Volunteer: What is there to do before the walk? Tons of stuff! We need people to help us promote by making phone calls, distributing fliers and helping us pull off some fun publicity stunts if you want to get Zombified before the Walk. Trust me, if you commit to a little time, we have plenty of things that we need warm bodies for!


2. Spread the word on social networks: All of us are connected to one or more social networks these days. Like our Facebook page - Then share the link with friends who may be interested. Don't stop there, share with your friends on other social networks or tweet some news about the ZWC. Actively encourage your friends to follow suit and next thing you know our page will go Viral, which is idea for a Zombie Outbreak!


3. Add a link to the Zombie Walk in your email signature: This can be done in most email clients easily including Gmail and Yahoo Mail in the settings. Just a simple "Please support the BG Zombie Walk -" will suffice. Or if you know how you can get fancy and embed a small banner pointing to our site. That way your sharing the ZWC every time you send emails, without spamming the recipient!


4. Shop at ZWC Sponsor Businesses and let them know it's because you supprt the Walk: It is crucial that we let businesses know that supporting thne Zombie Walk will result in a net gain in their bottom line, not just on the day of the walk but also before and after the event. Withoout our Business Sponsors their would not be much to do during the walk and we would not have anywhere to start and end the walk. So please visit our Sponsors Page - and actively shop at these merchants, even if it means going a little out of your way!


5. Write a blog post: Almost everyone has an outlet for blogging these days — whether that means a site running WordPress, an account at LiveJournal, or a blog on MySpace or Facebook. By writing about the Walk and including links to our pages, you’re helping to spread awareness among your social circle and your contributing to our page edging up in the search engine rankings! I am available for interviews if you want to go that route. call me: 419-371-1611!


6. Create A Video: As mentioned, blog posts are great, but a picture really says a thousand words. The web has become a lot more visual in recent years and there are now a large number of social tools to help you express yourself using video. When you record a video plea or call to action about the Zombie Walk For Charity, you can make your message sound more authentic and real. You can use sites like, Vimeo, and YouTube to easily record and spread your video message!


7.Tell A freind in Person: Social networks are great for reaching lots of people at once but nothing sticks in peoples minds like a good old conversation. Familiarize yourself with ZWC happenings on our website and share with your friends and aquaintences. heck share with total strangers for that matter. Memorize the address - so you'll be able to direct them to more information.


8. Put up posters: We have lots of styles to choose form and the are all free and easily downloaded from our website - If everyone just prints up one and places it in a prominent location we will have the city blanketed in no time and save a ton of money. We could never cover all the areas our supporters can cover anyhow, so Please put up posters and encourage your friends to do likewise! If you don't like our offerings feel free to make and distribute your own (Please send me a copy so I can post yours on our site for others to share)!


9. Actively participate on our Facebook page - Excited about the Zombie Walk? Give us a shoutout on the page! Have suggestions or comments? Drop us a line on our page! Questions or concerns? Ask right on our page! The more public activity on the page, the more people see the page! When I've gone on a posting spree, the page has reached 1,099 unique people! Imagine if we all were posting!


10. Actively participate in the discussion forums: We have News forums on the ZWC site designed to allow you to leave comments, links, html code and pictures. So if you have developed a cool banner, video or poster, you can post it in the news forums for active discussion! If you use the forums it simplifies things for us, instead of having to chase down information from multiple email accounts and sites! -


So there you go! 10 easy and free ways to support Bowling Greens first Zombie Walk For Charity. I'm sure you can think of more. If so you no know where to share your ideas! Please don't hesitate to contact us a with any questions! Thanks for your time and I look forward to seeing hearing from you in the near future!


Jeffrey Kill - Director of BG OH Zombie Walk For Charity

Promotional Posters Now Available!

Posted by Jeff Kill on August 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A few simple promotional posters have been added so you can print them from the convenience of home and start promoting the ZWC! Posters can be found HERE. More printable documnets will be added as they are produced. Thank you for helping us to promote the BG Ohio ZWC!

Sign up for the walk on Facebook to help spread the word: http/

Business Sponsors

Posted by Jeff Kill on August 10, 2012 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (3)

The question keeps arising from the business community as to how they becomen sponsors of the ZWC. The Only requirement sfor sponsorship is that the business has some type of special, discount, cupon or pormotion (of thier choice) on October 17th for the zombie 'walkers' who are in character. A business must submit an email to us at and include a business phone number and address and their business website and Facebook URL (if applicable). We will post sponsopring businesses on our sponsors page

Some businesses are planning to go abve and beyond the call of duty and are gong to host raffles, have their employees dress as zombies or even theme thier shops. All of these are welcome activities that will enhance the ZWCs appeal to a larger audience. Some of the Bars will be hosting after hours promotions that, though not officially part of the ZWC, are a welcome additions to the nites festivities.Some businesses have graciously offered monetary donations to cover some of our costs in hosting the event, or space where zombie makeup can be applied, an end point of the walk were we can host a dinner and even prizes for the costume contest! All of the above is greatly appreciated and will help to make this a fun night for everyonme involved! 

We have the support of BG's downtown businesses and what we need to deliver is zombies to patronise our gracious sponsors! So keep the ideas flowing and help spread the Zombie Infection by sharing this info with your firends and family!

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